May 30, 2003

Ospreys: Raising a Family

For a special pair of ospreys, “Virginia Is For Lovers”.

May 29, 2003

Ospreys – Nest

In the Chesapeake bay region, migrating ospreys find an architecturally unique habitat for nesting -with some help from humans.

May 28, 2003

Musical Brains: Baby Talk

According to a child psychologist at the University of Toronto, baby talk is truly a universal language.

May 27, 2003

Musical Brains: Lullabies

The unique qualities of lullabies transcend age and culture.

May 26, 2003


In honor of Azorean Portuguese ancestors and a beloved queen, the festival of Chamarita is one of humble origin.

May 23, 2003

Snake River Birds of Prey: History

Raptor populations such as the hawk and prairie falcon, can directly indicate the health of our earthly environment.

May 22, 2003

Snake River Birds of Prey: Prairie Falcons

Prairie Falcons soar to exhilarating heights along eighty-two miles of river canyon in Idaho.

May 21, 2003

Accordion Festival: Scandinavian Culture

A yearly festival of music is a rich display of Scandinavian culture for Americans proud of their heritage.

May 20, 2003

Accordion Festival: Walter Eriksson

Each Memorial Day accordion players from around the world gather in New Jersey.

May 19, 2003

Alaskan Native Fish Camp

Every year, native elders attend Kalukak Bay Fish Camp in Alaska to preserve the traditions of the Yup’ik Nation.

May 16, 2003

Rattlesnake Roundup

Milking venom from rattlesnakes has yielded benefits for medical science.

May 15, 2003

Big Trees: Value

For many of America’s oldest trees, imperfection enabled survival.

May 14, 2003

Big Trees: To Be A Champion

Who knows, you may have a Champion Class tree in your yard!

May 13, 2003

Shorebirds: Western Sandpipers & Humans

Development along the California coastline is having an impact on Western Sandpipers and other shorebirds.

May 12, 2003

Shorebirds: Western Sandpipers Migration

Western Sandpipers are in a “frequent flyer” class of their own.

May 9, 2003

Shorebirds: Montague Island

Once a year on Alaska’s Montague Island, whole populations of shorebirds feast on a plethora of herring eggs.

May 8, 2003

Firewalking: Music

Celebrants of Saints Constantine and Helen enter a trance state as they dance over coals.

May 7, 2003

Firewalking: Physics

There’s a physics-based explanation for why villagers in Northern Greece can walk on fiery coals and not burn their feet.

May 6, 2003

Swifts in the Chimney

Twice a year thousands of Vaux’s Swifts use an elementary school’s furnace as a migratory stopover.

May 5, 2003

Return of the Wood Thrush

The annual return of the wood thrush holds a special meaning for some Pulse of the Planet listeners in upstate New York.

May 2, 2003

Early Spring: Marmot’s Choice

Marmots risk starvation because of misleading cues that spring has arrived in the Rocky Mountains.

May 1, 2003

Early Spring: Unexpected Conditions

Warming weather and increased snowfall send mixed signals to migrating species.