October 29, 2004

Curling: A Most Social Game

The skillful game of curling calls for a high level of sporting etiquette.

October 28, 2004

Native Bees: Preserving Wild Bees

Learn what can be done to preserve and protect native bees.

October 27, 2004

Curling: History in Stone

What originated as a 17th century Scottish game of sliding rocks around on ice is now an international Olympic sport.

October 26, 2004

Native Bees: Assessing Wild Bees

Hear how scientists measure how well wild bees pollinate a particular crop.

October 25, 2004

Mushrooms: Culture

Not all societies look upon mushrooms kindly.

October 22, 2004

Damselfish: A Devoted Husband

A male damselfish must be diligent nester to hold on to his mate.

October 21, 2004

Curling: Intro

What does a 42 pound granite stone have in common with the game of chess?

October 20, 2004

Native Bees: Go Wild

Could wild bees be used for pollinating agricultural crops?

October 19, 2004

Mushrooms: Tree Host

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it helps to know your tree types.

October 18, 2004

Beekeeper: Society of Bees

Their is a hierarchical society in a bee colony- find out who’s on top and who’s not.

October 15, 2004

Cowbirds: Introduction

How do young cowbirds recognize members of their own species when they’re not reared among them?

October 14, 2004

Beekeeper: Smoking the Hive

The first step to working with bees is “smoking” them… we’ll learn why and how.

October 13, 2004

Damselfish: Location, Location, Location

Damselfish are a discerning lot when it comes to selecting a “home”.

October 12, 2004

Beekeeper: Observing the Hive

You can learn a lot about the condition of a bee colony just by observing carefully.

October 11, 2004

Urban Tree Planting: Beyond Aesthetics

Trees enhance the aesthetics of an urban environment and function as natural coolants and air purifiers.

October 8, 2004

Urban Tree Planting: The Hole Truth

Wide, shallow holes and moist roots give “urban” transplants the right home in which to grow.

October 7, 2004

Organs: Strike Up the Band

The music from an Andreas Ruth band organ can make a grown man cry.

October 6, 2004

Organs: Authentic

Painted ponies and pipe organ music from paper scrolls have delighted carousel enthusiasts since the 1800’s.

October 5, 2004

Native Bees: Honey Bee Decline

Farmers around the world depend primarily on one species of bee- the honey bee- and that bee is in trouble.

October 4, 2004

Native Bees: Pollination

Up to 30 percent of the food we eat is pollinated by bees.

October 1, 2004

Finch: Picky Female

What’s in a song? For female finches, the notes reveal more about suitors than just a romantic interest.