January 31, 2005

Owl Feathers: Barred

These stealthy predators are named after the pattern on their feathers, which offers them near-perfect camouflage.

January 28, 2005

Prescribed Burn: Fire of ’47

Learn why people in southern Maine set fires to fight fire.

January 27, 2005

Prescribed Burn

Plant and animal diversity in southern New England is dependent on periodic fires.

January 26, 2005

Lyre: Mimic

Australian lyrebirds are the world’s supreme bird mimics; they reputedly can even do a rendition of a chainsaw!

January 25, 2005

Lyrebird: What’s in a Name

What has tail feathers that resemble an ancient musical instrument and vast vocal repertoire?

January 24, 2005

Lyrebird: Overview

What has tail feathers that resemble an ancient musical instrument and vast vocal repertoire?

January 21, 2005

Madagascar: Land Out of Time

Madagascar is an island suspended in “geological time” – home to primitive animals and plants found nowhere else on earth.

January 20, 2005

Fossa: Conservation

A field biologist on the front lines of a biodiversity crisis has a greater mission than scientific discovery of a single species.

January 19, 2005

Fossa: Cathemeral Critter

A cathemeral creature — such as Madagascar’s fossa, can hunt their prey in either day or night.

January 18, 2005

Fossa: Madagascar’s Grizzly

Although it sounds like something from a Dr. Seuss nursery rhyme, the fossa is actually one of the world’s most evasive and lethal animals.

January 17, 2005

Deep Sea Vents: Inside the Sub

Hear what it is like to dive to the bottom of the ocean in Alvin.

January 14, 2005


But does mom get visiting rights? Young emus (flightless Australian birds) remain in the exclusive care of their father for six months.

January 13, 2005

Dingo: All in the Family

Dingoes are wild dogs with a surprisingly tight knit family structure.

January 12, 2005

Coral Reef: Luminous Protein

The “glow” of a coral reef comes from a life-sustaining exchange between protein and algae.

January 11, 2005

Lions of Tsavo: High When Dry

If you’re a lion, the dry season is when life is easy, and the rainy season can be a dangerous time.

January 10, 2005

Lions of Tsavo: Calling Them In

What sounds do you use to make a lion come when you “call” it?

January 7, 2005


When fire sweeps through a forest, most creatures flee, but there’s one insect that actually seeks out forest fires, and for a good reason.

January 6, 2005

Mushrooms: DNA

Thanks to DNA testing, scientists are learning that the majority of micororganisms in soil are fungi which bring vital elements to plant life.

January 5, 2005

Lions of Tsavo: Mankillers Still?

When lions hunt humans, there may be more than one reason.

January 4, 2005

Lions of Tsavo: Ghost Story

One of history’s worst cases of man-eating lions may have been partly due to insufficient numbers of prey.

January 3, 2005

Hawaiian-Japanese New Year – Food

For one listener who grew up in Hawaii, New Year’s day always meant a feast of traditional Japanese foods.