April 30, 2010

Horseshoe Crabs: Free Lunch To Birds

The breeding grounds for horseshoe crabs is a vital stopover for thousands of migrating birds.

April 29, 2010

Science Diary: NestWatch – Eggs

Chickadees weave a blanket of fur to conceal their eggs from predators. But is it effective?

April 28, 2010

Crows: Raven Language

Gurgles, knocks, and the sound of bells… a car on the fritz? No, it’s the unique language of the raven.

April 27, 2010

Horseshoe Crabs: Mass Spawners

They’re older than dinosaurs, and part of the secret to their success is the way they breed.

April 26, 2010

Science Diary: NestWatch – Sparrow

The very small and very aggressive House Sparrow often displaces other species of nesting birds.

April 23, 2010

Aging Whales: Underwater Advantage

Life underwater may be the fountain of youth for Bowhead whales.

April 22, 2010

Crows: More Than a “Caw”

“Caw caw” says the crow. Well, yes, but a lot more too!

April 21, 2010

Aging Whales: Amino Acids

Different types of amino acids give new clues to researchers studying the longevity of whales.

April 20, 2010

Crows – Tools

Humans aren’t the only animals with tools. One species of crow has a whole arsenal of instruments that it uses to snag its dinner.

April 19, 2010

Aging Whales: Evidence of Age

Marine researchers now have evidence that Bowhead whales may be the longest living mammals on earth.

April 16, 2010

Crows – Playing Tricks

Crows and ravens are not only tricksters in Native Alaskan mythology – sometimes their wily games even help them to snag a free dinner.

April 15, 2010

Science Diary: NestWatch – Participant

Old Man Winter is out; Tree Swallows are in! A citizen scientist prepares for their arrival.

April 14, 2010

Crows – Not Just a Bird Brain

Crows do remarkably well on intelligence tests. These “feathered apes” can solve problems and make tools.

April 13, 2010

Science Diary: Mohonk – Records

Day by day, researchers at New York’s Mohonk Preserve add their measurements to a continuous 115-year record of weather and nature observations.

April 12, 2010

Crows: To Tell a Crow from a Raven

Crows and ravens may both be large, black birds, but they have very distinct voices.

April 9, 2010

Science Diary: Mohonk – Signals from Nature

Naturalists tune in to the rhythms of nature using all of our senses.

April 8, 2010

Kincentric Ecology: Yumari

The Raramuri people of Mexico honor their kinship to the earth through song and dance.

April 7, 2010

Science Diary: Mohonk – Recording Nature

The records of one family in New York’s Hudson Valley are shedding light on regional weather and climate patterns.

April 6, 2010

Kincentric Ecology: Today

The culture of the Raramuri people is a model for a more sustainable way of life in our modern industrialized world.

April 5, 2010

Science Diary: Mohonk – Peregrines

Peregrine falcons were endangered by the use of pesticides like DDT. After decades of recovery, Hudson Valley naturalists are hoping the peregrines will return to their former roosting spots.

April 2, 2010

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Conquering Death

This week, Greeks around the world celebrate one of their most important holidays of the year – Orthodox Easter.

April 1, 2010

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Bringing Light

Beautiful hymns mark the celebration of Easter at the first Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas.