June 28, 2013

Science Diary: Okefenokee – Sandhill Monogamy

Young Sandhill Cranes are all for group dates, but when it’s time to get serious, these giant birds commit to one partner.

June 27, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – Bioactive

Farmers and gardeners have been fighting weeds since time immemorial. Now it may time for the weeds to fight for us.

June 26, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – Overlooked Resource

Common pokeweed is being studied as a potential remedy for HIV.

June 25, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – Living Pharmacy

It’s the world largest pharmacy and it may be no further than your back yard.

June 24, 2013

Earth’s Magnetic Field

The earth’s magnetic field is weakening and the poles are changing locating and – every 780,000 years or so, flipping!

June 21, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – In Praise Of

You’d be surprised to learn how many medicinal plants are considered to be “weeds”.

June 20, 2013

Ospreys: Raising a Family

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

June 19, 2013

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Loons

Development and disturbance can silence the beautiful call of the common loon.

June 18, 2013

Science Diary: Long Leaf Pine – RCW

Restoration of the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is central to the survival of an endangered woodpecker.

June 17, 2013

Solar Warming

Life on earth has a billion year window until things heat up quite a bit.

June 14, 2013

Science Diary: Long Leaf Pine – Restoring

Forestry experts at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge are working to restore Long Leaf Pine, a species that once ranged from Virginia to Texas.

June 13, 2013

Science Diary: Okefenokee – Peat

Think of a swamp, and you might picture mud and muck. But Okefenokee rests on a spongy foundation of peat.

June 12, 2013

Natchez – Oral History

The Principal Chief of the Natchez offers a unique perspective of his people’s cultural heritage.

June 11, 2013

Science Diaries: Okefenokee – Living Landscape

Cycles of growth and wildfires keep Okefenokee swamp in an eternal state of flux.

June 10, 2013


It may work on Star Trek, but in real life Mar’s thin atmosphere will be writing the script.

June 7, 2013

Science Diaries: Okefenokee – Standing Up to Bears

What hisses at bears to defend its nest eggs? Hint: it’s bigger than a robin.

June 6, 2013

17 Year Cicadas: Call

Is that the sound of an airplane? An alien spaceship? The calls of the cicadas are impressive.

June 5, 2013

17 Year Cicadas: Mating

With cicadas, it’s how you sound that matters to the females.

June 4, 2013

17 Year Cicadas: Emerge

How do billions of cicada nymphs know how to emerge simultaneously?

June 3, 2013

Infinite Universe

According to recent findings, the universe is flat and infinite. and the “Big Bang” may not have been all that big.