June 30, 2021

Sirius rising

For ancient Egyptians, the appearance of the constellation Sirius in the dawn sky marked the beginning of an important annual event.

June 29, 2021

Battling for Bluebirds

If you want Bluebirds in your nesting boxes, it likely means evicting Sparrows and Starlings.

June 28, 2021

Seeds, Weeds and Natives

They’re good for the environment, but what’s the best way to find native plants?

June 25, 2021

Siberian Throat Singing

Some remarkable music is a highlight at the annual Tun Payram festival.

June 24, 2021

The Black Saint

Black Venezuelans have introduced an African icon into a festival honoring St. John.

June 23, 2021

Trance Dancing and Promesas

An icon is said to hold the power to grant promises.

June 22, 2021

Dia De San Juan

A Venezuelan festival honoring a Catholic saint has taken on a decidedly African flavor.

June 21, 2021

Planting Native Species

There’s something we all can do to help protect local animals and plants.

June 18, 2021

Butter Mythology

The food millions of people spread on their toast every morning has inspired legends in many cultures.

June 17, 2021

Making Your Own Butter

Learn how to churn your own butter at home.

June 16, 2021

Butter Making

When it comes to making butter, older methods may be better.

June 15, 2021

Get Stuffed

It’s a tough life for male paper wasps.

June 14, 2021


Young girls reach for the clouds during this Korean coming of age ceremony.

June 11, 2021

A Good Strategy for Wasps

Usurpers, foundresses, abandoned nests – welcome to the world of the paper wasp.

June 10, 2021

Cormorant Fishing Season

Forget lures, lines and bait. How about a trained bird that catches fish for you?

June 9, 2021


In Africa’s Serengetti Park, more than a million animals are making their annual trip north, driven by the rains and their own instincts.

June 8, 2021

Awakening the Earth with Dance

An old English folk form that is thriving on both sides of the Atlantic.

June 7, 2021

Loons and Mercury

Does an increase in mercury levels affect the behavior of young loons?

June 4, 2021

Sibley – Warblers

The Holy Grail of bird watching is finding and identifying warblers, and the best month to go on this quest is May.

June 3, 2021

Sibley – Drawing Birds

An accomplished avian artist continually refines his craft.

June 2, 2021


June 2, 2021

Sibley – Like An Oasis

Migrating birds find Central Park an oasis amidst the metropolitan landscape.

June 1, 2021

Sibley – Language of the Birds

Correctly identifying bird sounds is like earning a second language.