May 31, 2022

Fly Fishing: Art and Science

It’s the height of fly fishing season in New York’s Catskill Mountains, home to some of the finest trout streams in the world.

May 30, 2022

Fly Tying

The goal of fly fishing is to attract fish with an artificial fly that looks like a real insect. These flies can be bought, but serious anglers tie their own.

May 27, 2022

Fly Fishing: Skills

If you can cast a weightless fly to a very precise location, you’ve mastered one of the many skills of fly fishing.

May 26, 2022

Fly Fishing: History

Fly fishing is now popular at all levels of society, but the sport started 500 years ago as a pastime for wealthy aristocrats.

May 25, 2022

A Rancher’s Year

It’s branding time on a New Mexico cattle ranch, but when you’re raising and selling thousands of head of cattle, there’s work to be done all year long.

May 24, 2022

Life on a Ranch

The life of a New Mexico cattle rancher is a constant cycle of breeding, branding and mending fences. Carlos Cornay wouldn’t have it any other way.

May 23, 2022

Cattle: Branding

May is a busy month at a cattle ranch in New Mexico. It’s branding time, and all the friends and family lend a hand.

May 20, 2022

Pulse of the Peeper

Scientists suspect that amphibian populations are on the decline worldwide.

May 19, 2022

Frog Watch

Monitoring amphibian populations by listening to them.

May 18, 2022

Soundscape Invitation

Listeners are invited to share their favorite sounds on

May 17, 2022

Long Term Sperm and Suspended Animation

How are Garter Snakes able to survive 8 months of hibernation with only minor weight loss?

May 16, 2022

Garter Snakes: A Matter of Choice

When it comes to Garter Snakes’ spring mating rites, males compete and females chose.

May 13, 2022

Garter Snakes: Mating Balls

Thousands of male garter snakes are out of hibernation and ready to woo females with romantic chin rubbing and other slithery tricks.

May 12, 2022

Highland Cattle

How does a breed of Scottish Highland cattle fare in Westchester county, New York?

May 11, 2022

Shetland Sheep

It’s lambing season for Shetland Sheep.

May 10, 2022


How infant farm animals respond to the presence of humans will affect them for the rest of their lives.

May 9, 2022

Breeding Rare Domestic Animals

On an New York farm, rare breeds of livestock represent a kind of insurance policy for the future.

May 6, 2022

Playing With Bugs

The natural world comes alive in a way that only music can express.

May 5, 2022

Water Boatmen

Even in the most ordinary ponds you can hear an amazing world of sound.

May 4, 2022

Pond Music

Meet an interspecies musician.

May 3, 2022

May Day – Fertility

May Day is an ancient celebration of fertility and rebirth.

May 2, 2022

May Day – Traditions

The May Day custom of dancing around a May Pole dates back to pre-Christian days.