By Something Wild
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||CleanSomething Wild: Where Have All the Birds Gone?||As we hunker down for the winter weather, we’re frequently too preoccupied with what is in our front yards that we tend not to notice what isn’t there. The snow and ice have muscled out the grass, and the chilly sounds of the north wind have blown a||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Oxbows Not Just for Oxen||So the thing about “nature shows” - even this one - is that we tend to talk about plant and animal species in pretty independent terms. "The red-tailed hawk eats this, sounds like that, does this in the winter…" But as we’ve tried to explain ove||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Activity on NH's Ice-Scape||Water is what has allowed life to generate and regenerate on this tiny blue marble of ours. Most of us would shrivel up and blow away without a water supply. And yet every year at this time water becomes scarce, surface water anyway. So the question is||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Seals at Isles of Shoals||On a Tuesday morning last summer, Chris Martin boarded the John B. Heiser, a 33-foot research vessel, headed for Duck Island. Mission: to count seals.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: When Green Is 'Invisible'||Picture yourself in the grocery store. You’ve got an organized list in your hand and you’re looking for the things on that list. And as you go down the aisles you’re whizzing by dozens, maybe hundreds, of things on the shelves until your eye picks||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: It's All in the Breeding||A common theme on Something Wild is breeding. (Which is why we always sip our tea with our pinkies extended.) Seriously, though, we talk about the how, when and where because there are a lot of different reproductive strategies that have evolved in natu||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: How Trees Fight Back||Every year there seems to be a different insect making a nuisance of itself. Some of them are harmless , but some are plagues upon us or our forests. It was only a year ago that Gypsy moths made their presence known in southern New England, where trees||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: The Dangers of Hiking the Whites||I rolled into the parking lot of the Mountain Wanderer Book Store in Lincoln, New Hampshire. I was there to meet two White Mountain hiking experts. Authors Mike Dickerman of Bond Cliff Books and Steve Smith, editor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s W||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Caring For The Forest Floor||Today’s topic is perfect for the fall season: cleaning up the leaves. Yes, it’s that time of year again, and if you hate raking as much as we do we’ve got some good news for you. It really doesn’t have to be so…well…impulsive.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Why So Many Acorns?||We love answering listener's questions and recently we received one that is a common query at both the Audubon and the Forest Society. Why is it that some years there are tons of acorns and other years hardly any? The number of acorns a tree produces in||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Terns Thriving on Isles of Shoals||We started the day on Appledore Island, just outside Portsmouth Harbor. The Shoals Marine Lab, resident there, traces its history back to 1928. Among the biologists spending the summer there this year were Dr. Elizabeth Craig, Tern Conservation Program||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: West End Farm Trail||Recently the Something Wild team went for a hike. One thing to bear in mind when walking with knowledgeable biologists like Chris and Dave, is that hikes take longer than they might if you were walking on your own.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Loon Facts and Fate||The iconic call of the loon is one you’ll hear on ponds and lakes throughout the state. We’re checked in with John Cooley, Senior Biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee to learn a bit about the bird and the state of its welfare. The iconic c||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Tidepools Aren't a Walk on the Beach||Labor Day weekend is often summer’s last hurrah – or at least our last chance to participate in those uniquely summer pastimes. So we thought we’d go out with some sun, surf and a nice breeze by exploring another of New Hampshire’s Wild Neighbor||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: A Timber Harvest||We don't often think of trees when we speak of "harvest." Corn is harvested; apples, tomatoes, squash are the fruits of the annual autumnal rite which is the province of our farmers. Maybe it's because those plants are harvested at the end of their||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: How Scatter Hoarders Prepare for Winter||You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea). In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place. Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den. But for some animals one food cache isn't enough. We call them scatter||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Crickets Herald the Autumn||Something Wild fan, Michael Carrier, wrote in recently, he said “If possible could you do a program about identifying some of the more common sounds you hear at dusk or night in New Hampshire.” Yeah, we can do that. So a typical evening scene in Any||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: What We Learn from a Tree Core||How do you determine the age of a tree? Just count the rings, of course! One ring equals one year of growth. If you’ve ever stumbled upon a tree stump you may have even done it yourself. But if you’re counting rings on a stump, the life of that tree||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Ravens are Intelligent Opportunists||In this part of the country the Corvid family includes blue jays, gray jays, crows, and ravens. And ravens – Corvus corax – are the smartest of this intelligent family, actually their brain to body ratio is on par with whales and the great apes. Rav||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting topics but
the format sounds too scripted. Just not my taste.
Good and getting better!
A fun and nerdy nature walk. Friendly and informative, something I regularly look forward to.