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||CleanSomething Wild: Seals at Isles of Shoals||On a Tuesday morning in summer, 2017, Chris Martin boarded the John B. Heiser, a 33-foot research vessel, headed for Duck Island. Mission: to count seals.||11/9/2018||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||10/26/2018||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||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: International Treaties Aren't Always About Trade||Kirk Dorsey wanted to be an ornithologist, so he went to Cornell University. “But I was not a particularly good student at ornithology…all the biology classes. But I was taking history classes for fun.” And in his junior year he found himself in a||9/14/2018||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||8/31/2018||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||8/17/2018||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||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Eye of the Turtle||New Hampshire benefits from the presence of seven different turtle species. This week on Something Wild we’re taking a closer look at two of the most common species you can find all over the state: painted turtles and snapping turtles. First off, we h||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Of Death, Beauty and Vultures||Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown, joined us in the field this week at Something Wild. We were in Sutton, NH tracking some turkey vulture chicks, because Dave discovered some vultures living among the rocks in a nearby cliff-face. Turkey Vultures (one of||7/6/2018||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||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: What Happens to Trees in Drought?||The specter of drought is often raised in these early days of summer. And for good reason, though water levels have returned to normal around the New Hampshire, state officials are still warning residents to remain cautious after last summer drought. An||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: First Bitten||First Bitten is our periodic series at Something Wild where we study the people who study nature, and what set them on the path to do that. And this time around our two subjects under the microscope trace their love of nature back to their parents's||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Porcupines Aren't As Prickly As You Thought||The porcupine’s only real predator is the fisher. It takes a tough critter to eat a porcupine. Even coyotes, one of the state's apex predators, instinctually knows to leave porcupines alone – a trait that is sadly not shared by their domestic cousin||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: What Makes Summer Thunderstorms Happen?||Today’s topic is thunderstorms. Summer in NH brings those triple H days – hazy, hot, and humid! On days like those there’s nothing more welcome than the arrival of a late-afternoon thunderstorm, leaving in its wake cool, refreshing air, scrubbed c||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Smell that Olfactory||We know…we’ve been remiss, and it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. Something Wild, as you know, is a chance to take a closer look at the wildlife, ecosystems and marvelous phenomena you can find in and around New Hampshire. But over||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: N.H.'s Wildest Neighborhood ... Peatlands||Here at Something Wild we love all things wild (even blackflies !) but sometimes it can be helpful to look beyond a single species and consider how many species interact within a given environment. In our periodic series, New Hampshire’s Wild||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: When an Irresistible Force Meets an Immoveable Object||The battlefield is ancient. Strewn with the debris of generations. Trees splintered, rocks shattered. Neither side will yield this talus slope in the pursuit of that which is most coveted. This is Game of Stones. Actually, this is just another installme||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Celebrate the Plague of Black Flies||Imagine yourself on a walk in the woods. It’s early spring; tiny tree flowers are clinging to branches. A nearby stream quietly gurgles and peepers pepper the air. Idyllic, right? Then, all of a sudden….a brobdingnagian buzz from a lilliputian louse||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Garter Snakes||So, this partnership among NHPR, New Hampshire Audubon and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is one in which bird and tree knowledge is well represented. But much of the state’s wildlife, as you’ve no doubt noticed, can be clas||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething Wild: Do Mosquitos Like You Better?||We often think of the “food chain” in the natural world in linear terms: this eats that, which in turn, is eaten by the other. But today’s subject proves that chain is a little more like a web. The species we’re talking about today feeds on the||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Good and getting better!
A fun and nerdy nature walk. Friendly and informative, something I regularly look forward to.
Interesting topics but
the format sounds too scripted. Just not my taste.