nature http://wamc.org en "Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You" By Dan Riskin http://wamc.org/post/mother-nature-trying-kill-you-dan-riskin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of <a href="http://www.discovery.ca/Showpage.aspx?sid=13287">Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet</a>) explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. <em>In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You</em>, Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless.</p><p>Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86562 at http://wamc.org "Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You" By Dan Riskin "The Thing With Feathers" By Noah Strycker http://wamc.org/post/thing-feathers-noah-strycker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand more about the secrets of bird life, they are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself.</p><p><em>The Thing with Feathers</em> explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatross, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86633 at http://wamc.org "The Thing With Feathers" By Noah Strycker NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program http://wamc.org/post/nys-department-environmental-conservation-estuary-program-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On one day, Thursday Oct </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 3 thousand students, educators, and volunteers will visit 65 sites along the Hudson from New York Harbor to the mouth of the Mohawk. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is being called “A Day In the Life of Hudson River.”&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, Fran Dunwell and Hudson River Science Educator, Chris Bowser&nbsp;</span>from the <a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html">NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program</a> are here to tell us this morning about how this helps people get a feel for the diversity and dynamic nature of the Hudson River system.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73943 at http://wamc.org NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program Flying Deer Nature Center http://wamc.org/post/flying-deer-nature-center-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school in New Lebanon, NY that has been connecting children and adults to nature and community since 1996. They offer school programs, programming for homeschooled children, adult programs in animal tracking, bird language, women’s retreats and more.</p><p>Executive Director Michelle Apland and Programs Director Devin Franklin join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72860 at http://wamc.org Flying Deer Nature Center 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jason Middlebrook and Susan Cross http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-jason-middlebrook-and-susan-cross <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS </a></span><a href="http://www.massmoca.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">MoCA's</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> current exhibitions is</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The pieces contained include new works from Jason’s series of painted hardwood planks begun in 2008 and will debut an awe-inspiring, hanging mobile that functions like a fountain within the gallery.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67355 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jason Middlebrook and Susan Cross Vox Pop : Gardening : 5/30/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-gardening-53013 <p></p><p>Joining us today to answer your gardening questions is Fred Breglia, director of horticulture and operations at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:00:00 +0000 65938 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Gardening : 5/30/13 Listener Essay - When The Outdoors Come In http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-when-outdoors-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise Hackert-Stoner lives in Loudonville, NY, and enjoys writing about and photographing nature. With her husband, Scott Stoner, she operates Naturelogues, which you can visit at <a href="http://www.naturelogues.com">naturelogues.com</a>.</p><p>Music - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00260TG3O/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00260TG3O">Bumble Bee</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00260TG3O" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">- LaVern Baker</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 38653 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - When The Outdoors Come In Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 4/11/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-birding-rich-guthrie-41113 <p>Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.<em> </em></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 62009 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 4/11/13 Butterflies at miSci and Albany Pine Bush http://wamc.org/post/butterflies-misci-and-albany-pine-bush <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.misci.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">miSci</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Schenectady, New York has a new exhibit entitled, Butterflies – it’s an indoor butterfly house and will be open through April 7.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center">Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center</a> is releasing a new children’s book entitled <em>Mister Karner Blue Book</em> – about the Karner Blue Butterfly – they will have a release party for the book<a href="https://www.albanypinebush.org/events/detail.cfm?id=1154"> tomorrow</a>. The book is illustrated by the students of Farnsworth Middle School and written by Natasha Permaul.</p><p>Here to tell us more about the butterfly saturation of the region are Mac Sudduth, Ph.D., miSci Executive Director, Jeffrey Folmer, Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center Director, and Neil Gifford, Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:38:12 +0000 Joe Donahue 59414 at http://wamc.org Butterflies at miSci and Albany Pine Bush "The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life" by Margaret Roach http://wamc.org/post/backyard-parables-lessons-gardening-and-life-margaret-roach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, Margaret Roach, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55851 at http://wamc.org "The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life" by Margaret Roach