Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine heads to nature. Bird songs come in all varieties. They’re melodic, harsh, intricate, diverse, and creative. Our guest, Lauren Riters, professor in integrative biology at UW-Madison, says most of the remarkable songs occur in the springtime during mating season. But some bird species like to congregate, or flock together, in […]
Owls and rodents know nothing about national borders. Neither do wind, water or chemical runoff from pesticides. No walls, border checks or security forces can keep them in or out. On the tension-filled national borders of Israel, Jordan and Palestine, a new sustainable agriculture project involving barn owls is finding common ground. Professor Yossi Leshem […]
In this interview with Greg Budney, collections curator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, producer Will Cushman learns about the library’s wildlife sound archive. It’s the largest archive of wildlife sounds in the world, and it’s online and free to explore.