Archive for the 'Wildlife' Category

I like Podcasts

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

humanature-smallOne of my new favourite podcasts is the HumaNature podcast from Wyoming Public Media. Their first season has ten episodes, all of which you can download for free from their website. If you want to see if you like it before subscribing, listen to the bonus episode: Season 1 Recap.

Bears!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Explore Bears: Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park, Alaska powered by EXPLORE.org (live stream on YouTube).

If you watch for a little while, you’ll see salmon jumping up the falls, and a bear or two might appear to catch some. When I started watching, a brown bear nonchalantly walked into the water, caught a salmon with his mouth on the first try and nonchalantly walked out again. Right now there’s a mother with two cubs – amazing! The mom is jumping in the water again and again, but the cubs are just standing in shallow water watching her and not quite sure what to make of the whole thing.

They will adjust the camera angle and zoom depending on where the action is happening.

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Shhh…

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

NPR Science: Beyond Sightseeing: You’ll Love The Sound Of America’s Best Parks.

“Every place has its own sound. A small group of scientists is hard at work recording the natural sounds of national parks all across the U.S. — more than 70 soundscapes so far.

For our series on the centennial of the national parks, we traveled to Colorado, to find out how they create these portraits of sound.”

I recommend listening to the seven minute article instead of just reading the (abbreviated, loose) transcript because there are a lot of sound clips.

Wer singt denn da draußen?

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Nabu: Von Amsel bis Zilpzalp – Die 40 häufigsten Gartenvogelarten im Porträt.

“Am besten achtet man auf mehrere Kennzeichen, um eine Vogelart sicher zu identifizieren: Größe und Gestalt, Färbung des Gefieders, das Verhalten und natürlich der Gesang bieten Anhaltspunkte. Oft ist es zuerst die Stimme, die auf einen Vogel aufmerksam macht, noch bevor wir ihn zu Gesicht bekommen.”

Hooooo-hooooo!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Science from NPR: Secrets Of The Snowy Owl (YouTube). “We followed a young owl named Baltimore’s PRECISE route from a beach in Maryland to an island in Canada.”

More info at NPR.org: We Followed A Snowy Owl From Maryland To Ontario by Adam Cole.