In the Adirondacks, people love their pets. Some of them---the pets, that is---weigh two hundred pounds or more and thrive on pine needles, poison-ivy, and other delicacies you can't buy at the mall.
When a cherry bomb exploded over Lang Elliott's head, he had no idea it would help to launch him on a career in sound. Elliott doesn't record pop singers or rock bands. His vocalists and instrumentalists are birds, frogs, and insects.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a---UFO? Those of us who watch birds are forever on the look-out for peregrine falcons, but most of us rarely see one. Listen here to the tale of a day I got lucky.
There are big sharks and little sharks, dangerous sharks and sharks called gummies that will never harm you. Join me for a look at a new shark field guide that surveys the world's more than 501 species of shark.