All Things Natural with Ed Kanze
Into the brew of "All Things Natural" naturalist and writer Ed Kanze throws in a kitchen sink's worth of topical matter. One week he might write about how your beloved pet dog is really a wolf (the DNA doesn't lie), and the next contemplate the sex lives of trees or the lonely life of the bobcat. More at: www.mountainlake.org/bn
All Things Natural with Ed Kanze
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If the history of medical science can teach us one thing, it's this. Don't underestimate dirt. From ordinary backyard soil and composted compost have some of the world's most useful wonder-drugs.
LISTEN: SPECIAL EDITION 'ALL THINGS NATURAL' - FROM DIRT COMES HEALING
We measure babies by length, not height. The blue whale is the world's longest animal, or at least the longest one with a backbone. What's the longest tree?
Measuring Baby, Things Nature, Longest Trees, Longest Animal, Blue Whales
LISTEN: The Trees Of Our Forests
We all have our passions and compulsions. One of mine is hunting for salamanders. When I catch them, I let them go. The fun isn't in the possessing, it's in the chase. Will you join me?
LISTEN: Perpetually Seeking Salamanders
While I watch nature videos with pleasure, especially if they're narrated by David Attenborough, and while I enjoy a stroll through a zoo now and again, it's always been clear to me that there's nothing more satisfying and fun
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LISTEN: The Thrill of Being There
Weird living things you may never have heard of live deep in the oceans and in hot pools at Yellowstone. They live in your intestines and toilet tank, too. You gotta love them, for without them, we'd be nowhere.
Hot Pools, Things Nature, The Ocean, Toilets Tanks, Living Things, Weird Living, Living Deep
LISTEN: Iron Eaters Near And Far
When nights yields to day and day succumbs to darkness, wild beasts come out to fly and prowl. Scientists call them crepuscular. Listen and meet dusk specialists here.
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Bobcat In A Tree - Vintage Photograph. $14.00, via Etsy.
LISTEN: Great Things Happen at Dusk
According to the calendar, one day it's summer and the next it's fall. Nature marks the change of the season a little differently.
Things Nature, Nature Mark
LISTEN: The Poignant End of Summer
I'd forgive anyone for thinking I was pulling a leg when telling them that some ants round up aphids on plant stems and tend them like dairy farmers care for cows.
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How Do Ants and Aphids Help Each Other?
Ants herd aphids and milk them for their honeydew
Ants and aphids have a mutualistic relationship. The ants feed on honeydew left behind by the aphids, and in return, they protect the aphids from predators.
LISTEN: Home On The Range With Ants And Aphids
Who's in charge, my daughter wanted to know? She'd been given a tee-shirt that proclaims
Glimmeri Layered, Exteme Conditioning, Coccoid Cell, High Irregular, Strong Lobe, Oxidized Sulfur, Appearances Oily, Microbes Discovery, Dissolve Pyrite
Common Name: n/a Species Name: Sulfolobus solfataricus Description: initiated in Canada in 1994; member of the Crenarchaeota under the Archaea domain; hyperthermophile; mainly grows in exteme conditions; appears oily and glimmery layer on mud or water; only grows where oxygen is present; coccoid cells that are highly irregular in shape and have strong lobes Niche: oxidizes sulfur, dissolves pyrite
LISTEN: Who Rules The World
It doesn't make any sense. Most wild animals big enough for us to pay attention to have skeletons.
LISTEN: A Walk in a Boneyard
Frankly, they suck. And while they suck, they inadvertently introduce fungi into the inner bark. Listen here and meet the Bonny and Clyde of the beech tree decline: a hyperfeminine aphid and a lethal fungus.
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American Beech Tree
Fagus grandifolia American Beech
The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) occurs across much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, with a disjunct population in Mexico. It is the only Fagus species in the Western Hemisphere.
LISTEN: On The Beech
Defeated by a little bird! It's humbling, I confess, to have chased wild birds over much of North America for 35 years and still not have seen a common sedge wren.
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LISTEN: Matters of Perspective
Like it or not, they're waiting for you. Legs reach out, legs with highly receptive sensory organs on them, and they know you're coming.
Dogs, Tick Born, Bugs, Deer Tick, Tick Repel, Tickborn Diseas, Pets, Lyme Disease, Health
Drug Eliminates Parasite that Causes Babesiosis in Horses (Tick borne)
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State estimates 60 percent of its deer ticks carry Lyme disease - "When New Hampshire residents go out to rake the leaves, hunt, or go hiking with their dogs, they need to keep an eye out for ticks."
Doing everything that you can to protect yourself from a tick bite is so important for preventing the Lyme disease. Chemical-based bug repellents are helpful but they do introduce toxins into the environment and to your body. There are natural alternatives that can offer protection if used properly. Find out how to make a homemade tick repellent with essential oils.
LISTEN: Ticks Looking For Good Hosts
Now you see it, now you don't: something brown in or near the water, hopping, swimming, or doing something else that catches your eye.