Thermus Aquaticus

Thermus aquaticus by Camille Barr Broadcast 2.21, 2.24, 2.25.2008 Listen:   Thermus aquaticus. An odd name that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. Or perhaps a superhero that rescues people who have fallen to Davy Jones’ locker. It turns out that...

Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike

Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike by Brooke Carlisle Broadcast 12.6 & 12.11.2015 Listen:   You know the old saying “no two snowflakes are alike”? Well, there may be more truth to that than you think. I am from Hillsboro, Oregon, where the snow falls in wet,...

Mountain Ash: Feeding Birds & Brightening Winter

Mountain Ash in Winter by Kate Leary Broadcast 11.8 & 11.13.2015 Listen:   Walking through many neighborhoods in Montana towns through the fall and winter, you’ll find yourself brushing past clusters of showy orange-red berries, hanging down from the limbs of...

Cottonwoods: Winter Wildlife Refuge

Cottonwoods: Where Wildlife Take Refuge in Winter by Ellen Knight Broadcast 3.15.2016 Listen:   Thinking about plants in winter recently, I remembered a particular good-sized cottonwood I saw while walking along a riverbank. What was its story? From James Halfpenny’s...

The Wonders of Winter Adaptation

Winter Adaptations by Sue Walker Broadcast 1.31.2016 Listen:   Humans tend to sense and respond to winter – the cold, the snow, the wind, the short days – by controlling their environment. We mediate winter’s effect by living in a warm house, wearing...