Black-Billed Magpies: Common But Uncommonly Smart

Black-billed Magpies by Susie Wall Broadcast 10.8 and 10.11.2019 Listen:   When I first moved out West, I was impressed by the large black-and-white bird I noticed strutting around my yard and campsites, its long black tail dragging on the ground behind it. The...

Sounds Like Chicken

By Christine Morris Rolling into my driveway the other night I heard a strident peeping. My new pullet must have flown the coop! I began to search under an unused truck topper when I heard the peep again from an impossible height for a chicken. Looking up I saw, of...

Sandhill Spring

by Claire Voris I cannot see the cranes this morning, but I can hear them. They are somewhere in the basin of the valley where the yellow, cow-cropped grasses end and the thicket around the water begins. The Sandhills arrived the night before as a wild flurry of...

Townsend’s Solitaires

Townsend’s Solitaires by Lauren Smith Broadcast 2.7.2016 photo by Jonathon Jongsma (CC 2.0 license) Listen:¬†Townsend’s Solitaires by Lauren Smith When I feel the need to escape from town and immerse myself in the woods, I head up to Marshall Canyon, just...