Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions? by Beth Peluso Broadcast 9.24 and 9.27.2019 Listen:   The mid-morning sun filters through the ponderosa pines as I follow a deer path through the forest. My walk is interrupted by a syncopated “thunk…thunk thunk”...

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests by Emily Miller Broadcast 2.2.2015. Listen:   One of my favorite places to look in the forest is up. I love the way trees frame patches of sky, and how rays of sun slide over the branches and slant into pockets of...

Safety in Numbers (and Species): How Forest Birds Survive the Winter

by Cedar Mathers-Winn If you ask any birder or naturalist, they will probably tell you that spring is the season for watching birds. Singing, displaying, fighting and breeding—spring is a time of great activity, and it’s hard not to take notice. By comparison, winter...