Field Notes

Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Hidden Life Of Lichens

Lichens on rock. Flickr user Jared Tarbell. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Jared Tarbell

"Lichens," written by Ted Morrison, read by Caroline Kurtz.

"As I belayed my partner up to the ledge, I examined the colorful world on the rock in front of me. The closer I looked, the more I saw. The small cracks in the mat of lichen surged like huge crevasses in a microworld, curving and breaking with the topography of the rough granite. The small polygons of green were flecked by a multitude of browns and grays.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Mint Evolution

Wild mint and pollinator. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Flickr user, Dendroica cerulea

"Mint Evolution," by David Kerber.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Ravens At Play

Raven in flight, Northern Italy. (CC-BY-NC 2.0)
Credit Niccolò Caranti

"Ravens At Play," written by Michael K. Schwartz, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Reflections On Wilderness

Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. (CC-BY-NC)
Credit Fredlyfish4

"Reflections on Wilderness," by Allison Linville.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Quiet Courtship Of Mountain Pine Beetles

The scraper, half a beetle's stridulatory mechanism.
Credit Malcolm M. Furniss and Parks Canada

Pine beetle chirps are too quiet for humans to hear, but they play an important role in beetle courtship.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Squirrels "Cache" In

Collage of a grey squirrel burying a nut. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Bob MacInnes

"Squirrel Behavior," written by Tracy Wendt, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Blodgett Canyon's Horsehead Arch

Horsehead Arch, Blodgett Canyon, Bitterroot Mountains. (CC BY-NC)
Credit Roger Lynn

"Blodgett Canyon," written by Ben Johnson, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Skunk In The Basement

Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) (CC BY 3.0)
Credit Tom Friedel

"Striped Skunk," by Peggy Miller, read by Allison De Jong.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Common Loons: Guarding The Nest

Common loon (Gavia immer), Minocqua, WI. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit John Picken

"Montana's Common Loons," by Ben Turnock, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Stump Stabber

Dolichomitus imperator Oviposition (CC BY-SA 2.5)
Credit Richard Bartz

"Giant Ichneumon Wasp," by Christine Wren.

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