Field Notes

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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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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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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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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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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5:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Common Mergansers

Female (crest) and male (black head) common mergansers (Mergus merganser). Bioweb.uwlax (CC-BY-NC)
Credit Amanda Bales

7/13/14 & 7/14/14: This week on Fieldnotes: "Common Mergansers," written by Kristi Johnson, read by Allison De Jong.

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5:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Pinedrops

Woodland pinedrops, Pterospora andromedea Nutt. (CC-BY)
Credit Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

7/6/14 & 7/7/14: This week on Fieldnotes: "Pinedrops," by Peter Lesica, read by Anne Garde.

"All of our conifers form a symbiotic partnership with certain soil fungi. The fungus helps the tree get minerals and in return receives energy-rich carbohydrates. Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) insinuates itself into this partnership by taking some of those carbohydrates from the fungus.

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5:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Spiderwebs

Spider web with dew drops, Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia. (CC BY-NC)
Credit Fir0002/Flagstaffotos.com.au

6/29/14 & 6/30/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Spiderwebs," written by Deborah Richie and Lynn Tennefoss, read by Caroline Kurtz. 

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