Field Notes

Field Notes
6:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Flower Crab Spiders

Flower crab spider (Misumena vatia), camouflaged white on a rose petal.
Credit Dhatier

6/8/14 & 6/9/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Flower Crab Spiders," by Sara Mintz.

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6:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Bushy-tailed Woodrats, a.k.a. Packrats

Bushy-tailed woodrats (Neotoma cinerea). The darker coat on the left is typical of cooler climates) than the lighter coat on the right.
Credit Ron Klinger from Kays and Wilson's Mammals of North America

6/1/14 & 6/2/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Packrats," written by Sandra Murphy, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Mont-Africa

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) and Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus) in Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa
Credit Gaurav P.

5/25/14 & 5/26/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Mont-Africa," by Camille Barr.

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8:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Animal Curiosity

Sitka fawn
Credit Junebug

5/18/14 & 5/19/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Animal Curiosity," by Adam Phillips, read by Allison de Jong.

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8:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Good Mother Lizard

Maiasaura model
Credit Montanakids.com

5/11/14 & 5/12/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Maiasaura," by Thomas McKean.

"Small, croaking chirps emanated from a tidy pile of mounded vegetation. A huge hulking dinosaur raised its bony skull to investigate and plodded to the mound. With a careful nudge, the dinosaur, a Maiasaura, uncovered her hatchlings with her wide duckbill-like nose....This Maiasaura, Latin for "good mother lizard," knew precisely where to find good food in this area. For years she had been returning to this very spot to lay her eggs...

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8:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Montane Driftwood

Credit Dave Carlson

5/4/14 & 5/5/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Of Driftwood and Journeys," by Anna McNairy.

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8:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Watermelon Snow

Snow algae (Chlamydomonas nivalis) on Gunsight Mountain, Glacier National Park.
Credit Saintgrizzly

4/27/14 & 4/28/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:"Watermelon Snow," by Boo Curry.

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8:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Horsetails

Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Credit MPF

4/20/14 & 4/21/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Horsetails," written by Kim Todd, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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8:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Dirt

Loam soil
Credit Brent Wilson

4/14/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Dirt," by Deborah Tanner.

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8:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Chickadee Songs

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Credit University of Massachusetts OEB Program

4/6/14 & 4/7/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Chickadee Songs," by Archie McMillan.

"Pretty Shield, a medicine woman born to the Crow Nation 160 years ago, heard the bird saying, 'Summer's near, summer's near!' She taught that the bird has a single tongue in the fall, and then, as the seasons progress, more tongues each month until spring, when it has seven...

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