Summary Today’s guest is Krystle Hickman. Krystle is a TEDx speaker, artist, photographer, and community scientist. However, it is her passion for native bees that has led her to appear on Nature’s Archive today. Krystle has combined her tenacity and photographic talent to make a number of discoveries about native bees. She’s determined to raise … More #66: Krystle Hickman’s Quest to Raise Awareness about Native Bees
Summary Are you ready to uncover the mysterious world of bats? Join us on an exciting journey as we explore the secrets of these enigmatic creatures with renowned wildlife ecologist and bat expert, Dr. Dave Johnston. Hailing all the way from Costa Rica, Dr. Johnston will guide us through the incredible diversity of bats, from … More #65: Winged Wonders: Uncovering the Secrets of Bats with Wildlife Ecologist Dr. Dave Johnston
Summary Snorkeling can be a life changing endeavor for those who take it up. A new world of aquatic life is revealed before your eyes – sometimes colorful, sometimes cryptic, and always changing. I’ll forgive you if you are thinking about ocean snorkeling, because as you’ll hear today, there’s magic waiting just beneath the surface … More #64: Keith Williams – Deep Discoveries in Shallow Water
Summary Are you ready for an in-depth look at the challenges and solutions of wildlife connectivity? The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, or Y2Y, is working on a grand scale to connect and protect habitats from Yellowstone to the Yukon, for the benefit of both people and nature. Today, we’re joined by Kelly Zenkewich, Senior … More #63: Connecting Habitats and Hearts: The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative with Kelly Zenkewich
Summary If you’re listening to this, chances are that you have seen a snowflake, or perhaps a few billion covering the streets or ski slopes. Maybe you’ve even caught one on your tongue. But despite being such a common part of nature, until recently, snowflake formation largely remained a mystery. Today, I’m thrilled to be … More #62: Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht – Exploring the Fascinating World of Snowflake Physics
Summary Today’s episode is a special one. A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to fill in on the Strange By Nature podcast, and I’m cross-posting that episode here. Nature is amazing, and often a bit strange. And Strange By Nature presents curated stories of the weird and unbelievable side of nature. Kirk, … More #61: Strange By Nature Crossover!
Summary No matter who you are or where you live, you depend on water. Often, water access is so reliable and ubiquitous that many of us rarely stop to consider the natural and human-made systems that capture, store, and transport water to where it is needed. But climate change and decades of growing consumption are … More #60: Dr. Sam Sandoval – Hydrology and Water Management
Summary Slime molds (Myxomycetes) are beautiful, weird, and amazing organisms. Often mistaken for fungi, they are actually single celled, yet they grow and efficiently move in search of food, can start and stop their life cycle based on environmental conditions, and even change colors several times during their brief life cycle. They can be beautifully … More #59: Alison Pollack – Finding and Photographing Slime Molds
Summary Today we’re going to discuss an animal that can make wind sails, cast nets, produce its own antifreeze, and is an A-list impersonator. Well, it’s not one animal, but a category of animals – spiders! And my guest today, Dr. Sarah Rose, is here to tell us all about it. Dr. Rose is the … More #58: Sarah Rose – Astounding Spiders!
Summary There are probably few better ways to learn about raptors, raptor behavior and migration, and identification than a hawk count! My guest today, Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, tells us all about their hawk count and banding operation, as well as some of the fascinating projects and partners that connect … More #57: Allen Fish – Raptor Migration from Hawk Hill