In the Season 1 Finale of The Wild Life, Devon and Richard expose the mystery of metamorphosis, what happens inside the chrysalis, whether or not a butterfly remembers or a caterpillar knows, destroy the metamorphosis metaphor, and build it anew, all with the help of Dr. Martha Weiss of Georgetown University.
Category: Insects and Arachnids, The Podcast, The Wild Life BlogTags: biology, bugs, butterfly, caterpillar, change, chrysalos, cocoon, devon bowker, devonthenatureguy, Education, Insects, life history, metamorphosis, moth, naturalist, nature, podcast, reinvention, richard bowker, science, thewildlife, wildlife
In this episode, Devon and Richard go on a totally real, not-recorded-indoors, time travel adventure to explore the life history of the busiest mammal out there—the beaver.
Category: Animals, Mammals, The Podcast, The Wild Life BlogTags: #AnimalSoundOfTheWeek, Animal sound of the week, animals, beaver, beaver dam, beaver lodge, biodiversity, biology, boundary waters, bwca, coexist, devon bowker, ecology, environment, leave it to beavers, minnesota, naturalism, naturalist, nature, podcast, richard bowker, science, voyageur, wildlife
In this episode, Devon and Richard talk to Dr Julie Koester of UNC-Wilmington and Dr Orly Levithan of Rutgers about the truth behind where our oxygen comes from, and the tiny organisms we have to thank for our very existence.
Category: The Podcast, The Wild Life BlogTags: algae, algal bloom, amazon, atmospheric science, biology, coccolithophore, cyanobacteria, dead zone, diatom, Dr Julie Koester, Dr Orly Levithan, ecology, environment, featured, life, naturalist, nature, Ocean, photosynthesis, phytoplankton, podcast, rainforest, the wild life, thewildlife, where does air come from?, where does oxygen come from?
In the mid-season premiere, we tell the story of two Harvard professors with a bucket of frogs and a rooftop, solve the decade old mystery of exploding toads in Germany, identify the culprit of frog deformities across the Western US, speak with Dr. Voyles about her research on disease ecology and amphibians in Panama, and chat with Dr. Konrad Rykaczewski about the inspiration for his antifreeze technology.
Category: Amphibians, The Podcast, The Wild Life BlogTags: amphibian, antifreeze, arizona state university, asu, atelopus, barbour, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, bd, biology, chorus, chytrid, crow, darlington, devon bowker, disease ecology, ecology, environment, flat worm, flying frogs, frog, fungus, gray tree frog, harvard, herpetology, jaimie voyles, konrad rykaczewski, life, naturalist, nature, panama, parasitic worm, podcast, poison dart frog, Rykaczewski research group, the urban interface, the wild life, thewildlife, toad, toxicity, variable harlequin frog, western chorus frog, wildlife
The mid-season premier is coming this Earth Day—April 22, 2018