The Naturalist - Episode 95 - The Zoo Part 2
This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol Butler continue their conversation on zoos and animal conservation. On Part 2 of their zoo special, they explore some of the less than ideal zoos across the world, including roadside operations and...
The Naturalist - Episode 94 - The Zoo Part 1
Bernie Wides and Carol Butler take listeners to the zoo this week on The Naturalist. Learn about the history of some of the most popular zoo's in the world including New York City's very own Bronx Zoo and Central Park zoo. Learn more about imprinting,...
The Naturalist - Episode 93 - The Galapagos Pt. II
The Naturalist continues with its second installment about host Carol Butler's recent trip to the Galapagos islands. This week it's all about the animals that inhabit this amazing environment. Tune in for an episode chock-full of blue-footed boobies,...
The Naturalist - Episode 92 - The Galapagos Pt. 1
This week The Naturalist's own Carol Butler returns from a trip the Galapagos and brings back for Heritage Radio a wonderful 2-part program. On this first episode learn about the geology, formation, and history of these islands as first made famous by...
The Naturalist - Episode 91 - On Evolution Pt. II
This week on The Naturalist, Bernie continues last weeks discussion on evolution and species formation with friend of the show Saul Scheinbach. Learn about new species being formed, including the Cackling goose and a new American cockroach right here...
The Naturalist - Episode 90 - On Evolution - Pt. 1
This week The Naturalist gets real about evolution. Did you know that on an international scale that the U.S. only stands above Turkey with only 40% of our entire population believing in evolution? With the help of friend and director of the Hudson...
The Naturalist - Episode 89 - NYC Water
This week The Naturalist takes you on a historical tour of New York City's water supply. From the early days in the 1700s when the city got its water from aqueducts from Croton and the Catskill mountains to today's modern high-tech testing and...
The Naturalist - Episode 88 - Seneca Village & Central Park
Did you know that Central Park was once Seneca Village? Tune in to a historical episode of The Naturalist to learn about the African American community that existed in New York City from 1825-1857. Find out about the history of this village and how...
The Naturalist - Episode 87 - Whales, Seabirds & Jellyfish
On part two of Carol Butler's "magazine-style" edition of The Naturalist, she and Bernie Wides discuss everything from Orca Whales to jellyfish. They explore behavior in seabirds and the seeing abilities of jellyfish. Learn more about anti-predator...
The Naturalist - Episode 86 - Japan, Bats & Ciclids
This week's episode of The Naturalist sees Carol A. Butler returning to the program for a magazine-style 30 minutes jam packed of interesting information. Tune in for an update on the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and hear how contamination has been...
The Naturalist - Episode 85 - Cod & Tuna
This week's episode of The Naturalist is a continuation on last week's discussion with Paul Greenberg, author of "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food". This week they explore cod and tuna and have a conversation about the present state and...
The Naturalist - Episode 83 - Atlantic Salmon & Striped Bass
The Naturalist returns, and Bernie is joined by Paul Greenberg, author of "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food". Tune in to learn more about Atlantic salmon and sea bass and how farming has changed the destiny of these two popular types of...
The Naturalist - Episode 47 - Bed Bugs
This week on The Naturalist Carol talks about those bane of the New Yorker's existence: the bedbug. Learn what researchers spending years watching bed bugs mate have learned about their fascinating reproductive habits. This episode was sponsored by...
The Naturalist - Episode 80 - Hall of African Mammals
This week on The Naturalist, Carol A. Butler sits down with former guest and friend of the show Ariana Rickard to discuss African mammals and the Hall of African Mammals in the American Museum of Natural History. Tune in to learn how the dioramas were...
The Naturalist - Episode 82 - Local Oceans
The Naturalist is back and Bernie Wides and Carol Butler teach listeners about a sustainable fishery in New York called Local Oceans. Learn more about aquaculture and what it takes to replicate the natural conditions in which fish normally live. This...
The Naturalist - Episode 37 - Pearls
This week on The Naturalist Bernie delves into the wonderful world of pearls. Tune in for a breakdown of pearls from past to present; a look back at an era of controlled breathing and diving with knives and stones and the transition to pearl farms and...
The Naturalist - Episode 81 - Peace Corps
This week on the Naturalist Carol goes solo and talks with former Peace Corps volunteer Ariana Rickard about her work in Ecuador. Learn firsthand what it takes to be in Peace Corps and get the inside scoop on all the possibilities for travel and the...
The Naturalist - Episode 79 - Gardening Part 2: A Tribute to Sim Ross
This week the Naturalist's Bernie Wides pays a special tribute to his late friend and avid gardener Sim Ross. With the help of Janet David they read from his 2005 essay, "My Garden and Me". On the second half of the program they explore different...
The Naturalist - Episode 78 - Roberta's Garden
This week on the Naturalist welcomes the head garderner of Roberta's Restaurant Melissa Metrick to talk about small-scale gardening and explain more about the gardens in the backyard and on the roof of the radio station that help provide the...
The Naturalist - Episode 77 - Bugs and Bacteria
This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol take us into the world of insects, arthropods, bugs, bats and more. Then keep tuned for an engaging discussion about the bacterial ecosystems that live inside us that help keep us healthy and our bodies...
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More informationBernie Wides aka The Naturalist is a walking encyclopedia of history, biology, geography, and a whole host of words ending in "y". The Naturalist is his platform to make you just a little bit smarter every week, covering an enormous breadth of topics from animal life to prehistoric New York.
Carol A. Butler, Ph.D. has joined The Naturalist as Bernie's co-host. She is the co-author of 8 books, 7 of them about the natural world.