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Bernie 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.

Bernie 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.
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Bernie 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.

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Episodes

The Naturalist - Episode 75 - Fish with Judith S. Weis Part 2

9/4/2015
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This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides continues his discussion on fish with author and Biology professor Judith S. Weis. Tune in as they explore fish as food for humans. Learn more about the many health benefits of eating fish and some of the potential dangers. Also find out more about marine aquaculture, endangered species and fish farming. This episode was sponsored by Cain Vineyard Winery.

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 96: Bioluminescence

5/22/2012
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On this episode of the Naturalist, Bernie Wides and Carol Butler are talking about a glowing natural phenomenon- bioluminesence! Tune...

Duration:00:50:37

The Naturalist - Episode 95 - The Zoo Part 2

4/16/2012
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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 Chinese sport zoos. Find out how Sea World both helps breed and entertain and how the Association of Zoos and Aquariums helps ensure that there is no foul play at these establishments. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Click here...

Duration:00:40:34

The Naturalist - Episode 94 - The Zoo Part 1

3/12/2012
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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, remote feeding and wildlife rehabilitation. Hear about how war generals and others donated animals to the original Central Park zoo years ago and find out what a tiglon is! This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Click here for more...

Duration:00:37:52

Episode 95: The Zoo Part 2

3/12/2012
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This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol Butler continue their conversation on zoos and animal conservation. On Part...

Duration:00:40:34

Episode 94: The Zoo Part 1

3/12/2012
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Bernie Wides and Carol Butler take listeners to the zoo this week on The Naturalist. Learn about the history of...

Duration:00:37:52

The Naturalist - Episode 93 - The Galapagos Pt. II

3/4/2012
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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, albatrosses, penguins and sea lions, oh my! Learn everything from bird mating rituals, how the frigate bird got its name, and even learn to tell the difference between land and marine iguanas. This episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch Click...

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 93: The Galapagos Pt. II

2/27/2012
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The Naturalist continues with its second installment about host Carol Butler’s recent trip to the Galapagos islands. This week it’s...

Duration:00:39:27

The Naturalist - Episode 92 - The Galapagos Pt. 1

2/13/2012
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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 evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin. From mapping of the islands by Darwin on his trusty ship, the Beagle, to how islands and volcanoes are created through tectonic shifts, this episode is sure to enlighten even the most knowledgeable...

Episode 92: The Galapagos Pt. 1

2/13/2012
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This week The Naturalist’s own Carol Butler returns from a trip the Galapagos and brings back for Heritage Radio a...

Duration:00:37:10

The Naturalist - Episode 91 - On Evolution Pt. II

1/23/2012
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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 in NYC. Find out about how species can now be identified by bar-codes and how migration patterns can change over time. It all starts and ends with Darwin, and Bernie & Saul explain why his "theory" of evolution is less of a theory and more of...

Episode 91: On Evolution Pt. II

1/23/2012
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This week on The Naturalist, Bernie continues last weeks discussion on evolution and species formation with friend of the show...

Duration:00:52:03

The Naturalist - Episode 90 - On Evolution - Pt. 1

1/9/2012
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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 River Audobon Society, Saul Scheinbach, host Bernie Wides shines a scientific light on why Americans and people around the world are still uncomfortable about evolution and yet how Darwin's theory is continuing to be proven true 150 years later....

Episode 90: On Evolution

1/9/2012
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This week The Naturalist gets real about evolution. Did you know that on an international scale that the U.S. only...

Duration:00:36:17

The Naturalist - Episode 89 - NYC Water

12/12/2011
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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 treatment system. Learn what makes New York water some of the cleanest and best in the nation and how hydrofracking could ruin all of that. This episode is sponsored Roberta's Pizza. More photos here

Episode 89: NYC Water

12/12/2011
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This week The Naturalist takes you on a historical tour of New York City’s water supply. From the early days...

Duration:00:41:21

The Naturalist - Episode 88 - Seneca Village & Central Park

11/28/2011
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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 artifacts have been preserved. Later in the show, Bernie & Carol discuss some of the latest exhibits in the Natural History Museum. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

Episode 88: Seneca Village & Central Park

11/28/2011
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Did you know that Central Park was once Seneca Village? Tune in to a historical episode of The Naturalist to...

Duration:00:43:14

The Naturalist - Episode 87 - Whales, Seabirds & Jellyfish

11/15/2011
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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 behavior in birds and find out what a parachutte jellyfish is! This episode was sponsored by Fairway Market.

Episode 87: Whales, Seabirds & Jellyfish

11/14/2011
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On part two of Carol Butler’s “magazine-style” edition of The Naturalist, she and Bernie Wides discuss everything from Orca Whales...

Duration:00:35:42