Atkins Flats & Grassland Birds

Proliferating development is destroying grasslands and the species that thrive within. Pete Westover, conservation planner for Amherst, is working to preserve one such grassland called Atkins Flats. In this segment, Westover gives Laurie a tour of the area.

Vegetable Garden Pests

Originally Aired 9/10/01. Kim Stoner invites Laurie into her garden to introduce a number of insects that threaten the health of her plants. Kim, an […]

Woolly Adelgid

Eastern Hemlocks, one of the most common tree species in New England, are dying at an alarming rate from the overwhelming invasion of the woolly […]

Fish & the Holyoke Dam

Originally Aired 8/13/07. Dams have long been the convergence point of man-made design and the natural patterns of local wildlife. Migratory fish species that have […]

Bluebirds & Schoolchildren

Thanks to the initiative of resource teacher Andrea Wolf, students at Westhampton elementary are enjoying the wonder of viewing a bluebird nest with their new […]

Eel Ladders

Originally Aired 6/13/05. Laurie heads down to Norwich CT to see an eel ladder, a structure built by biologists to ensure the continued migration of […]

Earthworms

Originally Aired 4/16/01. Laurie treks into a spring storm to observe the surfacing of the earthworms.

Early Shore Birds

Laurie and Margaret Rubega search for the first wave of migratory birds arriving in New England: the killdeer and the snipe.

Eagle Count

Originally Aired 1/21/02. Laurie attends the statewide winter eagle count with a group at enfield lookout at the quabbin reservoir.

Dragons and Damsels

Originally Aired 8/29/05. The wonder of dragonflies has piqued the interest of many in New England recently, among them Laurie. She travels to southern Vermont […]