Originally Aired 9/24/01. Laurie catches up with Harvard entomologist Piotr Naskrecki in Mansfield, CT to observe the variety of katydid species that can be found […]


Originally Aired 8/18/03. Laurie takes a look at horseflies and deerflies. She consults entomologist Chris Meyer about this agricultural pest and their parasitism of New […]

Henry Street Salamanders

Originally Aired 4/23/01. In Amherst, the bustling traffic on Henry Street poses a lethal obstacle to spotted salamanders and wood frogs. These slow moving amphibians’ […]

Green Lacewings

Originally Aired 10/08/01. Green lacewing’s consumption of crop pests such as aphids and scale insects make them a welcome sight for New England farmers. Laurie […]

Green Frogs

Originally Aired 6/14/04. Laurie investigates the early summer symphony of frog species found in New England ponds and marshes. She speaks with UConn amphibian expert […]

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 […]