Harbor Seals

On the coast of Cape Cod, Laurie travels with Lisa Sette and Gordon Waring to find colonies of once threatened harbor seals.

American Black Duck

Laurie takes a look at the evasive American Black Duck and the threats diminishing their populations with the help of experts Min Huang and Zara […]

Red Winged Blackbird

Bruce Byers, Umass Biologist, explains to Laurie the distinct vocalizations and flashy visual territorial displays of the red-winged blackbird.

White Nose Syndrome in Bats

Bats are dying by the thousands thanks to a newly discovered disease dubbed the white nose syndrome. Laurie investigates with help from biologists Susi von […]

Ocean Acidification

Originally Aired 1/26/09. Laurie discusses with Scott Doney the consequences of the increasingly acidic nature of the world’s oceans.

Tom Ricardi & His Birds of Prey

Originally Aired 1/8/01. Laurie speaks with local conservation hero Tom Ricardi. Ricardi’s commitment to the rehabilitation and breeding of birds of prey have bolstered their […]

Asian Long-Horned Beetle

A significant amount of hardwood trees in Worcester, MA and across New England have died under from the stresses brought upon by the Asian Long-Horned […]

Emerald Ash Borer

Laurie consults quarantined insect researcher Julie Gould on the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. They focus in on the creature’s potential threat to New England and what researchers like Gould are doing to prevent it.