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If one species of animal can love another, then surely hummingbirds love sapsuckers. Find out why in this short video annotation. And see our episode: “Woodpeckers leave their mark on NYC” for the full story.
Which animal looks like a thief to you? Animals aren’t necessarily polite when it comes to getting food, and they have been known to steal from each other. In next week’s episode about Sapsuckers (a type of woodpecker), we caught more »
With fruit flies committing public acts of mating and rampant fly-bies on a daily basis, Kelly Rypkema knows it’s time to take a stand against the population setting up house in her kitchen. Armed with knowledge of fruit fly behavior more »
Naturalist Kelly Rypkema endeavors to answer a viewer’s question and ends up with an infestation of dizzying Drosophila – melanogaster, that is – Fruit flies. Tune in to see how to make your kitchen a ripe habitat for these impish insects. more »
Leaf miners are on the loose in Central Park, unleashing their own kind of vandalism. Kelly Rypkema is hot on the trail of these marauding insects. They’re frass-king for it…
Kelly Rypkema finds a stinging “killer” of the forest, and an example of how the fiercest predators can fall prey to the smallest animals in Nature’s circle of life.
Droning cicadas rattling out their mating call are a sure sign of summer. Kelly Rypkema shows how to get a close look at these very large insects – from a safe distance.
Kelly Rypkema takes a closer look at just what’s being said at those firefly light shows on warm summer nights — and how you can join in the fun!