Category Archives: Spring
I wasn’t kidding when I filmed this spider episode. Go out there, find a spider web and see if you can find out which silk fibers are sticky and which are not. (Adults, I’m talking to you too. Why should more »
New Yorkers, if you go to the beach tonight, you might witness some hanky-panky involving a lot of grabbing and intertwined…carapaces? Of course you know I mean spawning horseshoe crabs. Every May and June, during high tide around the new more »
Biologist Kelly Rypkema introduces us to a secret benefit to birdwatching – dating advice. Trouble viewing? Watch on YouTube instead.
While photographing the first flush of spring, I was surprised to find this bird in my viewfinder. I think of them more as a woodland bird, but here he was smushed in the confines of my tiny city park. Maybe more »
I remember the first time I saw a tadpole in mid-metamorphosis. It still had that small fishy mouth, and swimming tail…and then these strange little legs sticking out. I had studied all that in books, but to see it happening more »
Wood frogs partially freeze to survive the winter. And yes…those two wood frogs are doing what you think they’re doing. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Spring amphibian migration is only a couple weeks away, when certain toads, salamanders, and frogs, like more »
Every spring, thousands of amphibians emerge all at once to begin an important but rarely seen migration. But some of these frogs, toads, and salamanders face man-made obstacles in their path which threaten their survival. Host Kelly Rypkema joins a more »
“Rounder” Dave Schwartz of WPKN radio interviews Kelly Rypkema, host of Nature in a New York Minute, about a rarely seen phenomenon happening right now in the Northeast. Hint: It involves rain, roads, and slippery animals. Listen to the full interview, more »
Here’s a special advance look at our upcoming season premiere! Kelly takes to the road to join some dedicated humans in their efforts to save a rarely seen animal. Trouble viewing? Watch on YouTube instead!