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The scientific name for Mearns quail is Cyrtonyx montezumae. The genus refers to its big claws for scratching around in desert soils. It has big fe...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:07
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I grew up in Kentucky where the state flower is goldenrod. The particular species that has that honor is Solidago gigantea. I wonder how it was cho...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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This show is all over the place. Fall gets me excited and fall color is a crazy combination of fall blooming plants and leaves changing color on ot...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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The photos are mine and of the plant Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum. It sure is nice to have some white flowers mixed in with the oceans of yellow ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:13
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I think it’s fascinating that there are several species of winterfat found in Eurasia and Europe. That’s where the genus was first described by a G...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:43
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Xanthisma gracilis is an annual and found all over the southwest and into Mexico as well. Duh. A common name is slender goldenweed or spiny zinnia....

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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I’m telling you, late summer and fall are great times to get out into the hills, especially if you want to find interesting plants. While you’re ou...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
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I don’t know any poultry fanciers that don’t have a guinea fowl story or two or three. Chickens are where it usually starts as they are the gateway...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:10
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The Midwest All-Star Wrestling League recently invited wrestlers from across the country to compete in Minnesota. Behind all the trash-talking and ...

Bought by WAMC and KUMD


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 2
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I do love wandering around little towns and Willcox is a fun one to poke around in. And it is true that the town of Willcox is an excellent base c...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:06
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I know that being in the moment or being here now is important, but I confess to spending a lot of time wanting to be there now and I’ll be happy t...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:03
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Oh my goodness, there are beetles, bees and moths that visit the open flowers of Calylophus harwegii from late afternoon and through the night. Som...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: The photo is mine and that’s Ms. Mesquitey along the San Pedro River. The bird song along that riparian corridor is unbelievable and we spent some time trying to identify certain calls and songs.
I guess I don’t have a whole lot more to add about this show. Well, I have been known to sing a little better than this.

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:37
Caption: The photos of Penstemon fendleri are mine and taken at our little homestead.
Well, I was a little worried, but I was pretty close on the number of Penstemon species in Arizona. There are close to forty. Arizona Flora lists t...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:47
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is very common around out little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It ...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:28
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Berberis fremontii is in the Barberry family or Berberidaceae…that’s fun to pronounce. Fremont barberry has quite a range north of the Salt River i...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:16
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Teresa and Deanna "Mad" talk about their unique style of comedy.

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:29
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Interviews with native comedians Adrianne Chalepah, Tonia Jo Hall, and Deanna Mad.

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:17
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I like the name sumac and I’ve known it since I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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Hmm, I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up with botanical names. Either that or I’m making them up as I go. The current and correct name for ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:13
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"May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face" and "The Moon And The Possum" A special edition of HumaNature forma...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:14
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Fall off your bike, get a band aid. Have a headache, take an ibuprofen. Pain is often fleeting…and there’s a cure. But what happens when pain is co...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Well, the getting out of the growing business thing is not going well at all and I’ve had to come to grips with the fact that that I still need to ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The scientific name for jaguar is Panthera onca and these large wild felines range from Sonora, Mexico down to portions of central and South Americ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:23
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I think I revealed most of my chicken history in this show.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:45