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Natural history

Exploring Sycamore Island

You needn't go far from Pittsburgh to have an island wilderness experience.

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Naturalist Journal: The Abundance of Fall

Our intrepid naturalist, Dr. Chuck Welsh, finds natures abundance in the fall with mushrooms, walnuts, woodpeckers, and insects.

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School Teaches Kids about the Environment

The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park in Pittsburgh just opened this year as a K-3 school.

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Snail Hunter

As you walk through the Pennsylvania woods, what you tend to notice are the mega-fauna: animals that are fairly large, like deer or squir

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Naturalist Almanac: Bump in the Night

Naturalist Paul Wiegman joins host Matthew Craig to talk about the creatures roaming Western Pennsylvania's woods including white-ta

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Naturalist Almanac: Stormy Weather

Natualist Paul Wiegman tells host Matthew Craig why November is the time that we see huge weather shifts and story weather in Western Pen

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Letters from the Laurel Highlands: The Stillness of Autumn

In this installment of Letters from The Laurel Highlands, naturalist Paul Wiegman talks with Host Matthew Craig about the sounds--and lac

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Naturalist Journal: Vernal Equinox

The Vernal Equinox is right around the corner. Naturalist Paul Wiegman explains how the calendar was set.

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Interview with Gary Alt on Black Bears

Gary Alt is best known as one of the nation's leading experts on the biology of the black bear.

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