autumn

11:00am

Tue October 30, 2012
-Nature of Things

November's Open Book

Weeks talks about the creative genius involved in autumn leaves falling, only to bloom again in the spring. He also suggests that the late fall environment, especially the month of November, is an open book full of choice reading.

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8:25am

Fri October 26, 2012
-Nature of Things

Little Climates and the First Forest

John Weeks discusses the first widespread freeze of the year, and the gorgeous day that proceeded it. He also explains the significance of microclimates and their undetected presence nearly everywhere we turn.

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11:00am

Tue September 25, 2012
-Nature of Things

Mysteries of Sight, Sound and Other Senses

From birds using celestial navigation, to salmon using chemical sensors to "smell" their way home, John Weeks discusses the migration phenomenon of various species. Weeks notes that many migration patterns hold mysteries that are still unexplained.

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11:00am

Tue September 18, 2012
-Nature of Things

Fall Colors & Emotions

John Weeks discusses the phenomenon of early autumnal coloration and the importance of color when it comes to communicating about nature. He also talks about the emotions that certain colors evoke, specifically the colors of fall.

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9:19am

Wed September 12, 2012
-Nature of Things

What Autumn Contributes to My Enjoyment Of Winter

As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.

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