autumn

In this archived broadcast from October 11th, 1990, John Weeks discusses what makes leaves green and what causes them to change colors. As leaves grow and change until they fall of during Autumn, an intricate and important cycle has occurred. He describes the different colors and what they signify.

In this archived broadcast from October 2nd, 1992, John Weeks talks about a conference he attend in Lake George for the New York State Outdoor Education Association. He used the trip to the conference as an excuse to roadside nature watch. He describes the colors he sees at the leaves show signs of beginning to change.

November's Open Book

Oct 30, 2012

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.

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.

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.

Fall Colors & Emotions

Sep 18, 2012

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.

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.