Fri October 19, 2012
-Nature of Things

Evening Pond Watch

Weeks recounts a walk along Rice Pond and the interlacing of the sounds coming from various species of waterfowl. He also provides information regarding the colorful ensembles sported by different types of birds that were seen on the hike.

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Fri September 28, 2012
-Nature of Things

Mallard Duck, Waterfowl Commoner

Weeks discusses watching wetland wildlife as a younger man and his growing interest in waterfowl. He talks in depth about the mallard and the interbreeding between the mallard and the black duck.

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Tue April 24, 2012
-Nature of Things

What To Look For When Observing Waterfowl

John Weeks describes the differences between a black duck and a mallard by describing their unique appearances. Weeks also brings up the topic of mites and the diverse ones that exist, including the green-winged teal.


Originally aired on April 27th, 1984.