In this episode, we find out why it’s okay to be addicted to bird nestcams and explore what’s the right (and wrong) way to dispose of unused medications.
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Stories in this episode
- Why I’m Addicted to Bird Nestcams (and You Should be Too) - For many, following a bird nestcam starts as a curiosity, then quickly veers toward obsession. And the high drama in the bird world can be as intense and dark as a Hollywood thriller.
- Ants, Squirrels and Other Unappreciated Wonders of the ‘Urban Wilderness’ - Every bothered to check out what that ant crawling down the sidewalk is really up to? In his new book, author Nathanael Johnson takes a fresh look at the natural mysteries hiding in plain sight.
- Here’s the Right (and Wrong) Way to Dispose of Unused Medications - There's a reason you're not supposed to throw your unused medications in the garbage or flush them down the toilet. But what the heck are you supposed to do with them?
- There May Be Hope in the Fight to Save Pennsylvania’s Bats - White-nose syndrome has wiped out 99 percent of Pennsylvania bats. But there are some signs that the bats are learning to adapt and beat the disease.
- Bats Get Federal Protection in Fight Against Deadly Disease - The deadly white-nose syndrome has hit northern long-eared bats particularly hard. But federal officials have finalized new protections to help the species rebound from the disease.
- This Rescue Center is Giving Orphaned Animals a Second Chance - When baby birds get blown out of a nest, it's not always the end of the line for them. In fact, there's a lot you can do to give injured or orphaned animals a leg-up.