You've heard that curiosity killed the cat, but it was actually superstition that did her in—particularly in Medieval Europe and early North American settlements. Understanding how cats became steeped in superstition requires some eye of newt, a dash of folklore, and a splash of old-time religion.
What’s new in the natural world? As usual, we’ve been rounding up the headlines. Here’s the latest Reads Round-Up: In a ruling hailed as historic for wildlife conservation in America, a US judge ordered that the world-famous grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park be returned to the endangered species list, and safe […]
Today marks the 36th anniversary of NATURE’s premiere on PBS, and as such, we wanted to take a little look back. Above is a shot of NATURE executive producer and host George Page filming with the crew back in the early 1980s (You can see our current executive producer, Fred Kaufman, on the far right!) […]
Just like cats and spiders, the representation of blood-sucking vampire bats is often seen in seasonal decor and festivities this time of year. But in actuality, bats are very much a part of everyday life in a variety of urban areas across North America, completely oblivious to their role in All Hallows Eve celebrations. Learn more about how these often misunderstood animals are adjusting to […]
Along with a few of our favorites from past seasons, we've assembled a delightful line-up of NATURE shows this month that will peak your curiosity and bring you closer to the natural world every Wednesday night.
Any NATURE filmmaker can attest to the patience and skill required for getting just a single good shot. Pet photographer Danielle Spires gives her pro tips and tricks for snapping shots of pets.
From a tiny squirrel’s successful exploits, to the perilous journey of newborn polar bear cubs leaving their den for the first time, to the precious life inside an egg, the new season focuses on the emotional stories of heartbreak and triumph in the natural world, utilizing the latest filmmaking techniques to capture footage never seen before.
Just after sunset in early August, divers descend into inky black waters of the Gulf of Mexico, 100 miles from shore. The beams of their dive lights pierce the darkness, illuminating a large coral mound, its textured surface covered in tiny white dots. At some unseen signal, the dots begin to rise toward the sea […]
There is always something new to learn and discover in the natural world. As usual, we’ve been keeping an eye on the latest headlines and have compiled just a handful of NATURE Reads to check out… Domestic cat behaviors are sometimes a bit confusing and easy to misinterpret. But feline behaviorists offered explanations for a […]