Join citizen scientist Craig Hensley as he searches for monarch eggs and larva on milkweed as a way to gather important data on monarch butterfly migration.
See how kids in San Diego are getting a taste of nature through Celebrate Urban Birds, a Citizen Science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Join our NATURE digital team for a look behind the scenes at the making of American Spring LIVE in our pre-show special. We take you from the set, to the control room with exclusive clips from months of preparation. Hear from our three hosts just hours before they took the stage for this landmark NATURE event.
During the final episode of American Spring LIVE, we asked YOU to share your best photos of spring blooms in your neighborhood on the Nature Facebook page, and you didn’t disappoint! We received over 900 submissions from around the country. Here are just a handful of the photos shared (see if yours made our gallery!) For more, head over to our Facebook page to really see how spring is blooming across the nation!
American Spring LIVE was filmed in several locations across the country – from our home base just outside Sequoia National Park in California to the Everglades in Florida. This meant that we needed a huge production staff, with more than 150 film crew stationed at each of our remote locations. While we may have been separated, the dedication and enthusiasm for the project remained constant everywhere we worked. Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the filming of American Spring LIVE!
Learn how plants and animals depend on each other to survive. See first-hand how climate change can break those connections, altering the timing of weather and plant growth, and disrupting the delicate relationships between plants and pollinators such as moths, bees and butterflies.
In this clip from American Spring LIVE, a trail cam captures a mother wolf taking her pups out of their den after the snowmelt caused a flood inside.
Breeding and the greening of the landscape are tied to another major spectacle of spring: the mass movements of animals as they take advantage of spring’s bounty. Meet the scientists who track the journeys of animals such as butterflies, birds, bison and bats over vast distances, from winter refuge to spring nesting grounds.
Watch as hundreds of bats swirl out of Bracken Cave in Texas.
A crucial component of biological research is monitoring the populations of wildlife in our protected parks and reserves. In this exclusive clip, bear biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant and Maryland DEC bear biologist Harry Spiker are meeting the newest bear cubs in Savage River State Forest, Maryland.