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All posts by Heather Toner

Heather Toner is a writer, blogger, content creator, website specialist and social media strategist with a soft spot for nature and the performing arts. She is the former digital producer for NATURE on PBS and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Octopus Legends and Urban Myths

Kraken

Many people would agree that the octopus is one of the most fascinating and strange creatures on the planet. After all, it's a creature with more than half a billion years of evolution on an entirely different path than that of our own, yet is ...

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How to Notice Nature This Summer

Summer Picnic

It's officially summer and that means warmer days, vacations and outdoor adventures. It's also a perfect time to up your skills as a Citizen Scientist and use your extra time outside to observe and document nature. After all, there are so many fascinating plants and ...

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Spring Birdsong Playlist

Spring Bird

Have you ever noticed that birds seem to get louder and sing more during the spring season? Well, you're not imagining things. Birdsong is a key indicator of the spring season, as more migratory birds return to their homes to mate.

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Love is All Around in Nature

Love is All Around in Nature

Love is all around in the natural world, and it deserves to be celebrated! Whether it's affection between mothers and babies, lifelong mates, or unlikely friends, many animals have a special way of showing their love and kinship (even if it isn't flowers and candy!) ...

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Celebrating 36 Years of NATURE

Celebrating 36 Years of NATURE

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 ...

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