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!) From everyone at NATURE, we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

What to Watch: February

What to Watch: February

February is a month for love, so it felt fitting to fill the month with Nature programs that will pull on your heartstrings and renew your passion for the natural world. Watch by tuning in on PBS or streaming online beginning the day after each program airs.

Nature Reads Round-Up

Nature Reads Round-Up

We've rounded up a handful of the latest nature news bites and interesting stories you should know (and share.) From falling spiders to shark sleuthing, here is our first reads-round-up of the new year...

Wolves and Willows: A Howling Success

Wolves and Willows: A Howling Success

When someone shot the last wolf in Yellowstone National Park in 1926, they probably gave no thought to the effect that action might have on trees. But the absence of apex predators –those animals at the top of the food chain, such as lions, sharks and wolves – causes changes that cascade throughout an ecosystem, in this case, right down to its plants.

All the Pretty Horses – 7 Breeds You Should Know

All the Pretty Horses – 7 Breeds You Should Know

Our two-part series, Equus "Story of the Horse," explores the origins of the modern day horse, as well as the ways this remarkable animal plays a vital role in our lives. With over 400 various breeds, the horse is one extremely diverse species - some have been bred for specific tasks, others for beauty, some even just for play! Allow us to break down just […]

Will Climate Change Drive a New Species of Crossbill to Extinction?

Will Climate Change Drive a New Species of Crossbill to Extinction?

Most songbirds head south for the winter, as food supplies disappear, returning to breed in the spring, when booming insect populations can satisfy clamoring broods. Not crossbills. This colorful finch, which inhabits coniferous forests around the world, breeds most anytime thanks to a highly specialized beak that can extract seeds from pine cones throughout the year. But, for a newly discovered crossbill species, this custom-made […]

Bringing the Past to Life in Technicolor

Bringing the Past to Life in Technicolor

One of the most important features of animals is their color. Whether it be to attract a mate or hide from a predator, color is involved in most aspects of animal behavior and influences how well they survive and pass on their genes to future generations. Once thought impossible, scientists can now tell what colors many extinct animals may have been.