EPISODE 96 | May 22, 2012

Bioluminescence

On this episode of the Naturalist, Bernie Wides and Carol Butler are talking about a glowing natural phenomenon- bioluminesence! Tune…

EPISODE 95 | March 12, 2012

The Zoo Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol Butler continue their conversation on zoos and animal conservation. On Part…

EPISODE 94 |

The Zoo Part 1

Bernie Wides and Carol Butler take listeners to the zoo this week on The Naturalist. Learn about the history of…

EPISODE 93 | February 27, 2012

The Galapagos Pt. II

The Naturalist continues with its second installment about host Carol Butler’s recent trip to the Galapagos islands. This week it’s…

EPISODE 92 | February 13, 2012

The Galapagos Pt. 1

This week The Naturalist’s own Carol Butler returns from a trip the Galapagos and brings back for Heritage Radio a…

EPISODE 91 | January 23, 2012

On Evolution Pt. II

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie continues last weeks discussion on evolution and species formation with friend of the show…

EPISODE 90 | January 9, 2012

On Evolution

This week The Naturalist gets real about evolution. Did you know that on an international scale that the U.S. only…

EPISODE 89 | December 12, 2011

NYC Water

This week The Naturalist takes you on a historical tour of New York City’s water supply. From the early days…

EPISODE 88 | November 28, 2011

Seneca Village & Central Park

Did you know that Central Park was once Seneca Village? Tune in to a historical episode of The Naturalist to…

EPISODE 87 | November 14, 2011

Whales, Seabirds & Jellyfish

On part two of Carol Butler’s “magazine-style” edition of The Naturalist, she and Bernie Wides discuss everything from Orca Whales…

EPISODE 86 | October 31, 2011

Japan, Bats & Ciclids

This week’s episode of The Naturalist sees Carol A. Butler returning to the program for a magazine-style 30 minutes jam…

EPISODE 85 | October 17, 2011

Cod & Tuna

This week’s episode of The Naturalist is a continuation on last week’s discussion with Paul Greenberg, author of “Four Fish:…

EPISODE 83 | October 3, 2011

Atlantic Salmon & Striped Bass

The Naturalist returns, and Bernie is joined by Paul Greenberg, author of “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild…

EPISODE 82 | September 12, 2011

Local Oceans

The Naturalist is back and Bernie Wides and Carol Butler teach listeners about a sustainable fishery in New York called…

EPISODE 81 | July 25, 2011

Peace Corps

This week on the Naturalist Carol goes solo and talks with former Peace Corps volunteer Ariana Rickard about her work…

EPISODE 80 | July 18, 2011

Hall of African Mammals

This week on The Naturalist, Carol A. Butler sits down with former guest and friend of the show Ariana Rickard…

EPISODE 79 | July 11, 2011

Gardening Part 2: A Tribute to Sim Ross

This week the Naturalist’s Bernie Wides pays a special tribute to his late friend and avid gardener Sim Ross. With…

EPISODE 78 | June 27, 2011

Roberta’s Garden

This week on the Naturalist welcomes the head garderner of Roberta’s Restaurant Melissa Metrick to talk about small-scale gardening and…

EPISODE 77 | June 13, 2011

Bugs and Bacteria

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol take us into the world of insects, arthropods, bugs, bats and more….

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Bernie Goes to Norway

This week on the Naturalist Bernie Wides recounts his recent trip to Norway. From the fjords of Bergen to the…

EPISODE 75 | June 6, 2011

Fish with Judith S. Weis Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides continues his discussion on fish with author and Biology professor Judith S. Weis….

EPISODE 74 | May 23, 2011

Fish with Judith S. Weis Part 1

Bernie Wides aka The Naturalist is joined by friend and author Judith S. Weis on Part 1 of a series…

EPISODE 73 | May 16, 2011

Chickens Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie and Carol continue their discussion on chickens. Mike the Headless Chicken is the subject…

EPISODE 72 | May 9, 2011

Chickens Part 1

This week’s episode of the Naturalist is all about chickens. Tune in as Bernie Wides and Carol A. Butler fit…

EPISODE 71 | May 2, 2011

Mosquitoes

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol explain all the buzz around mosquitoes and other members in the order…

EPISODE 70 | April 25, 2011

The Earth & Spring Holidays

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol take us on journey to the next possible stars that could support…

EPISODE 69 | April 18, 2011

The Everglades Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides welcomes back Ariana Rickard & Pierre Bull to talk about their trip to…

EPISODE 68 | April 11, 2011

The Everglades Part 1

Bernie Wides, aka The Naturalist, is joined by past guests Ariana Rickard & Pierre Bull who talk about their recent…

EPISODE 67 | April 4, 2011

Sight & Vision

All eyes are not created equal! Carol A. Butler and Bernie Wides talk about themes of sight and vision on…

EPISODE 66 | March 28, 2011

Nuclear Energy

On a very important episode of The Naturalist, Carol A. Butler leads a discussion on nuclear energy – a topic…

EPISODE 65 | March 21, 2011

Belize Part 3

They say great things come in threes, so Bernie & Carol decided to revisit Bernie’s trip to Belize one last…

EPISODE 64 | March 14, 2011

Belize Part 2

Where The Naturalist goes, you – the listener – can follow! Tune in to another informative episode of The Naturalist…

EPISODE 63 | March 7, 2011

Belize Part 1

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides chronicles his recent trip to Belize. Tune in to hear about all the…

EPISODE 62 | February 28, 2011

NY Winter Cruise

The Naturalist returns to the airwaves after a short break, and Carol A. Butler recaps her wonderful Winter NY Cruise….

EPISODE 61 | February 14, 2011

Plankton

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides welcomes back guests from The Discovery Room at the Museum of Natural History….

EPISODE 60 | February 7, 2011

Galapagos Part 2

On Part 2 of this series focusing on the Galapogos Islands, Bernie Wides welcomes back mentor, friend and fellow naturalist…

EPISODE 59 | January 31, 2011

Galapagos Part 1

On Part 1 of this 2 Part series focusing on the Galapogos Islands, Bernie Wides welcomes mentor, friend and fellow…

EPISODE 58 | January 24, 2011

Montauk Part 2

This week on the Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol A. Butler continue their series on Montauk. Tune in and hear…

EPISODE 57 | January 17, 2011

Montauk Part 1

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol A. Butler recap their recent (chilly) trip to the South Eastern…

EPISODE 56 | January 10, 2011

The Year in Science

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides and Carol A. Butler recap the year in science. Tune in to learn…

EPISODE 55 | January 3, 2011

Leeches with Anna Phillips

This week on a very special episode of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides and Carol A. Butler are joined by guest…

EPISODE 54 | December 20, 2010

Katydids, Filial Cannibalism & Odors in Utero

This week on The Naturalist, Carol A. Butler leads a conversation on a variety of different subjects. She talks about…

EPISODE 53 | December 13, 2010

Namibia

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie takes us on a tour of The Republic of Namibia, a country in southern…

EPISODE 52 | December 6, 2010

Bizarre Facts About the Human Body

This week on The Naturalist, Carol Butler takes a step back from bug-talk to share some interesting and bizarre facts…

EPISODE 51 | November 29, 2010

Newtown Creek

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol discussed the Superfund Status: a way to use government funds to clean…

EPISODE 50 | November 22, 2010

Bed Bugs Part 2

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol return to topic of bedbugs with a non-reproduction related episode regarding the…

EPISODE 49 | November 15, 2010

Turkey

This week on The Naturalist: Turkey!…the country, not the bird. Bernie describes his trevails in and around Turkey, and describes…

EPISODE 48 | November 8, 2010

Lice

This week on The Naturalist Carol gets nitpicky and tackles the intruiging world of lice. Learn the history and mating…

EPISODE 47 | November 1, 2010

Bed Bugs

This week on The Naturalist Carol talks about those bane of the New Yorker’s existence: the bedbug. Learn what researchers…

EPISODE 46 | October 25, 2010

Veterinarian Dr. Henry Kaplan

This week on The Naturalist Bernie speaks to veterinarian Dr. Henry Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan explains the gamut of vet jobs;…

EPISODE 45 | October 18, 2010

Raptors Part 3 with Peter Capainolo

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol return to the studio with Ornithologist Peter Capainolo of The Natural History…

EPISODE 44 | October 11, 2010

The Discovery Room

This week, Bernie Wides, The Naturalist, is joined by Danny Zeiger, Ariana Rickard, and Barbara Cohen of “The Discovery Room”….

EPISODE 43 | October 4, 2010

Raptors Part 2 with Peter Capainolo

This week on The Naturalist Bernie and Carol speak to Peter Capainolo, ornithologist at The Natural History Museum, about his…

EPISODE 42 | September 27, 2010

Dogs

to be aired

EPISODE 41 | September 20, 2010

Raptors

This week on The Naturalist Bernie hosts frequent collaborator Carol Butler in support of her new book, “How Fast Can…

EPISODE 40 | September 13, 2010

Solar Energy

This week on The Naturalist Bernie speaks to Pierre Bull of the Natural Resources Defense Council about solar energy. The…

EPISODE 39 | August 30, 2010

Silk Worms

This week on The Naturalist Bernie sits down with Alex Bolesta, Ariana Rickard, Chin-Li Yan, and Pierre Bull for a…

EPISODE 38 | August 23, 2010

Penguins

This week on the Naturalist Bernie sits down with frequent guest host Carol Butler to discuss…penguins! These adorable, dedicated, chubby…

EPISODE 37 | August 16, 2010

Pearls

This week on The Naturalist Bernie delves into the wonderful world of pearls. Tune in for a breakdown of pearls…

EPISODE 36 | August 9, 2010

Sexual Strategies, Survival & Mimicry

This week on The Naturalist Bernie sat down with frequent collaborator Carol Butler to discuss some fascinating aspects of mimicry…

EPISODE 35 | July 19, 2010

Recordings from the Conference

to be aired

EPISODE 34 | July 12, 2010

Fireflies & Giant Water Beetles

This week on The Naturalist Bernie spoke about fireflies, one of the more bizarre yet lovable creatures of the night…

EPISODE 33 | June 28, 2010

Celestial Misconceptions Part 2

This week on The Naturalist Bernie hosted astronomy expert Michael Hamburg for a return to last week’s topic: misconceptions and…

EPISODE 32 | June 21, 2010

Celestial Misconceptions Part 1

This week on The Naturalist Bernie spoke to Mike Hamburg, docent at the Natural History Museum and Bernie’s resident astronomy…

EPISODE 31 | June 14, 2010

Mimicry

This week on The Naturalist Bernie focused on one of the more interesting and odd aspects of animal behavior: mimicry….

EPISODE 30 | June 7, 2010

Insect Behavior

Bernie & Carol talk about insect and animal behavior, especially all the unique and peculiar ways insects have found to…

EPISODE 29 | May 31, 2010

Salt

This week is all about salt on The Naturalist.

EPISODE 28 | May 24, 2010

Horseshoe Crabs

This week on the Naturalist Bernie spoke about the least attractive people on the beach: horseshoe crabs. These crazy critters…

EPISODE 27 | May 17, 2010

Earth Day

The theme is Earth Day today on The Naturalist. Bernie interviews some children on their thoughts, and gives a brief…

EPISODE 26 | May 9, 2010

Hydroponic Farming

Bernie hosts Lee Mandell & Chloe Bass of Boswyck Farms who tlak about the potential of hydroponic farming in Bushwick.

EPISODE 25 | May 3, 2010

Hummingbirds

This week, Bernie Wides is joined by Carol A. Butler, author of Do Hummingbirds Hum? They discuss the pollination techniques…

EPISODE 24 | April 26, 2010

Beekeeping

Bernie is joined by guests Carol A. Butler and Brandon Hoy who talk about bees, beekeeping and honey.

EPISODE 23 | April 12, 2010

Puerto Rico

Bernie Wides recaps his trip to Puerto Rico this week on The Naturalist.

EPISODE 22 | April 5, 2010

Vernal Equinox

This week, Bernie Wides talks all about the vernal equinox and its history.

EPISODE 21 | March 29, 2010

Stars Part 2

Michael Hamburg returns again to talk more about stars and our universe.

EPISODE 20 | March 22, 2010

Stars Part 1

Guest Michael Hamburg comes back on The Naturalist to talk about stars.

EPISODE 19 | March 14, 2010

Bees Part 2

Bernie Wides & Carol A. Butler continue last week’s discussion on bees.

EPISODE 18 | March 8, 2010

Bees Part 1

Author Carol A. Butler joins The Naturalist again, this time to talk about bees.

EPISODE 17 | February 15, 2010

New York Waterways, Hibernating Animals & Winter Birds

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides talks about pollution in some of our New York waterways. Also, he talks…

EPISODE 16 | February 8, 2010

The Naked Mole Rat & Human Arousal Studies

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides talks about the naked mole rat, and discusses some recent human arousal studies.

EPISODE 15 | February 1, 2010

Sexual Conflicts

Carol A. Butler joins The Naturalist again, this time to talk about sexual conflict amongst animals.

EPISODE 14 | January 25, 2010

Sexual Strategies

This week, Bernie & Carol talk about the sexual strategies of some species of fish.

EPISODE 13 | January 11, 2010

Natural Selection & Evolution Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides continues his discussion on evolution and Darwin with Saul Scheinbach.

EPISODE 12 | January 3, 2010

Natural Selection & Evolution Part 1

This week on the naturalist, Saul Scheinbach comes by to talk about Darwin’s “theory” of natural selection and evolution.

EPISODE 11 | December 29, 2009

Henry Hudson

On this weeks episode of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides celebrates the 400 anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River…

EPISODE 10 | December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice

On a “holiday” edition of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides gives us some well timed history on the winter solstice celebration.

EPISODE 9 | December 14, 2009

Astronomy Part 2

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides continues his discussion on astronomy with fellow Natural History Museum docent Mike Hamburg.

EPISODE 8 | December 6, 2009

Astronomy Part 1

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides talks astronomy with fellow Natural History Museum docent Mike Hamburg.

EPISODE 7 | November 30, 2009

Salt Marshes Part 2

Judith Weis returns to The Naturalist to continue her discussion on salt marshes. This week she touches on history, pollution,…

EPISODE 6 | November 23, 2009

Salt Marshes Part 1

This week’s episode of The Naturalist is part one of a two part series. Author Judtih S. Weis joins Bernie…

EPISODE 5 | November 16, 2009

Dangerous Plants

This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides is joined by Carol A. Butler to talk about dangerous plants. Learn about…

EPISODE 4 | November 9, 2009

Mating Rituals

This week on the Naturalist, Bernie Wides and gues co-host Carol A. Butler discuss the mating rituals of various animals.

EPISODE 3 | October 25, 2009

Bats

This week’s episode of the Naturalist is all about bats. Bernie Wides, aka The Naturalist, is joined again by friend…

EPISODE 2 | October 18, 2009

Butterflies

On the latest episode of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides is joined by friend and butterfly expert Carol A. Butler. They…

EPISODE 1 | September 18, 2009

NYC Glaciers & Barnacles

On the premiere episode of The Naturalist, Bernie Wides teaches us about the glacier that would have eaten New York…