Nature Notes

Cactus SpinesWhy do rattlesnakes rattle and hummingbirds hum?
How do flowers market themselves to pollinators?
Why do tarantulas cross the road?

Nature Notes investigates questions like these about the natural world of the Chihuahuan Desert region and The Llano Estacado every week on KRTS Marfa Public Radio and KXWT West Texas Public Radio. Through interviews with scientists and field recordings, this Marfa Public Radio original series reveals the secrets of desert life.

Join host Dallas Baxter on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 am during Morning Edition and 4:45 pm during All Things Considered. New episodes premier on Thursdays and replay on Tuesdays. Episodes are written by Andrew Stuart and edited by Tom Michael and the Sibley Nature Center in Midland, Texas.

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Recently on Nature Notes:

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: A Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Spectacle

They sail in on wingspans of 7 feet, arriving in groups of three and four. The massive birds stake out their roosts for the night, and they jostle, cry and call. As the sun sets, the assembly swells into the … Continue reading

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Nature Notes is sponsored by the Dixon Water Foundation and is produced in conjunction with the Sibley Nature Center. Special thanks to the Meadows Foundation for their past support of the program.

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