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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021: It’s Complicated and Intriguing: Amphibian Life through the Seasons (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour   Join Professor Mike Benard of Case Western University to examine the complex biology of amphibians from mating season through tadpole development, past metamorphosis, and over winter. We will unveil the fascinating ways that amphibians communicate, respond to natural challenges, and are affected by human-driven environmental change. From predators to pond drying, light…

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    Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Spilling the Tea on the Tea World (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour Join Dr. Romita Ray, Syracuse University Professor of Art History, for a fascinating look at the world of tea. How was Chinese tea visualized in 18th century Britain? And how did this botanical “discovery” seed a thriving tea industry in India? Professor Ray will explore the visual world of these tea plantations where…

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021: Fear, Fascination, and Fun in 2021 with the Return of Periodical Cicadas (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour Dr. Mike Raupp, Professor Emeritus in Entomology at the University of Maryland, explores the natural history, ecology, and behavior of the seven species of periodical cicadas indigenous to North America. Learn about the fascinating life cycle of periodical cicadas, massive synchronous emergences and the cicada’s bizarre strategy for survival. Get ready for their…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Maryland’s Fossil Sharks: What Tales Do Shark Teeth Tell? (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour Uncover the tales behind shark teeth with Calvert Marine Museum Paleontologist Dr. Victor Perez. Learn about the history of fossil collecting in Maryland, especially the fossil record of cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays, and chimaera). Learn how community scientists played a major role in documenting the fossil record of Maryland, as thousands collect fossils…

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    Tuesday, April 13, 2021: Magic Mushrooms in History, Lore and Science (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour     Join William Needham of the Mycological Association of Washington, D.C. to trace the history of “magic mushrooms” from ancient cave drawings to the LSD era and legal restrictions. Discover the recent renaissance in the use of psychoactive mushrooms in the medical field for the treatment of mental health disorders. Learn more…

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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021: The Magic of Vernal Pools; Frogs, Fire Lizards, and Fairy Shrimp (hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society)

    Naturalist Hour Find the fairy… shrimp with Master Naturalist Hannah Bement! Enjoy a look at vernal pools, mystical and ephemeral bodies of water that serve as crucial habitat for the reproduction of spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp. Rare across both time and space, these magical pools are a window into a world teeming…

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    Thursday, May 27, 2021: Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening (Chevy Chase)

    This April and May take a deeper dive into the world of gardening. Using a curriculum developed by the US Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Garden Outreach Associate Jenny Brown will teach you to nurture both native and edible plants to feed wildlife, while making your own…

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    Thursday, May 20, 2021: Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening (Chevy Chase)

    This April and May take a deeper dive into the world of gardening. Using a curriculum developed by the US Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Garden Outreach Associate Jenny Brown will teach you to nurture both native and edible plants to feed wildlife, while making your own…

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    Thursday, May 13, 2021: Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening (Chevy Chase)

    This April and May take a deeper dive into the world of gardening. Using a curriculum developed by the US Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Garden Outreach Associate Jenny Brown will teach you to nurture both native and edible plants to feed wildlife, while making your own…

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    Thursday, May 6, 2021: Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening (Chevy Chase)

    This April and May take a deeper dive into the world of gardening. Using a curriculum developed by the US Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Garden Outreach Associate Jenny Brown will teach you to nurture both native and edible plants to feed wildlife, while making your own…

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