Field Notes

Sunday mornings during Cincinnati Edition
Thane Maynard

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, provides first-hand connections to the world of ecology and conservation by speaking with experts all around the world.

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Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

"Last Ape Standing" from science writer Chip Walter

Scientists have determined that at least 27 different species of humans have evolved on planet Earth, yet only one still survives. Why are we still here and our 26 predecessors aren’t? In his fascinating new book, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived, acclaimed science writer Chip Walter attempts to answer that question as he discusses with Thane Maynard in this week’s Field Notes.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida

200 species of bird can be found at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Rebecca Field

If a Florida vacation is in the plans, you might want to visit Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on the western side of the Everglades. The sanctuary director, Jason Lauritsen, joins Thane Maynard for this week’s Field Notes to talk about their 13,000 acres, some of the wildlife that reside there, and the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Zoo's Barrows Lecture Series: Dr. Steven Amstrup

The final Barrows Conservation Lecture Series presentation at the Cincinnati Zoo takes place Wednesday, May 15 and features renowned polar bear expert Dr. Steven Amstrup. He has been studying polar bears for over 30 years and, as Thane Maynard discovers in this week’s Field Notes, his current work with Polar Bears International is showing some dangerous trends affecting their habitat and ability to feed and survive.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Local birding expert and author Bill Thompson III

Bill Thompson III is a local birding expert, prolific author, and editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest. He’s with Thane Maynard for this week’s Field Notes to talk about his newest book, The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America, featuring some 300 common American and Canadian birds for young bird watchers to easily spot and identify. He also talks about the 2007 book All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures, featuring stories, photographs and illustrations from the world famous nature artist/educator/ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Zoo's Barrows Lecture Series: Dr. Olivia Judson

The next guest in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is acclaimed evolutionary biologist and writer, Dr. Olivia Judson. Her acclaimed book, Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation has been translated into 15 different languages, became a TV special in England and Canada, and was described by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins as a "winningly sophisticated zoological comedy." She joins Thane Maynard on this phone to talk about her work, her writings and her May 1 visit to the Zoo on this week’s Field Notes.

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