Mountains dominate Mexico, shaping life and culture in this diverse land. Travel south to discover black bears, fiery volcanoes, exquisite birds and millions of monarch butterflies.
Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, home to the Maya, is a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars, and vibrant tropical birds. Here lies a secret underworld which holds the key to life.
Using camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.
Counting birds for more than 100 years generates data on a changing climate and there’s an app for that: eBird. Surfer science using smart tech tracks ocean acidification and coastal temperatures in the Smartfin project. Spend “A Year in the Life of Citizen Science” with California’s monarch butterflies and horseshoe crabs in Delaware.
Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink basic notions of intelligence.
Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.
Watch a compilation of the most compelling, emotional and even humorous stories about bird behavior, intelligence and flight from the NATURE archives. This special presentation draws from 16 notable episodes, including the Emmy-award winning “My Life as a Turkey” and “An Original DUCKumentary.
Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto (portrayed here by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer), this film chronicles his remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood.
The centenary of this recent extinction offers an opportunity for this film to sharply focus new attention on habitat conservation and species survival ― and help us avoid the fate of the passenger pigeon for future species.