One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life

Series produced by Atlantic Public Media

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From the Encyclopedia of Life: the wonders of nature—right outside your back door and halfway around the world. In our new season of audio broadcasts, we’ll be learning about life as small as yeast and as big as a bowhead whale.

Hear people's stories about nature and hone your backyard observation skills. We’ll be exploring the diversity of life—five minutes and One Species at a Time. Hosted by Ari Daniel Shapiro and brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, and Atlantic Public Media.

The host and producer is Ari Daniel Shapiro. Jay Allison and Viki Merrick edit.


73 Pieces

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Like moths to a flame, some people are irresistibly drawn to the woods at night. Carrying bedsheets and armed with special lights and lures, they c...

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  • Length: 05:30
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  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 05:25
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Tiny creatures that live underfoot in the soil and leaf litter. Most people are not even aware they exist.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 05:30

  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
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Caption: asio otus, Credit: Piet Reens. CC BY-SA
Can the raptors of Beijing stage a comeback, in the face of runaway development?

  • Added: Sep 20, 2012
  • Length: 05:28
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The bane of parents and school principals everywhere—or is it?

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
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  • Added: Jul 20, 2012
  • Length: 05:29
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When Turtles don't acknowledge a centuries' old political conflict....

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2012
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  • Added: Jun 16, 2012
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Wild color + low tech methods = Tulip Mania

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2012
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Caption: Hypholoma fasciculare., Credit:  Albert P. Bekker, CalPhotos. CC BY-NC-SA
Working under cover, it sends its ghostly tendrils into almost every corner of the terrestrial world.

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  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 05:28
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Caption: Amorphophallus titanum, Credit:  Paul Morris, BY-SA
When you think of charismatic megaflora, chances are you have in mind something majestic, like a towering Sequoia, or something ancient, like a Jos...

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 05:29
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The marabou stork of southern Africa isn’t much to look at—it’s large, ungainly, and bald like a vulture, with a nasty appetite for carrion.

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: Arctic Tern, Credit: Blake Matheson, Flickr: EOL Images
A lifetime of migration: equal the distance to the moon and back, three times.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2012
  • Length: 05:38
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Caption: Eremomidas arabicus, Credit: Brigitte Howarth~Emirates Natural History Group/Zayed University
Water in the desert is not always an oasis. A cautionary tale from the United Arab Emirates

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2012
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Caption: Starling, Credit: Philip Heron
A story in two acts of the starling: omnivorous, gregarious, adaptable, and highly successful in its adopted land.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2012
  • Length: 06:06
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Measuring change in a landscape by the span of a butterfly's wings

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2012
  • Length: 05:38
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