Nature

Primates | Nature

Nov 3, 2020
Chimpanzee
Courtesy / Abi Brown, ©BBC

Wednesdays, Nov. 4 - 18 at 8pm on WKAR 23.1 & STREAMING | Get to know the many species of primates, from the popular chimpanzee and gorilla, to the more obscure species like the snub-nosed monkey, the slow loris, the tarsier and much more.

White-Throated Sparrow
CheepShot/ Wikimedia Commons

During the pandemic, Michiganders have turned to new hobbies to keep themselves busy, like birdwatching.

According to USA Today, Google searches for “birds” reached an all-time high in the U.S. in early May and searches for “the best binoculars for birdwatching” increased 550%.


Islands of Wonder

Sep 25, 2020
Courtesy / Nokuro/Shutterstock

Wed., Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & LIVE STREAMING | Journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on the planet: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. This week: Hawaii

When people think of Lansing, the first thing that comes to mind may be the capitol building where Michigan lawmakers meet. But, outside of the marble hallways, the capital city also offers places to admire the changing seasons. WKAR’s Alina Zhuravel sends an audio postcard from Lansing’s River Trail.

Equus: The Story of the Horse | Nature

Jan 9, 2019
A horse running
Lara Brynildssen / © Handful of Films / PBS

Wed., Jan. 16, 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1| Travel around the world to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. 

A new 108-acre (44-hectare) nature preserve is planned in southwestern Michigan that will be open to the public.

Snow Bears | Nature

Nov 24, 2018
Polar bears with cubs in snow
Courtesy of Roie Galitz / © John Downer Productions / PBS

Wed., Nov. 28 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Witness the incredible journey of newborn polar bear cubs. Watch and call or GIVE NOW for special offers.

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A 33-acre (13-hectare) nature center north of Detroit is being rededicated to mark a new partnership between Macomb County and Clinton Township.

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

Michigan wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a cougar in the Lansing area — the first to be verified in the Lower Peninsula. 

Why Sharks Attack | NOVA

Jun 12, 2017

Wed. June 14 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | Explore with shark experts in Australia and the U.S. as they investigate the hunting instincts of the great white shark.

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