The Green Scene – Ferns and Horsetails

Airing on Saturday

October 7th 2017

10:00 am eastern, 9:00 am central and 7:00 am pacific

Join our hosta Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman,on Natures Talk Shows The Green Scene, as they discuss cultivating primitive ferns and horsetails.  We outline ways to keep these fascinating “relics” in your garden and detail specimens that are readily available.

http://garden.lovetoknow.com/lawns-ornamental-grasses/growing-horsetail-plants

http://www.gardenmandy.com/how-to-care-for-ferns/

http://www.naturestalkshow.com/

Fine Art of Paleontology-Pennsylvanian of New Mexico

Airing on Monday

October 9th 2017

10:00 am eastern, 9:00 am central and 7:00 am pacific

 

On this episode of Natures Talk Show Fine Art of Paleontology, our hosts Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will be reviewing the Pennsylvanian fossil record of New Mexico.

Nearly 60 percent of New Mexico was covered with sediments deposited in the Pennsylvanian System as shallow seas and sediment-shedding uplifts rippled up and down an area where, formerly, nothing but ancient granite, schist and a few thin outcrops of Mississippian limestone baked in the Paleozoic sun. Basins sagged on the continental crust and made space for mud, sand, and gravel weathered and eroded from the Ancestral Rocky Mountains, which were now practically rotting in the heavy rainfall and tropical weather of the time. Exotic plants and insects thrived and coal swamps darkened the margins of the basins. In times when sea level stood high, the warm seas clarified and marine organisms multiplied, secreting lime and leaving hard parts.  Limestone is particularly abundant in the shallow marine shelves that surrounded the basins in New Mexico.

 

http://www.geologicaljoynewmexico.com/the-pennsylvanian-system-in-new-mexico/

Tank Topics -Cichlids for Beginners

Airing on Saturday

October 7 2017

11:15 am eastern, 10:15 am central and 8:15 am pacific

Join Nature Talk Shows hosts Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discuss the easiest cichlids to keep for new aquarists on Tank Topics.This will be a very informative show so grab your pen and paper to get some useful information.

http://homeaquaria.com/5-best-south-american-cichlids-beginners/

http://www.naturestalkshow.com/

Monsters of Nature – Sea Snakes

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Monsters of Nature – Sea Snakes
On Natures Talk Shows Monsters of Nature Series Ken Boorman and Ken McKeighen will be discussing those fascinating Sea Snakes. Sea Snakes are closely related to Cobras. They are aquatic rather than land dwelling snakes. True sea snakes only live in water. Sea Snakes have adapted to a life in water and have small flattened heads that minimizes water resistance when they swim. The Sea Snakes body is compressed as an adaptation for swimming and the snakes are so thoroughly aquatic that they are either clumsy or slow when brought ashore.

Let?s learn about their habits and habitats.You can ask our hosts questions on our webpage live chat and they will be happy to answer any you might have!

Sea Snakes

https://sites.google.com/site/venomousdangerous/snakes/most-venomous-sea-snakes
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Paleontology – Species Profile: Utahraptor

Paleontology – Species Profile: Utahraptor
On this episode of Natures Talk Show Fine Art of Paleontology,our hosts will be doing a species profile on Utahraptor.Utahraptor is a genus of theropod dinosaurs. It contains a single species, Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, which is the largest known member of the family Dromaeosauridae. Fossil specimens date to the upper Barremian stage of the early Cretaceous period.

Having the unique distinction as one of the largest raptors that have ever lived, Utahraptor is a dinosaur that lived approximately 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in Utah in 1991, and as you may have guessed, its name is a reference to the state in which it was discovered.

Utahraptor was almost 25 feet long and weighed over a ton. This makes it about ten times heavier than the average raptor, and in the same neighborhood as a polar bear. This raptor also had a nine inch claw that it could eviscerate herbivores with. This dinosaur is also believed to have had a warm blooded metabolism like a modern bird.

Utahraptor

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150106-utahraptor-death-trap-fossil/
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Paleontology – Species Profile: Utahraptor
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Fine Art of Paleontology-Species Profile-Utahraptor

 

Airing On Monday
August 7th 2017

10:00 am eastern, 9:00 am central and 7:00 am pacific

 

On this episode of Natures Talk Show Fine Art of Paleontology,our hosts will be doing a species profile on Utahraptor.Utahraptor is a genus of theropod dinosaurs. It contains a single species, Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, which is the largest known member of the family Dromaeosauridae. Fossil specimens date to the upper Barremian stage of the early Cretaceous period.

Having the unique distinction as one of the largest raptors that have ever lived, Utahraptor is a dinosaur that lived approximately 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in Utah in 1991, and as you may have guessed, its name is a reference to the state in which it was discovered.

Utahraptor was almost 25 feet long and weighed over a ton. This makes it about ten times heavier than the average raptor, and in the same neighborhood as a polar bear. This raptor also had a nine inch claw that it could eviscerate herbivores with. This dinosaur is also believed to have had a warm blooded metabolism like a modern bird.

https://www.newdinosaurs.com/utahraptor/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150106-utahraptor-death-trap-fossil/

http://www.naturestalkshow.com/

Monsters of Nature – Sea Snakes

 

Airing On Tuesday
August 8th 2017

10:00 am eastern, 9:00 am central and 7:00 am pacific

On Natures Talk Shows Monsters of Nature Series Ken Boorman and Ken McKeighen will be discussing those fascinating Sea Snakes. Sea Snakes are closely related to Cobras. They are aquatic rather than land dwelling snakes. True sea snakes only live in water. Sea Snakes have adapted to a life in water and have small flattened heads that minimizes water resistance when they swim. The Sea Snakes body is compressed as an adaptation for swimming and the snakes are so thoroughly aquatic that they are either clumsy or slow when brought ashore.

Let’s learn about their habits and habitats.You can ask our hosts questions on our webpage live chat and they will be happy to answer any you might have!

https://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/sea-snakes/

https://sites.google.com/site/venomousdangerous/snakes/most-venomous-sea-snakes

http://www.naturestalkshow.com/

On the Brink – Animals in Peril – Pangolins

On the Brink – Animals in Peril – Pangolins
On Natures Talk Shows On The Brink our hosts,Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will be discussing the amazing Pangolins.Pangolins are extremely at risk for extinction due to being hunted for their scales and meat.They are known as the scaly anteaters.Highly specialized diets combined with weak immune systems and extreme sensitivity to capture-induced stress mean pangolins do not do well in captivity, with records showing the majority of individuals die within the first three years. The 100 zoos and organizations that have tried to sustain the animals over the past 150 years have recorded mortality rates up to 70% in the first year. These characteristics demonstrate that commercial breeding is not a viable option to supply the medicinal trade. While farming has been introduced to supplement wild populations of some species whose body parts are prized in traditional medicines, this is not a possibility for pangolins, and therefore the only way forward is to reduce hunting and the demand for their meat and scales.

We must do all we can to help save these beautiful mammals!

http://wildaid.org/news/pangolins-brink

http://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2016/09/28/pangolins-on-the-brink/
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On the Brink – Animals in Peril – Pangolins
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Paleontology – Rise of the Primates

Paleontology – Rise of the Primates
On Natures Talk Shows Fine Art of Paleontology Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will be discussing the evolution of primates.Most animal species flourished and became extinct long before the first monkeys and their prosimian ancestors evolved . While the earth is about 4.54 billion years old and the first life dates to at least 3.5 billion years ago, the first primates did not appear until around 50-55 million years ago. Join our hosts as they discuss the rise of primates.

http://anthro.palomar.edu/earlyprimates/early_2.htm
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Paleontology – Rise of the Primates
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Tank Topics – Rainbowfish for Beginners

Tank Topics – Rainbowfish for Beginners
On Natures Talk Shows Tank Topics our hosts Ron Bishop,Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will be discussing how to start your rainbowfish aquarium.Everything you will need to know about setting up,maintaining and choosing the best fish for your aquarium.Tips and secrets to help you get started on this episode.
Source: zenolive
Tank Topics – Rainbowfish for Beginners
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