Episode 59: Sage Grouse Leks and Fruit Tree Sex

 

The sagebrush sea, which we call home, is also home to numerous other animals, including some that are threatened due to human activity. One such animal is the greater sage grouse. Like many other animals, spring is sage grouse mating season. Daniel describes their peculiar mating rituals.

Speaking of sex, Casey has something to say about the way that fruit trees reproduce. If you try to grow an apple tree from seed, the fruit it will produce is not likely to taste or look much like the apple that the original seed came from. Luckily, we have devised ways to overcome this botanical hangup.

crabapple flowers via wikimedia commons

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in April 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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