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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 217

2013-06-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann explains noctilucent clouds. Gary revisits a favorite insect, fireflies. Gordon discusses the ubiquitous Mallard. The interview is with Simon Goring about his efforts to benchmark past vegetation to assist with models projecting future vegetation.…

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2013-06-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Black and White or Blackpoll, Gary tells the tale. Creepy plant Doll’s Eyes is Gordon’s find. Joann found Ebony Jewelwings. Josh Drew returns to talk about the SLOSS argument in conservation biology.…

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2013-06-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon’s Texas-sized Hummingbird is really a Golden-fronted Woodpecker. Gary describes the American Ruby-spot, a damselfly. Joann can smell the weather. Josh Drew talks about shark-tooth weapons from the South Pacific and how they inform conservation.…

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2013-06-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann's still thinking about weather and the Sun, which drives it. Gary heard a Scarlet Tanager. Part 2 of our interview with Andrew Farnsworth of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 213

2013-05-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about his favorite bird, the Eastern Wood-pewee. We don't know why Gordon's thinking about Elderberry. Joann is watching for a derecho. Our interview is with Andrew Farnsworth of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology about Team Sapsucker's epic Big Day. Stay tuned for part 2 of the interview next week!…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 212

2013-05-22 :: The Wilderness Center


It's been really busy here at The Wilderness Center! Gordon and Joann catch up with themselves to do a short episode on Honey Locust and Burdock.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 211

2013-05-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann is blowing in the wind, again. Gordon saw a bog pumper…American Bittern. Gary enjoyed some Baltimore Orioles. The discussion explores where to strike the balance between conserving land and stewardship of the land you have already conserved.…

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2013-05-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann discusses Painted Turtles; Flying Squirrels is Gordon’s topic; Gary talks about the Northern Parula Warbler. Listener questions answered about Walnuts, Cardinals, Taxonomy, Geo-engineering, Hurricanes, Tornados, and Wetland Photography.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 209

2013-05-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann introduces our new Corn Snakes. After Gordon waxes poetic about Whip-poor-wills, Gary brings us down to earth with mycorrhiza fungi. Our interview is with Jacquelyn Gill, the Contempletive Mammoth blogger, about de-extinction.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 208

2013-04-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Tree Swallows, Cormorants, Eastern Meadowlark. Interview with Wendy Francis from Y2Y: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 207

2013-04-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Cliff Swallows, Leatherback Sea Turtles, Crayfish Burrows and an Interview with Wildlife Biologist Eric Cole…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 206

2013-04-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about sharks. Joann is trying to identify Chickadees. We interview Rolf Peterson about the long-standing study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 205

2013-04-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Fossils, Hooded Merganser, Beaver. We interview Geoff Smith of Dennison University about Mosquito Fish and their impact on pond ecosystems.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 204

2013-03-27 :: The Wilderness Center


What does Gordon mean every week when he ends the podcast with "The Wilderness Center is a nature center, land trust, and ecopreneurial organization?" Explore TWC's activities beyond the podcast.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 203

2013-03-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary is thrilled with Spotted Sandpipers and Gordon enjoys cattails, which includes eating them. The interview is with Jane Lavino from the National Museum of Wildlife Art about the importance of art in the conservation movement.…

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2013-03-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Scorpions must have invaded Gordon’s dreams. Joann comments on comets. One of Gary’s favorite reptiles is the Blanding’s Turtle. Robert Thomas from Loyola University returns to talk about alligators.…

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2013-03-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon updates us on his skunk hunt, including ideas about refugia. Joann remembers a Full Holly Moon Walk. Gary's planning a Spotted Turtle hunt. All of which leads us to an interview with our favorite entomological internet pundit, Bug Girl, about DEET.…

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2013-02-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon has a skunk under his porch…will he get sprayed? Will he catch rabies? Gary saw Red-winged Blackbirds establishing territories. Joann found the ancient equator. The interview is with Ann Mattson on the geology of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.…

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2013-02-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Rocks are falling from the sky, oh my! Joann talks about near Earth objects. Gordon recalls seeing penguins. Gary loves Jefferson’s Salamanders. This leads to a discussion of the Red Queen Hypothesis, or why is there sex?…

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2013-02-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Rocks are falling from the sky, oh my! Joann talks about near Earth objects. Gordon recalls seeing penguins. Gary loves Jefferson’s Salamanders. This leads to a discussion of the Red Queen Hypothesis, or why is there sex?…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 198

2013-02-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's got water creatures on his mind, with info about foraminifera. Gordon's thinking about domestic cats. And Joann wonders if we had a "January Thaw" on our trip to Yellowstone. The interview is with Kyle Bagnall of Chippewa Nature Center about maple sugaring.…

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2013-02-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's got water creatures on his mind, with info about foraminifera. Gordon's thinking about domestic cats. And Joann wonders if we had a "January Thaw" on our trip to Yellowstone. The interview is with Kyle Bagnall of Chippewa Nature Center about maple sugaring.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 197

2013-02-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Alder and Willow Flycathcer, Big Brown Bat, Viruses, Listener questions answered…

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2013-02-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Alder and Willow Flycathcer, Big Brown Bat, Viruses, Listener questions answered…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 196

2013-01-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Part two of 51 things to do before you are 12 years old. Ken Finch from Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood joins Gordon, Joann and Gary as they discuss the importance of nature play.…

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2013-01-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Part two of 51 things to do before you are 12 years old. Ken Finch from Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood joins Gordon, Joann and Gary as they discuss the importance of nature play.…

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2013-01-23 :: The Wilderness Center


51 things to do before you are 12 years old part one. Ken Finch from Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood joins Gordon, Joann and Gary to wax nostalgic about nature play.…

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2013-01-23 :: The Wilderness Center


51 things to do before you are 12 years old part one. Ken Finch from Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood joins Gordon, Joann and Gary to wax nostalgic about nature play.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 194

2013-01-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary is NOT weeping for willows; he loves this large group of species in the genus Salix. Gordon explores another living fossil the Coelacanth, a lobe finned fish. Naturalist Clyde McMillan-Gamber talks about wintering Bald Eagles.…

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2013-01-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary is NOT weeping for willows; he loves this large group of species in the genus Salix. Gordon explores another living fossil the Coelacanth, a lobe finned fish. Naturalist Clyde McMillan-Gamber talks about wintering Bald Eagles.…

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2013-01-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary answers a listener request to chat about Black-crowned Night Herons, Gordon talks about plant olfaction in goldenrods, and Joann reads snowdrifts. That leads us to a chat with Jean-Pierre Anderson of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.…

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2013-01-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary answers a listener request to chat about Black-crowned Night Herons, Gordon talks about plant olfaction in goldenrods, and Joann reads snowdrifts. That leads us to a chat with Jean-Pierre Anderson of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.…

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2013-01-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann saw American Coots. Gary slipped on a periphyton community and Gordon loves American Bittersweet. The interview is with Brad Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society about the process of domestication of plants and animals.…

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2013-01-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann saw American Coots. Gary slipped on a periphyton community and Gordon loves American Bittersweet. The interview is with Brad Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society about the process of domestication of plants and animals.…

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2012-12-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Why does the new year start January 1? Joann tells us. Gary enjoys White-crowned Sparrows. Gordon talks about yet another living fossil—Gingko biloba. Drew Todd of Ohio Department Natural Resources explains the Emerald Ash Borer.…

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2012-12-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Why does the new year start January 1? Joann tells us. Gary enjoys White-crowned Sparrows. Gordon talks about yet another living fossil—Gingko biloba. Drew Todd of Ohio Department Natural Resources explains the Emerald Ash Borer.…

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2012-12-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann explores the "Pineapple Express" atmospheric river. Gary finds an interesting relationship between alga, coral, and gobis. Gordon recalls Great Horned Owls. Our interview is with Audra Meinelt of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on gorillas.…

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2012-12-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann explores the "Pineapple Express" atmospheric river. Gary finds an interesting relationship between alga, coral, and gobis. Gordon recalls Great Horned Owls. Our interview is with Audra Meinelt of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on gorillas.…

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2012-12-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon tells the story of the greatest botanical discovery of the 20th century. Gary is totally amazed by extremophile bacteria in Antarctica. Joann explains the dazzling phenomena of sun pillars. Then the crew talks about hibernation.…

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2012-12-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon tells the story of the greatest botanical discovery of the 20th century. Gary is totally amazed by extremophile bacteria in Antarctica. Joann explains the dazzling phenomena of sun pillars. Then the crew talks about hibernation.…

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2012-11-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon is thinking about population dynamics and road kill! Then, Gary's talk on sea ice and Joann's review of Hurricane Sandy as related to climate change lead into an interview with Mark McCaffrey of the National Center for Science Education about climate.…

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2012-11-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon is thinking about population dynamics and road kill! Then, Gary's talk on sea ice and Joann's review of Hurricane Sandy as related to climate change lead into an interview with Mark McCaffrey of the National Center for Science Education about climate.…

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2012-11-14 :: The Wilderness Center


This is a question show featuring Robert Michael Pyle explaining a caterpillar observation and Ed Bangs explaining Gray Wolf harvests. Gary explains leaf fall. Gordon like Box Elder trees and Joann explains hurricane Sandy.…

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2012-11-14 :: The Wilderness Center


This is a question show featuring Robert Michael Pyle explaining a caterpillar observation and Ed Bangs explaining Gray Wolf harvests. Gary explains leaf fall. Gordon like Box Elder trees and Joann explains hurricane Sandy.…

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2012-11-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary recalls Black-necked Stilts, a wonderful bird. Gordon talks about Ermine aka Short-tailed weasel aka Stoat. Joann explains the analemma. It’s Carl Sagan Day, so the podcast recalls Sagan’s contribution to science understanding.…

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2012-11-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary recalls Black-necked Stilts, a wonderful bird. Gordon talks about Ermine aka Short-tailed weasel aka Stoat. Joann explains the analemma. It’s Carl Sagan Day, so the podcast recalls Sagan’s contribution to science understanding.…

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2012-10-31 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about rebellious slave ants, Gordon found some algae, and Joann's dog got a warble. Then, it's on to the question show!…

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2012-10-31 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about rebellious slave ants, Gordon found some algae, and Joann's dog got a warble. Then, it's on to the question show!…

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2012-10-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary found some Swamp Rose and Gordon has learned to like Boxelder Bugs. Joann enjoyed finding Butter & Eggs. The interview is with Bill Hilton, Jr., of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History about his Ruby-throated Hummingbird banding efforts.…

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2012-10-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary found some Swamp Rose and Gordon has learned to like Boxelder Bugs. Joann enjoyed finding Butter & Eggs. The interview is with Bill Hilton, Jr., of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History about his Ruby-throated Hummingbird banding efforts.…

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2012-10-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's got his feet wet again, watching a Swamp Sparrow, Gordon tells tales of American Beech, and Joann's second graders found a Daphnia. We interview Sam Droege of the USGS about native bees.…

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2012-10-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's got his feet wet again, watching a Swamp Sparrow, Gordon tells tales of American Beech, and Joann's second graders found a Daphnia. We interview Sam Droege of the USGS about native bees.…

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2012-10-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon takes a top down look at the Earth. Red Squirrels catch Gary’s fancy and Joann lifts you on the tide. Alex Vandermeys from the Marine Science Consortium is interviewed about Blue Crabs.…

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2012-10-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon takes a top down look at the Earth. Red Squirrels catch Gary’s fancy and Joann lifts you on the tide. Alex Vandermeys from the Marine Science Consortium is interviewed about Blue Crabs.…

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2012-10-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's looking at weather and the stratosphere. Gordon finds Evening Lychnis--or was it? Joann observes photoperiodism. Our interview is with Pete Dunne of the New Jersey Audubon Cape May Observatory.…

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2012-10-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's looking at weather and the stratosphere. Gordon finds Evening Lychnis--or was it? Joann observes photoperiodism. Our interview is with Pete Dunne of the New Jersey Audubon Cape May Observatory.…

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2012-09-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon sings the virtues of Black Locust. Gary saw a Greater Yellowlegs. Joann is loony for the moon. Science teacher Laura Grimm is interviewed about her adventure at space camp and how she will bring the science she learned to her classroom.…

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2012-09-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon sings the virtues of Black Locust. Gary saw a Greater Yellowlegs. Joann is loony for the moon. Science teacher Laura Grimm is interviewed about her adventure at space camp and how she will bring the science she learned to her classroom.…

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2012-09-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon saw Crownbeard, Wingstem, Frost Flower. Gary explains the Coefficient of Conservatism used in evaluating plant communities. Joann does a good Tern. Jim Berry, retired president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is interviewed about waterfowl.…

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2012-09-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon saw Crownbeard, Wingstem, Frost Flower. Gary explains the Coefficient of Conservatism used in evaluating plant communities. Joann does a good Tern. Jim Berry, retired president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is interviewed about waterfowl.…

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2012-09-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Rice Cut Grass is Gary’s topic. Gordon talks about Archaeopteryx if fossil bird/dinosaur. Joann examines the circus surrounding the Bedford Bear. This leads to an interview with Daniel Witter for D.J. Case & Associates about the human-wildlife interface.…

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2012-09-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Rice Cut Grass is Gary’s topic. Gordon talks about Archaeopteryx if fossil bird/dinosaur. Joann examines the circus surrounding the Bedford Bear. This leads to an interview with Daniel Witter for D.J. Case & Associates about the human-wildlife interface.…

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2012-09-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann confuses Gordon about the seasons. Gary is excited by fossil gall mites in amber. Gordon talks about White Oak. Interview with Urban Forester Lola Lewis from the Ohio Division of Forestry about urban trees.…

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2012-09-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann confuses Gordon about the seasons. Gary is excited by fossil gall mites in amber. Gordon talks about White Oak. Interview with Urban Forester Lola Lewis from the Ohio Division of Forestry about urban trees.…

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2012-08-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann covers safely and ethically gathering wild plants. Gary's looking at ecotones. Gordon talks about a favorite tree—Pin Oak. Our interview is with Sheri Shannon of American Forests about Champion Trees.…

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2012-08-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann covers safely and ethically gathering wild plants. Gary's looking at ecotones. Gordon talks about a favorite tree—Pin Oak. Our interview is with Sheri Shannon of American Forests about Champion Trees.…

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2012-08-22 :: The Wilderness Center


The interview is with wildlife biologist, Dean Beyer, about Moose and Moose restoration efforts. Mars rover Curiosity inspires Joann to learn about basalt. Gordon is fascinated by millipedes and Gary finds a Northern Red Salamander.…

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2012-08-22 :: The Wilderness Center


The interview is with wildlife biologist, Dean Beyer, about Moose and Moose restoration efforts. Mars rover Curiosity inspires Joann to learn about basalt. Gordon is fascinated by millipedes and Gary finds a Northern Red Salamander.…

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2012-08-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Once in a Blue Moon, Joann explains Blue Moons. Gary talks about methanogens in ocean sediments. Gordon found a wild, possibly invasive, orchid — Helleborine. The interview is with Pete Johantgen of the Columbus Zoo about Hellbenders.…

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2012-08-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Once in a Blue Moon, Joann explains Blue Moons. Gary talks about methanogens in ocean sediments. Gordon found a wild, possibly invasive, orchid — Helleborine. The interview is with Pete Johantgen of the Columbus Zoo about Hellbenders.…

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2012-08-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon loves to hate no-see-ums. Gary's investigating out-of-place tropical plankton. Joann enjoys her backyard House Wren. Then on to the "interview"—it's a question show!…

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2012-08-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon loves to hate no-see-ums. Gary's investigating out-of-place tropical plankton. Joann enjoys her backyard House Wren. Then on to the "interview"—it's a question show!…

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2012-07-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon is still thinking about things we love to hate—this week, poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Gary hears a Gray Treefrog. Joann investigates dragonfly folklore. Our interview is with Bob Glotzhober of the Ohio Historical Society about his work with dragonflies and damselflies.…

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2012-07-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon is still thinking about things we love to hate—this week, poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Gary hears a Gray Treefrog. Joann investigates dragonfly folklore. Our interview is with Bob Glotzhober of the Ohio Historical Society about his work with dragonflies and damselflies.…

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2012-07-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann saw the fabled green flash! Gary found a Green Heron nest at The Wilderness Center. And Gordon introduces us all to the "joys" of chiggers.…

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2012-07-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann saw the fabled green flash! Gary found a Green Heron nest at The Wilderness Center. And Gordon introduces us all to the "joys" of chiggers.…

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2012-07-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about coevolution between a native plant and an invasive. Joann is still focused on weather—this time heat waves. We interview Sheila Colla of WIldlife Preservation Canada about bumblebees.…

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2012-07-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about coevolution between a native plant and an invasive. Joann is still focused on weather—this time heat waves. We interview Sheila Colla of WIldlife Preservation Canada about bumblebees.…

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2012-07-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the weird Atlantic hurricane season. Gary talks about the wetland plant spatterdock aka pond lily. The interview is with Marilyn Loveless about her research on the desert plant Coral Bean.…

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2012-07-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the weird Atlantic hurricane season. Gary talks about the wetland plant spatterdock aka pond lily. The interview is with Marilyn Loveless about her research on the desert plant Coral Bean.…

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2012-06-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann finally identifies a Great-crested Flycatcher. Gary finds Blueberries. Gordon talks about Poison Hemlock. Interview with Thomas Mather from the University of Rhode Island about ticks, the critters we love to hate.…

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2012-06-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann finally identifies a Great-crested Flycatcher. Gary finds Blueberries. Gordon talks about Poison Hemlock. Interview with Thomas Mather from the University of Rhode Island about ticks, the critters we love to hate.…

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2012-06-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary discussed gene exchange between parasites and hosts. Tall Fescue is a plant Gordon loves to hate…sort of. Wilderness Center Naturalist Carrie Elvey talks about the Eastern Milk Snake.…

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2012-06-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary discussed gene exchange between parasites and hosts. Tall Fescue is a plant Gordon loves to hate…sort of. Wilderness Center Naturalist Carrie Elvey talks about the Eastern Milk Snake.…

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2012-06-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about the co-evolution of Glacier Lily and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. Gordon encountered a Broad-necked Root Borer and talks about its coevolution and concerns about invasive tree borer insects. The discussion is about restoring a forest.…

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2012-06-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about the co-evolution of Glacier Lily and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. Gordon encountered a Broad-necked Root Borer and talks about its coevolution and concerns about invasive tree borer insects. The discussion is about restoring a forest.…

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2012-06-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary takes us back to the Great Extinction; Joann smells the daisies; Gordon finds bladderwort. We can't believe we haven't talked about the water cycle yet! So we do.…

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2012-06-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary takes us back to the Great Extinction; Joann smells the daisies; Gordon finds bladderwort. We can't believe we haven't talked about the water cycle yet! So we do.…

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2012-05-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Phenotypic plasticity makes Gary’s head spin. Joann loves the constellation Sagittarius. Gordon’s review of the plant Sagittaria points to a fictional hero Katniss from “The Hunger Games,” which leads to an interview with Patricia DeMarco about the real life hero Rachel Carson.…

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2012-05-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Phenotypic plasticity makes Gary’s head spin. Joann loves the constellation Sagittarius. Gordon’s review of the plant Sagittaria points to a fictional hero Katniss from “The Hunger Games,” which leads to an interview with Patricia DeMarco about the real life hero Rachel Carson.…

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2012-05-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about evapotranspiration. Gordon's eye exam has him considering Toothache Tree. Joann (and Gary) caught a Tiger Beetle in the office, which leads us to an interview with Holly Menninger about Wild Life of Your Home.…

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2012-05-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about evapotranspiration. Gordon's eye exam has him considering Toothache Tree. Joann (and Gary) caught a Tiger Beetle in the office, which leads us to an interview with Holly Menninger about Wild Life of Your Home.…

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2012-05-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Daisy Fleabane is Joann’s topic. Gordon’s discussion of the Fly Agaric mushroom leads to an interview about parasitology with Kelly Weinersmith.…

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2012-05-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Daisy Fleabane is Joann’s topic. Gordon’s discussion of the Fly Agaric mushroom leads to an interview about parasitology with Kelly Weinersmith.…

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2012-05-09 :: The Wilderness Center


It’s the question show! Gary talks about the first eukaryotes. Joann is in another pothole or kettle hole. Gordon’s sentimental favorite is Blue-eyed Mary. Then on to questions: polyploidy, black flies, Goldfinches, seed dispersal.…

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2012-05-09 :: The Wilderness Center


It’s the question show! Gary talks about the first eukaryotes. Joann is in another pothole or kettle hole. Gordon’s sentimental favorite is Blue-eyed Mary. Then on to questions: polyploidy, black flies, Goldfinches, seed dispersal.…

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2012-05-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary hears a Black-throated Green Warbler, Joann finds some great potholes, and Gordon tells about The Wilderness Center's new solar array. We continue the cycles shows with the carbon cycle.…

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2012-05-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary hears a Black-throated Green Warbler, Joann finds some great potholes, and Gordon tells about The Wilderness Center's new solar array. We continue the cycles shows with the carbon cycle.…

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2012-04-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon visited a unique old growth forest. Gary talks about the Cambrian Explosion and the Great Unconformity. Joann discusses climate—on Venus. David Ellis from NASA Glenn Research Center is interviewed about NASA’s mission and future.…

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2012-04-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon visited a unique old growth forest. Gary talks about the Cambrian Explosion and the Great Unconformity. Joann discusses climate—on Venus. David Ellis from NASA Glenn Research Center is interviewed about NASA’s mission and future.…

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2012-04-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Ruddy Turnstones, Joann explores Durian fruit, and Gordon tells jokes involving terrestrial Isopods. The interview is with Buddy Huffaker, IV of the Aldo Leopold Foundation about the author of “A Sand County Almanac.”…

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2012-04-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Ruddy Turnstones, Joann explores Durian fruit, and Gordon tells jokes involving terrestrial Isopods. The interview is with Buddy Huffaker, IV of the Aldo Leopold Foundation about the author of “A Sand County Almanac.”…

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2012-04-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon goes on a lark, Gary's excited about Rainbow Darters, and Joann looks at a favorite spring wildflower, Trillium. We interview James Eggers of Bat Conservation International. Happy Year of the Bat!…

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2012-04-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon goes on a lark, Gary's excited about Rainbow Darters, and Joann looks at a favorite spring wildflower, Trillium. We interview James Eggers of Bat Conservation International. Happy Year of the Bat!…

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2012-04-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Smelly birds are Joann’s topic. Gordon loves Serviceberry. Gary explains how to run a mark and recapture experiment to estimate animal populations. In the biogeochemical cycle series, the nitrogen cycle is explained.…

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2012-04-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Smelly birds are Joann’s topic. Gordon loves Serviceberry. Gary explains how to run a mark and recapture experiment to estimate animal populations. In the biogeochemical cycle series, the nitrogen cycle is explained.…

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2012-03-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon tells about the COOLEST fish, Joann hears Northern Flickers, and Gary's out frog hunting. We interview Keanna Leonard of Rowe Sanctuary about her work with kids and frogs.…

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2012-03-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon tells about the COOLEST fish, Joann hears Northern Flickers, and Gary's out frog hunting. We interview Keanna Leonard of Rowe Sanctuary about her work with kids and frogs.…

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2012-03-21 :: The Wilderness Center


The Question Show: Gordon, Joann, Gary and Bug Girl answer an assortment of questions about Snow Fleas, Black Holes, Plant Geography, Frogs and Butterflies. What fun!…

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2012-03-21 :: The Wilderness Center


The Question Show: Gordon, Joann, Gary and Bug Girl answer an assortment of questions about Snow Fleas, Black Holes, Plant Geography, Frogs and Butterflies. What fun!…

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2012-03-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon finally fulfills his promise to tell us about Costa Rica! We interview Max Vindas, Costa Rican naturalist and guide for the ecotour.…

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2012-03-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon finally fulfills his promise to tell us about Costa Rica! We interview Max Vindas, Costa Rican naturalist and guide for the ecotour.…

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2012-03-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann and Gary spotted Spotted Salamanders. Gordon has fond memories of Eastern Red Cedar. Gary is concerned about invasive worms. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education talks about evolution and global warming.…

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2012-03-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann and Gary spotted Spotted Salamanders. Gordon has fond memories of Eastern Red Cedar. Gary is concerned about invasive worms. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education talks about evolution and global warming.…

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2012-03-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the leap year, Gordon talks about quick sand and Gary discusses some new research on the speciation of a species of bacteria. An interview with Dr. David Wagner from the U. of Connecticut and the importance of caterpillars.…

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2012-03-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the leap year, Gordon talks about quick sand and Gary discusses some new research on the speciation of a species of bacteria. An interview with Dr. David Wagner from the U. of Connecticut and the importance of caterpillars.…

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2012-02-22 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary sees flocking behavior in birds, Gordon is thinking about sand. Joann follows up on a possibly-arsenic-using bacterium. This leads to a discussion of the Phosphorus Cycle.…

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2012-02-22 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary sees flocking behavior in birds, Gordon is thinking about sand. Joann follows up on a possibly-arsenic-using bacterium. This leads to a discussion of the Phosphorus Cycle.…

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2012-02-15 :: The Wilderness Center


The oldest living organism may be sea grass according to new research. Joann compares and contrasts Red-bellied and Red-headed Woodpeckers. Gordon saw a King Vulture in Costa Rica. There is a minor mystery about this bird. Bill Lynch tells all about amazing Turkey Vultures.…

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2012-02-15 :: The Wilderness Center


The oldest living organism may be sea grass according to new research. Joann compares and contrasts Red-bellied and Red-headed Woodpeckers. Gordon saw a King Vulture in Costa Rica. There is a minor mystery about this bird. Bill Lynch tells all about amazing Turkey Vultures.…

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2012-02-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann wishes everyone a (belated) Happy Groundhog Day. Gary's in the stream, looking at Redbelly Dace. We interview Cynthia Taylor of Elachee Nature Science Center about their stream restoration project.…

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2012-02-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann wishes everyone a (belated) Happy Groundhog Day. Gary's in the stream, looking at Redbelly Dace. We interview Cynthia Taylor of Elachee Nature Science Center about their stream restoration project.…

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2012-02-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about CO2 in the water column. Gordon looks at a good Saturday when a Spotted Towhee visited TWC, a community nature center. Joann "comes clean" about reading nature books. We interview David Gessner, author of "My Green Manifesto."…

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2012-02-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about CO2 in the water column. Gordon looks at a good Saturday when a Spotted Towhee visited TWC, a community nature center. Joann "comes clean" about reading nature books. We interview David Gessner, author of "My Green Manifesto."…

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2012-01-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary reveals the essence of bioluminescence. Gordon discovers that not much is known about the Wandering Tattler. Joann explores the world of wild strawberries. Herpetologist Robert Thomas from Loyola University is interviewed about the American Bullfrog.…

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2012-01-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary reveals the essence of bioluminescence. Gordon discovers that not much is known about the Wandering Tattler. Joann explores the world of wild strawberries. Herpetologist Robert Thomas from Loyola University is interviewed about the American Bullfrog.…

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2012-01-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary examines Canadian Shield; Joann likes Partridge Berry; Gordon discussed the ecological role of surface stones. Brad Lepper returns for an interview about Serpent and Alligator Mounds.…

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2012-01-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary examines Canadian Shield; Joann likes Partridge Berry; Gordon discussed the ecological role of surface stones. Brad Lepper returns for an interview about Serpent and Alligator Mounds.…

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2012-01-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary surprises us by not talking about wetlands—he does Pika. Gordon's nostalgia about Sensitive Briar leads him to explore fast movement in plants. Joann saw a Marsh Hawk hunt. All this brings us to the Laws of Thermodynamics and energy flow in nature.…

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2012-01-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary surprises us by not talking about wetlands—he does Pika. Gordon's nostalgia about Sensitive Briar leads him to explore fast movement in plants. Joann saw a Marsh Hawk hunt. All this brings us to the Laws of Thermodynamics and energy flow in nature.…

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2012-01-04 :: The Wilderness Center


The Snowy Owl is Gary’s topic while Gordon explains squirrel leaf nests. Joann hand fed wild birds and explains how you can do it too. Stanley Gehrt is interviewed about his work with urban dwelling coyotes.…

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2012-01-04 :: The Wilderness Center


The Snowy Owl is Gary’s topic while Gordon explains squirrel leaf nests. Joann hand fed wild birds and explains how you can do it too. Stanley Gehrt is interviewed about his work with urban dwelling coyotes.…

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2011-12-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon delivered an impromptu lecture on isotopic signatures and radiometric dating. Gary saw a seiche. Joann contemplates the importance of flies. Bug Girl, an entomologist blogger is interviewed about bogus products for dealing with insects.…

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2011-12-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon delivered an impromptu lecture on isotopic signatures and radiometric dating. Gary saw a seiche. Joann contemplates the importance of flies. Bug Girl, an entomologist blogger is interviewed about bogus products for dealing with insects.…

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2011-12-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Kepler-22b is the newly discovered planet with in the Goldilocks zone. Joann explains why everyone is so excited. Gordon talks about the Greater Roadrunner. iTrack Wildlife is a new app for smart phones. The interview is with Jonah Evans the biologist who developed the app.…

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2011-12-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Kepler-22b is the newly discovered planet with in the Goldilocks zone. Joann explains why everyone is so excited. Gordon talks about the Greater Roadrunner. iTrack Wildlife is a new app for smart phones. The interview is with Jonah Evans the biologist who developed the app.…

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2011-12-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Yellow-rumped Warbler is Gordon’s topic. Joann talks about Polaris—the North Star. Shawn Lawrence Otto author of Fool Me Twice is interviewed about his book about the state of science in the public debate in America.…

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2011-12-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Yellow-rumped Warbler is Gordon’s topic. Joann talks about Polaris—the North Star. Shawn Lawrence Otto author of Fool Me Twice is interviewed about his book about the state of science in the public debate in America.…

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2011-11-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary tries to find a Northern Bog Lemming; Gordon and Joann are looking at trees—Sycamore and Tamarack. Our interview is with Bob Glotzhober about Cedar Bog, Ohio's first nature preserve and home to some incredible life.…

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2011-11-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary tries to find a Northern Bog Lemming; Gordon and Joann are looking at trees—Sycamore and Tamarack. Our interview is with Bob Glotzhober about Cedar Bog, Ohio's first nature preserve and home to some incredible life.…

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2011-11-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Dark-eyed juncos, great blue-heron, dandelion, an interview with Peter Gordon…

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2011-11-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Dark-eyed juncos, great blue-heron, dandelion, an interview with Peter Gordon…

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2011-11-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary sees leaf pack driving energy in a stream ecosystem. Joann is “Stalking the Wild Asparagus.” Gordon sees things in a forest that he doesn’t even see? Interview with Jeremy Lloyd of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont about biodiversity in the park.…

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2011-11-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary sees leaf pack driving energy in a stream ecosystem. Joann is “Stalking the Wild Asparagus.” Gordon sees things in a forest that he doesn’t even see? Interview with Jeremy Lloyd of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont about biodiversity in the park.…

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2011-11-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking fairy shrimp, (Yep. In the fall. What can we say?) Joann dissects the Snowtober event, and Gordon saw a mink! We interview Tim Gallagher of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology about their recent discovery of video of the Imperial Woodpecker.…

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2011-11-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking fairy shrimp, (Yep. In the fall. What can we say?) Joann dissects the Snowtober event, and Gordon saw a mink! We interview Tim Gallagher of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology about their recent discovery of video of the Imperial Woodpecker.…

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2011-11-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Giant Amoebas in the ocean abyss. Joann saw the Aurora Borealis. Gordon talks about how trees plant themselves. This leads to a discussion of time and how all different time scales matter to an ecologist.…

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2011-11-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Giant Amoebas in the ocean abyss. Joann saw the Aurora Borealis. Gordon talks about how trees plant themselves. This leads to a discussion of time and how all different time scales matter to an ecologist.…

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2011-10-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann explores her favorite fall constellation, Pegasus. Gary's talk about Red Knots leads us to a discussion of terms we've been using about wildlife populations. We nail down exactly what threatened, endangered, extinct., etc. mean.…

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2011-10-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann explores her favorite fall constellation, Pegasus. Gary's talk about Red Knots leads us to a discussion of terms we've been using about wildlife populations. We nail down exactly what threatened, endangered, extinct., etc. mean.…

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2011-10-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about caching behavior with chipmunks, squirrels, and birds. Gordon encountered a Praying Mantis. Joann describes a geology walk where children got muddy. The interview is with Michael Schmidt about the Hygiene Hypothesis.…

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2011-10-19 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about caching behavior with chipmunks, squirrels, and birds. Gordon encountered a Praying Mantis. Joann describes a geology walk where children got muddy. The interview is with Michael Schmidt about the Hygiene Hypothesis.…

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2011-10-12 :: The Wilderness Center


The difference betweet kangaroos, wallaroos, and wallabees; bird (and other) bathing behavior; Greater Yellowlegs. We interview Eileen Fielding of the Farmington River Watershed Association.…

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2011-10-12 :: The Wilderness Center


The difference betweet kangaroos, wallaroos, and wallabees; bird (and other) bathing behavior; Greater Yellowlegs. We interview Eileen Fielding of the Farmington River Watershed Association.…

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2011-10-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about the Tufted Titmouse. Gordon explores Cottonwood Trees. Joann talks about Monarch and Viceroy Butterflies. Joann’s topic leads to an interview with Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas.…

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2011-10-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about the Tufted Titmouse. Gordon explores Cottonwood Trees. Joann talks about Monarch and Viceroy Butterflies. Joann’s topic leads to an interview with Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas.…

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2011-09-28 :: The Wilderness Center


The Dog Stinkhorn embarrasses Gordon more than Joann. Joann discusses Adlumia fungosa. Gary's thoughts about the Albatross leads to a discussion of bird flight.…

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2011-09-28 :: The Wilderness Center


The Dog Stinkhorn embarrasses Gordon more than Joann. Joann discusses Adlumia fungosa. Gary's thoughts about the Albatross leads to a discussion of bird flight.…

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2011-09-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Evening Primrose is Gordon’s topic. Gary talks about Dippers…the bird and Joann talks about the Big Dipper...the asterism. This leads into an interview with Brian Gray about supernovas.…

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2011-09-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Evening Primrose is Gordon’s topic. Gary talks about Dippers…the bird and Joann talks about the Big Dipper...the asterism. This leads into an interview with Brian Gray about supernovas.…

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2011-09-14 :: The Wilderness Center


What a varied week! We talk about acclimatization and lake turnover in the first half. Gordon's sighting of an Osprey here at TWC inspires an interview with Rob Bierregaard about Ospreys and his satellite tracking work with them.…

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2011-09-14 :: The Wilderness Center


What a varied week! We talk about acclimatization and lake turnover in the first half. Gordon's sighting of an Osprey here at TWC inspires an interview with Rob Bierregaard about Ospreys and his satellite tracking work with them.…

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2011-09-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary begins with the quest for vernal pools in the dry season. Joann explains how La Niña lowers sea level. Gordon found a stinging caterpillar. Endangered Red Wolves are discussed in an interview with Kyle Waggener of Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center.…

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2011-09-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary begins with the quest for vernal pools in the dry season. Joann explains how La Niña lowers sea level. Gordon found a stinging caterpillar. Endangered Red Wolves are discussed in an interview with Kyle Waggener of Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center.…

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2011-08-31 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about a new (to her) Wild Ginger and the surprising number of species of Ginger. Gordon talks about cherry trees: domesticated and wild with some explanation of the role of wild cherry trees in the forest. Gary explains the revised estimates of the number of species on the planet. Listener feedback leads to a discussion of predator control and scientific thinking.…

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2011-08-31 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about a new (to her) Wild Ginger and the surprising number of species of Ginger. Gordon talks about cherry trees: domesticated and wild with some explanation of the role of wild cherry trees in the forest. Gary explains the revised estimates of the number of species on the planet. Listener feedback leads to a discussion of predator control and scientific thinking.…

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2011-08-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about freshwater sponges. Evolution of corn is Gordon’s topic. Joann explores the potential for water on Mars. The interview is part two of wolves with Ed Bangs.…

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2011-08-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about freshwater sponges. Evolution of corn is Gordon’s topic. Joann explores the potential for water on Mars. The interview is part two of wolves with Ed Bangs.…

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2011-08-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Heiligenschein (what?!?), grasshoppers/locusts, and the Beach Mouse are our topics this week. They lead into a chat with Ed Bangs about his work reintroducing the wolf.…

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2011-08-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Heiligenschein (what?!?), grasshoppers/locusts, and the Beach Mouse are our topics this week. They lead into a chat with Ed Bangs about his work reintroducing the wolf.…

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2011-08-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Grass Pickerel, Gordon has a tale of two teasels, Joann tells about the facts and folklore of Queen Anne’s Lace. The interview is about Eastern Mountain Lions with researcher Toni Ruth of the Selway Institute.…

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2011-08-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about Grass Pickerel, Gordon has a tale of two teasels, Joann tells about the facts and folklore of Queen Anne’s Lace. The interview is about Eastern Mountain Lions with researcher Toni Ruth of the Selway Institute.…

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2011-08-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Duckweed is Gary's topic. Joann explains heat waves caused by Hadley cells. Gordon talks about Hooded Warblers. The interview is about nature journaling with Mark Baldwin at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.…

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2011-08-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Duckweed is Gary's topic. Joann explains heat waves caused by Hadley cells. Gordon talks about Hooded Warblers. The interview is about nature journaling with Mark Baldwin at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.…

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2011-07-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary saw a Swamp White Oak, Gordon got a spider bite (Could it be a Brown Recluse?), and Joann got another moth—the Hummingbird Moth. The interview is with Bernd Heinrich about Bumblebee Economics.…

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2011-07-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary saw a Swamp White Oak, Gordon got a spider bite (Could it be a Brown Recluse?), and Joann got another moth—the Hummingbird Moth. The interview is with Bernd Henrich about Bunblebee Economics.…

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2011-07-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary saw a Swamp White Oak, Gordon got a spider bite (Could it be a Brown Recluse?), and Joann got another moth—the Hummingbird Moth. The interview is with Bernd Heinrich about Bumblebee Economics.…

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2011-07-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary saw a Swamp White Oak, Gordon got a spider bite (Could it be a Brown Recluse?), and Joann got another moth—the Hummingbird Moth. The interview is with Bernd Henrich about Bunblebee Economics.…

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2011-07-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann tries to love Poke, Gordon’s thoughts jump from Kingbirds to Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and Gary talks about the geology of the Great Lakes. Interview with Brad Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society about Ice Age Megafauna.…

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2011-07-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann tries to love Poke, Gordon’s thoughts jump from Kingbirds to Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and Gary talks about the geology of the Great Lakes. Interview with Brad Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society about Ice Age Megafauna.…

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2011-07-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Flat worms with symbiotic bacteria excite Gary. The balance of the episode is about ants including an interview with James Trager. Learn about one of the most important groups of insects on the planet.…

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2011-07-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Flat worms with symbiotic bacteria excite Gary. The balance of the episode is about ants including an interview with James Trager. Learn about one of the most important groups of insects on the planet.…

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2011-07-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann's summer of the moth continues, Gordon is enjoying roadside legumes, and Gary's looking at habitat restoration. The interview is with Vern Laux of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation on shorebirds—Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, and Piping Plovers.…

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2011-07-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann's summer of the moth continues, Gordon is enjoying roadside legumes, and Gary's looking at habitat restoration. The interview is with Vern Laux of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation on shorebirds—Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, and Piping Plovers.…

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2011-06-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Stationary weather fronts, Long-tailed Weasel, Common Ravens. Interview with Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven and many other natural history books.…

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2011-06-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Stationary weather fronts, Long-tailed Weasel, Common Ravens. Interview with Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven and many other natural history books.…

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2011-06-22 :: The Wilderness Center


Alvar communities on thin glaciated limestone, Mulberry trees, Black Vultures are the weekly topics followed by an interview with Wayne Clark about Black Widow spiders.…

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2011-06-22 :: The Wilderness Center


Alvar communities on thin glaciated limestone, Mulberry trees, Black Vultures are the weekly topics followed by an interview with Wayne Clark about Black Widow spiders.…

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2011-06-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about impervious surfaces and runoff. Joann finds an embarrassingly common new plant! And Gordon's observations about Mourning Doves lead to a discussion of game/nongame species.…

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2011-06-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary's thinking about impervious surfaces and runoff. Joann finds an embarrassingly common new plant! And Gordon's observations about Mourning Doves lead to a discussion of game/nongame species.…

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2011-06-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary heard a Louisiana Waterthrush, Gordon's playing in puddles (with bacteria!) and Joann had a paparazzi session with a Luna Moth. Let's go out and play! with "Dirt Don't Hurt" blogger, columnist, author, and outdoorsy mom Karrie McAllister.…

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2011-06-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary heard a Louisiana Waterthrush, Gordon's playing in puddles (with bacteria!) and Joann had a paparazzi session with a Luna Moth. Let's go out and play! with "Dirt Don't Hurt" blogger, columnist, author, and outdoorsy mom Karrie McAllister.…

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2011-06-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Hermit Thrush serenades Gary's garlic mustard war; Gordon sees a Bald Eagle but wants to talk about ginseng. Gazillions of Silver Maple seeds in Joann's gutters lead to a discussion of fecundity and r/K strategies.…

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2011-06-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Hermit Thrush serenades Gary's garlic mustard war; Gordon sees a Bald Eagle but wants to talk about ginseng. Gazillions of Silver Maple seeds in Joann's gutters lead to a discussion of fecundity and r/K strategies.…

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2011-05-25 :: The Wilderness Center


May Apple; anadromous fishes moving from the oceans to fresh water to spawn; Piping Plovers.…

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2011-05-25 :: The Wilderness Center


May Apple; anadromous fishes moving from the oceans to fresh water to spawn; Piping Plovers.…

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2011-05-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Baltimore, Orchard, Bullock’s Orioles; American Toads calling and breeding, Tornados and the weather that causes them.…

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2011-05-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Baltimore, Orchard, Bullock’s Orioles; American Toads calling and breeding, Tornados and the weather that causes them.…

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2011-05-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Prothonotary Warbler, Barn Swallows, Garlic Mustard; interview with Cathi Lehn about the West Virginia White Butterfly.…

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2011-05-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Prothonotary Warbler, Barn Swallows, Garlic Mustard; interview with Cathi Lehn about the West Virginia White Butterfly.…

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2011-05-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Dirt (Oops—I mean soil), Redbud trees and bird migration lead us to an interview about the Kirtland's Warbler with Tom Hissong of Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm.…

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2011-05-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Dirt (Oops—I mean soil), Redbud trees and bird migration lead us to an interview about the Kirtland's Warbler with Tom Hissong of Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm.…

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2011-04-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Eastern Wood Peewee, Eastern Milk Snake, Bloodroot. Discussion of plant defenses against herbivores.…

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2011-04-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Eastern Wood Peewee, Eastern Milk Snake, Bloodroot. Discussion of plant defenses against herbivores.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 107

2011-04-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Water Willow, Box Turtles. Spring is bursting out! We interview Theresa Crimmins of the USA National Phenology Network.…

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2011-04-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Water Willow, Box Turtles. Spring is bursting out! We interview Theresa Crimmins of the USA National Phenology Network.…

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2011-04-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Dragonflies on the dinner table, the world won't end in Dec. 2012 (again!), and niche partitioning in streams are the intro topics. We interview Tom Hissong of Aullwood Audubon and Farm about freshwater fishes.…

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2011-04-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Dragonflies on the dinner table, the world won't end in Dec. 2012 (again!), and niche partitioning in streams are the intro topics. We interview Tom Hissong of Aullwood Audubon and Farm about freshwater fishes.…

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2011-04-06 :: The Wilderness Center


What effects would the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation have had on the plants and animals of Japan? We think it through, then learn more about earthquakes and tsunamis with Geologist Sam Root.…

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2011-04-06 :: The Wilderness Center


What effects would the earthquake, tsunami, and radiation have had on the plants and animals of Japan? We think it through, then learn more about earthquakes and tsunamis with Geologist Sam Root.…

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2011-03-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Wind is Joann’s topic while Gordon explains winter burn that can turn the needles on a pine tree brown without killing he tree. The interview answers the burning question: “Will the asteroid Apophis strike the Earth?”…

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2011-03-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Wind is Joann’s topic while Gordon explains winter burn that can turn the needles on a pine tree brown without killing he tree. The interview answers the burning question: “Will the asteroid Apophis strike the Earth?”…

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2011-03-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Bitter Cress wins over Draba; Spring Peepers are in love; European Widgeon and duck migration. Interview with Drew Sulock from the Pacific Whale Foundation about Humpback Whales.…

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2011-03-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Bitter Cress wins over Draba; Spring Peepers are in love; European Widgeon and duck migration. Interview with Drew Sulock from the Pacific Whale Foundation about Humpback Whales.…

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2011-03-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Crows, a 100-year island watch, and a clam shell lead us to an interview with Dr. Thomas Watters of The Ohio State University, about freshwater molluscs.…

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2011-03-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Crows, a 100-year island watch, and a clam shell lead us to an interview with Dr. Thomas Watters of The Ohio State University, about freshwater molluscs.…

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2011-03-09 :: The Wilderness Center


The function and value of flood plains; water world Earth; and American Woodcocks are ready to fall in love! Interview with Keanna Leonard of the National Audubon Society’s Rowe Sanctuary about Prairie Chickens and lek behavior.…

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2011-03-09 :: The Wilderness Center


The function and value of flood plains; water world Earth; and American Woodcocks are ready to fall in love! Interview with Keanna Leonard of the National Audubon Society’s Rowe Sanctuary about Prairie Chickens and lek behavior.…

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2011-03-03 :: The Wilderness Center


It's chipmunks and bird signs of spring in the first half. Then, to celebrate our 100th episode, we remember some of the many highlights of past episodes. It's the clip show!…

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2011-03-03 :: The Wilderness Center


It's chipmunks and bird signs of spring in the first half. Then, to celebrate our 100th episode, we remember some of the many highlights of past episodes. It's the clip show!…

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2011-02-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Tea, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Wren, Greg Miller and the Big Year…

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2011-02-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Tea, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Wren, Greg Miller and the Big Year…

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2011-02-16 :: The Wilderness Center


White Pine is Joann’s topic; Gary discussed the habitat created by trees falling into water; Gordon examines the context of wildlife observations. The larger topic is the changing structure of forests.…

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2011-02-16 :: The Wilderness Center


White Pine is Joann’s topic; Gary discussed the habitat created by trees falling into water; Gordon examines the context of wildlife observations. The larger topic is the changing structure of forests.…

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2011-02-09 :: The Wilderness Center


We actually got a peek at the sun this week! And also talk about the ice storm and your birdfeeding, and new info on oysters. The interview, in honor of Darwin Day, is with Dr. Mark Wilson, Professor of Paleontology.…

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2011-02-09 :: The Wilderness Center


We actually got a peek at the sun this week! And also talk about the ice storm and your birdfeeding, and new info on oysters. The interview, in honor of Darwin Day, is with Dr. Mark Wilson, Professor of Paleontology.…

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2011-02-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about Barred Owls; Gary discusses a newly discovered type of algae; Gordon explains Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Part 2 of Ivory-billed Woodpecker interview with Ron Rohrbaugh from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.…

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2011-02-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about Barred Owls; Gary discusses a newly discovered type of algae; Gordon explains Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Part 2 of Ivory-billed Woodpecker interview with Ron Rohrbaugh from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.…

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2011-01-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Snow Flakes part 2, Darters, Importance of Tree Cavities, Part 1 of interview with Ron Rohrbaugh about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.…

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2011-01-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Snow Flakes part 2, Darters, Importance of Tree Cavities, Part 1 of interview with Ron Rohrbaugh about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.…

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2011-01-19 :: The Wilderness Center


It's snowflakes, silver carp, and grackles this week—what a variety! We discuss the birds you love to hate.…

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2011-01-19 :: The Wilderness Center


It's snowflakes, silver carp, and grackles this week—what a variety! We discuss the birds you love to hate.…

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2011-01-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Canada Goose, Skunks, and Witch Hazel blooming during winter. This leads to a discussion of medicinal plants.…

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2011-01-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Canada Goose, Skunks, and Witch Hazel blooming during winter. This leads to a discussion of medicinal plants.…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 92

2011-01-05 :: The Wilderness Center


We look up this week to talk about Bald Eagles and interesting stuff in the constellation Orion. Interview is with Dave Richards of Hoover-Price Planetarium about meteors.…

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2011-01-05 :: The Wilderness Center


We look up this week to talk about Bald Eagles and interesting stuff in the constellation Orion. Interview is with Dave Richards of Hoover-Price Planetarium about meteors.…

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2010-12-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Brown Creepers and Nuthatches, Cooper’s Hawks and microclimates are Gary, Gordon and Joann’s topics. The interview is with Robert Thomas of Loyola University about the connections between nature, economies and culture.…

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2010-12-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Brown Creepers and Nuthatches, Cooper’s Hawks and microclimates are Gary, Gordon and Joann’s topics. The interview is with Robert Thomas of Loyola University about the connections between nature, economies and culture.…

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2010-12-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Skunk Cabbage, predicting future forests, and adaptations to cold. We dust off our physics to talk about cold.…

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2010-12-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Skunk Cabbage, predicting future forests, and adaptations to cold. We dust off our physics to talk about cold.…

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2010-12-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon talks about Pileated Woodpeckers; Gary explains Biological Guilds; Joann anticipates a Lunar Eclipse. A new discovery about bacteria able to use arsenic in place of phosphorus is discussed.…

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2010-12-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon talks about Pileated Woodpeckers; Gary explains Biological Guilds; Joann anticipates a Lunar Eclipse. A new discovery about bacteria able to use arsenic in place of phosphorus is discussed.…

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2010-12-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon talks about Broomsedge Bluestem grass and Gary answers a listener about phylum in the classification of animal life. This topic leads to a discussion of the Cambrian explosion of life.…

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2010-12-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Gordon talks about Broomsedge Bluestem grass and Gary answers a listener about phylum in the classification of animal life. This topic leads to a discussion of the Cambrian explosion of life.…

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2010-11-24 :: The Wilderness Center


In this Thanksgiving episode Gary talks turkey, Joann examines yeast and Gordon considers reports of black bears. The interview is with the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s black bear biologist Suzie Prange.…

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2010-11-24 :: The Wilderness Center


In this Thanksgiving episode Gary talks turkey, Joann examines yeast and Gordon considers reports of black bears. The interview is with the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s black bear biologist Suzie Prange.…

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2010-11-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Indian Summer and a triumvirate of hot spots. Interview with Sam Root, Professor Emeritus from the College of Wooster, about plate tectonics. He lived through that scientific revolution!…

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2010-11-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Indian Summer and a triumvirate of hot spots. Interview with Sam Root, Professor Emeritus from the College of Wooster, about plate tectonics. He lived through that scientific revolution!…

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2010-11-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about collecting native seeds. Gordon discusses ladybug beetles. Joann explains Andromeda the constellation and the galaxy. Interview with David Richards of Hoover Price Planetarium about starter telescopes.…

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2010-11-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary talks about collecting native seeds. Gordon discusses ladybug beetles. Joann explains Andromeda the constellation and the galaxy. Interview with David Richards of Hoover Price Planetarium about starter telescopes.…

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2010-11-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann and Gary discuss chickweed, leaf decomposition respectively. Gordon returns to talk about viruses. Viruses beg the question: What is life?…

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2010-11-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann and Gary discuss chickweed, leaf decomposition respectively. Gordon returns to talk about viruses. Viruses beg the question: What is life?…

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2010-10-27 :: The Wilderness Center


It's Joann and Gary again this week for lake-effect snow and the constellation Libra. What's the buzz in Libra? Join astronomer Kent Rothermel for a look at Gliese 581g.…

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2010-10-27 :: The Wilderness Center


It's Joann and Gary again this week for lake-effect snow and the constellation Libra. What's the buzz in Libra? Join astronomer Kent Rothermel for a look at Gliese 581g.…

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2010-10-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Moles help us celebrate Mole Day! Estuaries and an interview with Heather Stapleton of the Environmental Learning Center on Indian River Lagoon in Florida.…

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2010-10-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Moles help us celebrate Mole Day! Estuaries and an interview with Heather Stapleton of the Environmental Learning Center on Indian River Lagoon in Florida.…

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2010-10-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Atmospheric pressure and dams. It's a short episode this week—Gary and Joann miss Gordon!…

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2010-10-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Atmospheric pressure and dams. It's a short episode this week—Gary and Joann miss Gordon!…

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2010-10-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary explains indicators species and success restoring a wetland. Joann explores the color yellow and Gordon explains fall color. These topics lead to a discussion co-evolution in biology.…

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2010-10-06 :: The Wilderness Center


Gary explains indicators species and success restoring a wetland. Joann explores the color yellow and Gordon explains fall color. These topics lead to a discussion co-evolution in biology.…

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2010-09-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Success in creating a small wetland, New England Aster, Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Interview with Sarah Goslee Reed about her folk music influenced by nature.…

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2010-09-29 :: The Wilderness Center


Success in creating a small wetland, New England Aster, Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Interview with Sarah Goslee Reed about her folk music influenced by nature.…

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2010-09-22 :: The Wilderness Center


The equinox and equilux, deermice, and bats in your house. We interview Dr. Lynn Robbins of Missouri State University about bats and his work with them.…

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2010-09-22 :: The Wilderness Center


The equinox and equilux, deermice, and bats in your house. We interview Dr. Lynn Robbins of Missouri State University about bats and his work with them.…

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2010-09-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about enjoying Snowy Tree Crickets, Gordon talks about Prostrate Spurge a plant of sidewalks, Gary encountered Jumping Spiders. The interview is with Aimee Thomas of the University of Southern Mississippi about Fishing Spiders and spiders.…

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2010-09-15 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about enjoying Snowy Tree Crickets, Gordon talks about Prostrate Spurge a plant of sidewalks, Gary encountered Jumping Spiders. The interview is with Aimee Thomas of the University of Southern Mississippi about Fishing Spiders and spiders.…

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2010-09-08 :: The Wilderness Center


GIS, dew, and butterflies lead to a discussion of anecdotal evidence.…

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2010-09-08 :: The Wilderness Center


GIS, dew, and butterflies lead to a discussion of anecdotal evidence.…

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2010-09-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Scorpius and Antares, Ragweed, and American Goldfinch. An interview with Jim Berry of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute about Roger Tory Peterson and the origins of the Peterson field guides series.…

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2010-09-01 :: The Wilderness Center


Scorpius and Antares, Ragweed, and American Goldfinch. An interview with Jim Berry of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute about Roger Tory Peterson and the origins of the Peterson field guides series.…

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2010-08-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Lightning and “heat lighting,” crickets and the Northern Cardinal. Interview with Angelika Nelson from the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics.…

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2010-08-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Lightning and “heat lighting,” crickets and the Northern Cardinal. Interview with Angelika Nelson from the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics.…

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2010-08-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Weather proverbs, Algal blooms, Sharp-shinned Hawks. Robert Michael Pyle interview part 2 — Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year.…

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2010-08-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Weather proverbs, Algal blooms, Sharp-shinned Hawks. Robert Michael Pyle interview part 2 — Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year.…

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2010-08-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Land Snails, Vegetation Zones, Spicebush. Interview with nature writer and Lepidopterist (Butterflies and Moths) Robert Michael Pyle.…

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2010-08-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Land Snails, Vegetation Zones, Spicebush. Interview with nature writer and Lepidopterist (Butterflies and Moths) Robert Michael Pyle.…

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2010-08-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the planets; Gary waxes poetic about Button Bush; Gordon goes nuts over Black Walnut. Trees are the big topic this week.…

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2010-08-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Joann talks about the planets; Gary waxes poetic about Button Bush; Gordon goes nuts over Black Walnut. Trees are the big topic this week.…

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2010-07-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Red-eyed Vireo, Bald-faced Hornets, Soapwort/Bouncing Bet. Interview about traditional skills with Kyle Bagnall of Chippewa Nature Center.…

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2010-07-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Red-eyed Vireo, Bald-faced Hornets, Soapwort/Bouncing Bet. Interview about traditional skills with Kyle Bagnall of Chippewa Nature Center.…

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2010-07-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Ant lions, Cardinal flower, and Daddy Longlegs lead to a fun chat about popular myths. We get to bust some of the nature myths we love to hate!…

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2010-07-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Ant lions, Cardinal flower, and Daddy Longlegs lead to a fun chat about popular myths. We get to bust some of the nature myths we love to hate!…

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2010-07-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Dog Days, Cecropia Moth, Grass, and Grasslands, Warm season grasses compared to Cool season grasses.…

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2010-07-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Dog Days, Cecropia Moth, Grass, and Grasslands, Warm season grasses compared to Cool season grasses.…

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2010-07-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Eastern Hemlock, Chicory, Rough Green Snake. Interview with Naturalist Carrie Elvey about aquatic turtles and a citizen science and educational program.…

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2010-07-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Eastern Hemlock, Chicory, Rough Green Snake. Interview with Naturalist Carrie Elvey about aquatic turtles and a citizen science and educational program.…

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2010-06-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Northern and Louisiana Waterthrushes, why the night sky is dark, and milkweed.…

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2010-06-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Northern and Louisiana Waterthrushes, why the night sky is dark, and milkweed.…

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2010-06-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Bats, stream structure, and Yarrow. How do we know this stuff? How do we keep current in all the fields? Our good sources and an invitation to you to share yours.…

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2010-06-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Bats, stream structure, and Yarrow. How do we know this stuff? How do we keep current in all the fields? Our good sources and an invitation to you to share yours.…

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2010-06-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Damsel Flies, Earwigs and the June solstice. Interview with David Quammen, author of Song of the Dodo, Monster of God and many other natural history books and articles.…

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2010-06-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Damsel Flies, Earwigs and the June solstice. Interview with David Quammen, author of Song of the Dodo, Monster of God and many other natural history books and articles.…

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2010-06-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Lighting Bugs, June Beetles, Poison Ivy lead to a discussion of things we love to hate.…

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2010-06-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Lighting Bugs, June Beetles, Poison Ivy lead to a discussion of things we love to hate.…

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2010-06-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gray Tree Frogs, Common Nighthawks, and cottonwood trees. Discussion of air-borne seeds, spiders, and other aeroplankton.…

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2010-06-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Gray Tree Frogs, Common Nighthawks, and cottonwood trees. Discussion of air-borne seeds, spiders, and other aeroplankton.…

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2010-05-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Seasonal topics include parasitic Squaw Root, the color blue in nature, different kinds of wetlands. The interview is with Rob Bixler from Clemson University about the relationship people have with nature.…

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2010-05-26 :: The Wilderness Center


Seasonal topics include parasitic Squaw Root, the color blue in nature, different kinds of wetlands. The interview is with Rob Bixler from Clemson University about the relationship people have with nature.…

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2010-05-21 :: The Wilderness Center


The song of the Veery; lunar perigee, apogee, and appearance; relative value of different habitat types in different areas are the week’s topics. Forester Adam Beichler joins a discussion about deciding the proper stewardship for a tract of land.…

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2010-05-21 :: The Wilderness Center


The song of the Veery; lunar perigee, apogee, and appearance; relative value of different habitat types in different areas are the week’s topics. Forester Adam Beichler joins a discussion about deciding the proper stewardship for a tract of land.…

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2010-05-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Yellow Warblers, Morel mushrooms, ferns: The discussion of species in three different kingdoms of life inspired an interview with Richard Allen from the Smithsonian Institution’s Encyclopedia of Life.…

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2010-05-12 :: The Wilderness Center


Yellow Warblers, Morel mushrooms, ferns: The discussion of species in three different kingdoms of life inspired an interview with Richard Allen from the Smithsonian Institution’s Encyclopedia of Life.…

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2010-05-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, apple trees, and Eastern Chipmunks. Discussion of Foxfield Preserve and environmentally-friendly green burials.…

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2010-05-05 :: The Wilderness Center


Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, apple trees, and Eastern Chipmunks. Discussion of Foxfield Preserve and environmentally-friendly green burials.…

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2010-04-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Episode includes a brief review of a prescribed burn, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Flowering Dogwood and return of Wood Thrushes. The Wood Thrush leads to a discussion of forest fragmentation.…

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2010-04-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Episode includes a brief review of a prescribed burn, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Flowering Dogwood and return of Wood Thrushes. The Wood Thrush leads to a discussion of forest fragmentation.…

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2010-04-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Mourning Cloak butterflies, native bees, and oak flowers. Dr. Lyn Loveless talks about the connections between genetics and conservation biology.…

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2010-04-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Mourning Cloak butterflies, native bees, and oak flowers. Dr. Lyn Loveless talks about the connections between genetics and conservation biology.…

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2010-04-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Constellation Leo, the Prescribed Burn that did not happen, Queen Ants and an interview with Chia-Hua Lin about the pollenation ecology of Squirrel Corn in the genus Dicentra.…

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2010-04-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Constellation Leo, the Prescribed Burn that did not happen, Queen Ants and an interview with Chia-Hua Lin about the pollenation ecology of Squirrel Corn in the genus Dicentra.…

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2010-04-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Lepidodendron, Killdeer, Garlic Mustard, Interview with Tim Sandsmark…

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2010-04-07 :: The Wilderness Center


Lepidodendron, Killdeer, Garlic Mustard, Interview with Tim Sandsmark…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 53

2010-03-31 :: The Wilderness Center


American Robins, Reading the Woods, Revolutionary new research by Alfred E. Newman, Interview with Ken Finch of Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood.…

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2010-03-31 :: The Wilderness Center


American Robins, Reading the Woods, Revolutionary new research by Alfred E. Newman, Interview with Ken Finch of Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood.…

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2010-03-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Vernal Equinox, Western Chorus Frog, Heron Rookery, Colonial Nesting…

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2010-03-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Vernal Equinox, Western Chorus Frog, Heron Rookery, Colonial Nesting…

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2010-03-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Red-tailed Hawks, maple syruping, and the sound of the spring thaw lead to a discussion of water, its unique qualities, and its importance to life. Water!…

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2010-03-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Red-tailed Hawks, maple syruping, and the sound of the spring thaw lead to a discussion of water, its unique qualities, and its importance to life. Water!…

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2010-03-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Northern Flicker, Winter Stone Flies, Using road kill to estimate wildlife populations, Interview with Toni Ruth about Cougars in Yellowstone National Park…

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2010-03-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Northern Flicker, Winter Stone Flies, Using road kill to estimate wildlife populations, Interview with Toni Ruth about Cougars in Yellowstone National Park…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 49

2010-03-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Song Sparrows, the shape of night, White-tailed Deer. Interview with Zara McDonald of Felidae, on the Bay Area Puma Project.…

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2010-03-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Song Sparrows, the shape of night, White-tailed Deer. Interview with Zara McDonald of Felidae, on the Bay Area Puma Project.…

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2010-02-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Mars, Ocean Currents, The Galapagos Islands…

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2010-02-24 :: The Wilderness Center


Mars, Ocean Currents, The Galapagos Islands…

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast 47

2010-02-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Inuit words for snow, American Tree Sparrows or Canadian Ground Sparrows? and Charles Darwin and the quest of the unifying principle of the life sciences.…

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2010-02-17 :: The Wilderness Center


Inuit words for snow, American Tree Sparrows or Canadian Ground Sparrows? and Charles Darwin and the quest of the unifying principle of the life sciences.…

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2010-02-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Echolocation genetics in bats and dolphins, genetically-engineered trees, bird song. Discussion of courtship and reproductive strategies.…

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2010-02-10 :: The Wilderness Center


Echolocation genetics in bats and dolphins, genetically-engineered trees, bird song. Discussion of courtship and reproductive strategies.…

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2010-02-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Winter rosettes, polar high pressure oscillations, and White-breasted Nuthatches. We finally get to the long-promised discussion of niches!…

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2010-02-03 :: The Wilderness Center


Winter rosettes, polar high pressure oscillations, and White-breasted Nuthatches. We finally get to the long-promised discussion of niches!…

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2010-01-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Flock of Bluebirds, Host of Sparrows, Dray of Squirrels—collective nouns in James Lipton’s book, An Exultation of Larks or The Venereal Game. Special guests: The Canal Fulton Players reading from Sir Arthur Conon Doyle’s historical novel Sir Nigel.…

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2010-01-27 :: The Wilderness Center


Flock of Bluebirds, Host of Sparrows, Dray of Squirrels—collective nouns in James Lipton’s book, An Exultation of Larks or The Venereal Game. Special guests: The Canal Fulton Players reading from Sir Arthur Conon Doyle’s historical novel Sir Nigel.…

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2010-01-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Catkins, Short-Tailed Shrew, and Beaver and How Keystone Species Modify Their Environment…

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2010-01-20 :: The Wilderness Center


Catkins, Short-Tailed Shrew, and Beaver and How Keystone Species Modify Their Environment…

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2010-01-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Hawks! Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, Red-tail, Rough-legged and others, with an interview with Dr. Keith Bildstein, Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain.…

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2010-01-13 :: The Wilderness Center


Hawks! Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, Red-tail, Rough-legged and others, with an interview with Dr. Keith Bildstein, Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain.…

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2010-01-06 :: The Wilderness Center


The astronomical basis for the calendar, “The Vole Truth,” water boatmen and stories in the snow.…

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2010-01-06 :: The Wilderness Center


The astronomical basis for the calendar, “The Vole Truth,” water boatmen and stories in the snow.…

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2009-12-30 :: The Wilderness Center


What Causes the Wind, Black-Capped Chickadee, Nibiru and 2012 myths, and the Scientific Method…

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2009-12-30 :: The Wilderness Center


What Causes the Wind, Black-Capped Chickadee, Nibiru and 2012 myths, and the Scientific Method…

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2009-12-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Mistletoe, the blue moon, domestic/feral/wild definitions. Interview with Wayne Clark about feral hogs in Texas.…

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2009-12-23 :: The Wilderness Center


Mistletoe, the blue moon, domestic/feral/wild definitions. Interview with Wayne Clark about feral hogs in Texas.…

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2009-12-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Winter weeds, nighttime visitors at your birdfeeder, a study of human influence on sparrow evolution. Discussion of bird feeding.…

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2009-12-16 :: The Wilderness Center


Winter weeds, nighttime visitors at your birdfeeder, a study of human influence on sparrow evolution. Discussion of bird feeding.…

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2009-12-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Invasive earthworms in glaciated soil, native bees and wildflowers, Jayhawks (American Kestrels). Interview with Iain MacLeod of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Larry Richardson formerly of Lake Erie Nature and Science Center about "pishing" for birds.…

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2009-12-09 :: The Wilderness Center


Invasive earthworms in glaciated soil, native bees and wildflowers, Jayhawks (American Kestrels). Interview with Iain MacLeod of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Larry Richardson formerly of Lake Erie Nature and Science Center about "pishing" for birds.…

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2009-12-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Lichen, American Holly, frost flowers. Interview with Ken Voorhis of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.…

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2009-12-02 :: The Wilderness Center


Lichen, American Holly, frost flowers. Interview with Ken Voorhis of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.…

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2009-11-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Sundogs, Northern Harrier - Short-eared Owl convergent evolution, wetland restoration and interview with Bob Thomas of Loyola University about Louisiana wetlands.…

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2009-11-25 :: The Wilderness Center


Sundogs, Northern Harrier - Short-eared Owl convergent evolution, wetland restoration and interview with Bob Thomas of Loyola University about Louisiana wetlands.…

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2009-11-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Rainbows, Opossums, Short Distance Migration, Interview with Jim Berry of the Roger Troy Peterson Institute about Geolocator technology.…

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2009-11-18 :: The Wilderness Center


Rainbows, Opossums, Short Distance Migration, Interview with Jim Berry of the Roger Troy Peterson Institute about Geolocator technology.…

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2009-11-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Caddisfly larvae, leaf litter, Sandhill Cranes. Interview with Keanna Leonard of Rowe Audubon Sanctuary.…

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2009-11-11 :: The Wilderness Center


Caddisfly larvae, leaf litter, Sandhill Cranes. Interview with Keanna Leonard of Rowe Audubon Sanctuary.…

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2009-11-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Vernal pools, the Pleiades, European Starlings. Non-native urban birds.…

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2009-11-04 :: The Wilderness Center


Vernal pools, the Pleiades, European Starlings. Non-native urban birds.…

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2009-10-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Owls, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Young Black Rat Snakes, and Wildlife Folklore and the Supernatural.…

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2009-10-28 :: The Wilderness Center


Owls, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Young Black Rat Snakes, and Wildlife Folklore and the Supernatural.…

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2009-10-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Sumac and Sumac Tea, White-throated Sparrows, Crawdads, Watersheds…

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2009-10-21 :: The Wilderness Center


Sumac and Sumac Tea, White-throated Sparrows, Crawdads, Watersheds…

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2009-10-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Bobcats, Skunks, Groundhogs. Strategies for survival in stressful time: hybernation, torpor, aestivation, brunation.…

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2009-10-14 :: The Wilderness Center


Bobcats, Skunks, Groundhogs. Strategies for survival in stressful time: hybernation, torpor, aestivation, brunation.…

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2009-10-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Wooly Bears, Red Squirrels, Pokeweed, seed banks, and soil seed banks…

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2009-10-08 :: The Wilderness Center


Wooly Bears, Red Squirrels, Pokeweed, seed banks, and soil seed banks…

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2009-09-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Chimney Swifts, bird flight, burs. Interview with Dr. Susan Clayton, coauthor of "Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature"…

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2009-09-30 :: The Wilderness Center


Chimney Swifts, bird flight, burs. Interview with Dr. Susan Clayton, coauthor of "Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature"…