Creature Comforts | "To Go Fishing is a Joy..."44:38On Creature Comforts, Kevin Farrell is joined by Dr. Troy Majure, veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center in Jackson and Libby Hartfield retired director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.With the weather getting cooler and finally raining in the area, Mississippi’s waterways, lakes, ponds, and rivers are finally filling back up. That means it’s the perfect time to get out your equipment and gear to go fishing. For today’s show we welcome back Dennis Riecke, Coordinator with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks who says, “To go fishing is a Joy, Catching fish is a bonus.” Every angler has their favorite fishing story, and today we want to hear yours.Email the show: email@example.com.
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Creature Comforts | Aquatic Conservation44:46Mississippi’s rivers, ponds, and lakes are the home to many varieties of species. Fish, snakes, crawfish, and many others make up Mississippi’s aquatic wildlife, including one very special, rediscovered creature. Today on the show, Aquatic Conservation Biologist Calvin Rezac joins us to discuss this animal and what else is going on in the waters of Mississippi.Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creature Comforts | The Bats of Mississippi44:34On Creature Comforts, Kevin Farrell is joined by Dr. Troy Majure, veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center in Jackson and Libby Hartfield retired director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.With Halloween approaching us in the coming days, our featured creature for today can be seen in decorations in everyone’s homes and yards across the state. That creature, of course, being a bat. Today we welcome back Katelin Cross, a conservation biologist from the Museum of Natural Science to talk about the role of the bat in our ecosystem, answer any questions you might have about these winged mammals, and share even more details about these not-so-frightful creatures.Email the show: email@example.com.
Creature Comforts | Salamander Migration with Tom Mann44:49Conservation biologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Tom Mann is joining us today. We’ve had Tom on previously to discuss the migration of salamanders that struggle to survive crossing the Natchez Trace, and it’s these salamanders’ time of year again. We welcome him on to discuss what he does to help these amphibians.Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creature Comforts | Marine Resources with Director Joe Spraggins44:16Today, on the show we welcome Joe Spraggins, Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Director Spraggins and M-D-M-R have made it their mission to protect, enhance, and conserve Mississippi’s marine interests. So we want to talk with him about all aquatic wildlife in our great state, from the Gulf Coast to simple wetlands.We also have Dr. Majure here for your pet questions.Email the show: email@example.com.
Creature Comforts | Bird Migration with Joe Mcgee44:50Today, we return to a topic that we never seem to exhaust bird migration. With the Autumn Equinox (first day of fall) just around the corner, the fall migration of small land birds (and other types of birds as well) continues now in earnest. We welcome back biologist Joe Mcgee to let us know which birds can now be seen around the state. We also have Dr. Majure here for your pet questions.Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creature Comforts | Emails and Calls about Tails and Paws44:13Today is an all pet day here on Creature Comforts. So the doors to the pet hospital are wide open. We welcome all your pet questions from the big to the small.As always, Dr. Troy Majure, DVM, with the Animal Medical Center and Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, is here if you have any concerns about your furry friends or general wildlife experiences. Email the show: email@example.com.