Creature Comforts | Secretive Marsh Birds
Secretive marsh birds like the seaside sparrow and clapper rails are hard to study because of their elusive nature. They are heard more than seen and inhabit really dense marsh land areas which hide them from the eye. On this edition of Creature Comforts Jared Feura from the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center joins the show to talk about the different techniques he uses to research these birds and the role they play in our ecosystem.
Creature Comforts | Science Fest 2020
Science Fest is one of the premiere events for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and involves all the museums of the LeFleur Museum District. This year the event will be all virtual and friend of the show, Nicole Smith, special events coordinator for the museum joins the show to share all the details. Also since late June the museum has reopened it doors to visitors and Nicole lets us know about new guidelines for visitors and new exhibits. Dr. Majure is also on hand and answers a few more cat centered pet questions, while Libby calls in an gives an update on her travels in the western part of the country.
Creature Comforts | Monarch Migration
Friend of the show, entomologist Audrey Harrison joins Creature Comforts to talk about the miracle of migration for the monarch butterfly. Milkweed is always in the conversation when talking of plants that help the monarch on their journey, but what about parsley? Throughout the show Audrey explains what people can do to help and enjoy butterfly migration. Also Dr. Majure gets an update about a pooch that is a very picky eater. News story discussed during episode: Look Up! Purple Martins Delight Downtown Nashville
Creature Comforts | Mississippi Bats
The bat may not one of the feature animals when thinking about Mississippi wildlife, such as the deer or catfish.But Mississippi is home to 15 types of bats that play a significant role in Mississippi’s ecosystem.Today we welcome Dr. Nicole Hodges , to talk about the role of the bat and how to even attract them t your home with bat boxes..Also, Libby and Dr. Majure talk about one of the giant beetles that are making an appearance this time of year.Links discussed in this episode:.Natural Heritage ProgramBuild a Bat HouseNorth America’s largest scarab beetle
Creature Comforts | Pearl River Clean Sweep
On this episode of Creature Comforts we welcome Claire Graves from Pearl Riverkeeper.They are a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the Pearl River watershed clean and healthy through advocacy and education.And on occasion they even get into the water do the dirty work.We hear from Claire about the work of they are doing and the upcoming Clean Sweep event happening on September 19th.Also Dr. Majure answers your pet questions, while Libby talks about the different types of animals she is seeing outside her Oregon window.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - Older Pets
Caring for older pets can come with a particular set of struggles but can also be a joyous time for the owner and pet bond. On this all pet edition of Creature Comforts, Dr. Majure shares advice about caring for senior pets and his own account of what happens when younger animals with older ones occupy the same space. Also how do you know if your pet has allergies? These and other pet related topics are discussed on this episode of Creature Comforts.
Creature Comforts | Delta Wind Birds
Jason Hoeksema is a biology professor at the University of Mississippi and President of the Delta Wind Birds organization.As a long-serving advocate for shore birds, Jason is always looking to help create and preserve areas so they can thrive during their long migrations. On this episode of Creature Comforts we talk about the various shorebirds that visit Mississippi, where they can be found, and how citizens can help with their yearly journey. Also Dr. Majure answers pet questions about a cooked dog food and giving a cat an enema.