Creature Comforts | Healthy Gulf - Matt Rota
On this episode of Creature Comforts, we welcome Matt Rota from Healthy Gulf to talk about the work they are doing to keep the gulf fit for many of the animals that call it home.He also talks about the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative and ways you can get involved. And as always Dr. Majure answers your pet questions and Libby lets you know about what is happening with the wildlife in her area. Fireflies and all.
Creature Comforts | Firefly Nights
The weather is warmer and now those charming bio-luminescent creatures are lighting up the night’s sky.No matter if you call them lightning bugs or fireflies’ people are reporting seeing them around the state.Today we talked with a friend of the show Claire Graves about when and where is the best place to see them. Also, we talk with James Cummins from Wildlife Mississippi about the Mississippi Conservation Stewardship Bill.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - May 2022
The first Thursday of every month is dedicated to your pet questions answered by Dr. Troy Majure and Libby Hartfield helping with your recent brushes with nature. During this episode they talk about watching out for traveling turtles, taking care of older pets, and what bird calls you should be listening for.
Creature Comforts | Robin Whitfield - Painting Nature
In this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome master naturalist Robin Whitfield back to the show.As an ecologist, naturalist, and artist, Robin brings people of all ages to better appreciate the natural world with workshops and beautiful art pieces.We catch up with her about her work, admiration for Walter Anderson, and stewardship at the Lee Tart Nature Preserve.Show Links:Robin Whitfield - Mississippi Arts Commission ProfileWalter Anderson: Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander
Creature Comforts | Black Bear
The black bear and Mississippi have a storied history together, dating back to the days of President Theodore Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear.Dr. Dana Morin, Mississippi State University professor of Wildlife Biology, and Richard Rummel, Black Bear coordinator for Mississippi depart. of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.They talk about the current bear population, where they are found, and what to do if you come face to face with one of these mighty creatures. Also, Libby talks about a recent possum sighting at her home and Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.
Creature Comforts | Migratory Birds
Dr. Frank Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Mississippi, has studied the biology of migratory songbirds across North America, but most intensely along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years. Today we will talk about these migratory birds that visit Mississippi along with their flights and some of the hazards they tend to face. Also, we hear from David Mizejewski as the National Wildlife Federation works with Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom to celebrate National Wildlife Week (April 4-8).
Creature Comforts | Wind Birds w/ Jason Hoeksema
The Delta Wind Bird mission states: “Our mission is to encourage creation of high-quality stopover wetland habitat for birds on private working lands, to preserve the best natural wetland habitats, and to foster awareness of the value of wetlands for birds and people.” As president of Delta Wind Bird, Jason Hoeksema brings this mission to life every day and joins Creature Comforts to talk about some of their current work. While also answering questions about other birds spotted around the state, Jason talks with Kevin on the importance of conserving lands for these birds.
Creature Comforts | Weasels, Minks, and Beetles
In this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome back one of the good friends of the show, Dr. Cathy Shropshire.When she is not portraying the heroine Fannye Cooke on stage, Dr. Shropshire is staying in tune with Mississippi’s great outdoors.Today she talks about some of the smaller mammals around the state like weasels and minks.Also, Dr. Majure and Libby answer another round of pet and creature questions ranging from itchy pets to covert beetles.
Creature Comforts | Katelin Cross's Mammals
Katelin Cross is the resident mammologist at the MS Museum of Natural Science.Often her work takes her into the field and recently she has taken a particular interest in the skunks of Mississippi.Also, we talk with her about several bats sightings around the state. And as always, Dr. Majure is here for your pet questions, and Libby shares her observations on her most recent trip to the Pacific Northwest.