Creature Comforts | Invasive Carp
Invasive carp can be a serious problem for boaters and anglers who use Mississippi waters. Fisheries biologist, Dennis Riecke from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks joins the show to talk about carp and the programs in place to control these fish. Also special events coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Nicole Smith drops in to talk about Family Fun Science Day and the new addition at the Lefleur's Bluff Museum District.
Creature Comforts | Birding with Joe Magee
If you are thinking about making a nest box for some of our avian friends, now is the time to start planning before it is nesting season. Our friend Joe Magee is here to share tips about making your nest box and what birds to look for this December in Mississippi. Also, Dr. Majure answers your pet questions, and Libby shares about a recent eagle encounter she had in travels out west. Show Links:Birdhouse Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting Nesting Birds by Donald & Lillian StokesAllAboutBirds.org
Creature Comforts | Snake Talk w/ Terry Vandeventer
A true friend of the show, Terry Vandeventer, is back to talk about the numerous snakes found around the state. Although some snakes may be hibernating for winter, there are plenty to be found around the state this December. Always ready to help dispel rumors and old wives' tales about these animals Terry answers another round of questions about snakes of Mississippi. Also, Dr. Majure talks about finding the right weight for your pet and helps a listener find a new litter box for her cat.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - December 2021
The holiday season is a joyous occasion but can come with some real hazards for our pets. On this all-pet day of Creature Comforts, Dr. Majure talks about some of these potential dangers and how to avoid them.
Creature Comforts | Prothonotary Warblers
For many years the Jackson Audubon Society has made the prothonotary warbler the focus of their nesting box program. These small songbirds breed in the Southeast and can be found near forested wetlands or water. Bird enthusiast and Jackson Audubon member, Charlie Pfeiferjoins the show to talk about these birds and what makes them special. Also, Libby shares another tale in her yellowjacket chronicles and Dr. Majure helps listeners with very busy pets.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - November 2021
The first Thursday of every month is always an all-pet edition of Creature Comforts. While Dr. Majure did answer another round of pet questions, including one from host Kevin Farrel about his cat's recent whisker loss, today was all about your creature stories. From rodents to elephants, birds and spiders, there was plenty to share on this episode of Creature Comforts. Enjoy!
Creature Comforts | In The Dark
The cooling temps are settling in and you might notice a few changes in the behavior of your backyard critters. Libby gives an account of some of the changes she has noticed and shares more about some of the things she is seeing outside her window. Dr. Majure shares advice for a pair of rambunctious dogs, then a friend of the show Nicole Smith from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science talks about the upcoming event Park After Dark.
Creature Comforts | Bad Nature
As much as we enjoy our Mississippi outdoors it can sometimes not be as pleasant as we like.Have Bumble Bees ever ruined your afternoon or have fire ants somehow found their way inside your shoe? Today on the show our good friend Joe Magee will walk us through some of the more unpleasant sides of nature. Also, Dr. Majure will answer some of your pet emails and talk about keeping our furry friends healthy.This is a special drive time episode and if you want to support this not-for-profit radio station, please visit our website: MPBOnline.org. Thanks!
Creature Comforts | Mississippi Coyote
In this edition of Creature Comforts welcome carnivore ecologist and assistant professor at Mississippi State University Dr. Dana Morin.She studies the effects coyotes have on the population of deer in the Southeast.Sometimes seen as an invasive species she will discuss the role of the coyote in Mississippi wildlife and how you should interact with these animals especially when they are in residential areas.Also, Dr. Majue talks about pet teeth health, and Libby shares about the Mississippi hug she gets every time she returns from a trip out of the state.