Creature Comforts | Rod and Reel
Jerry Brown, Assistant Director of Fisheries at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, is back on Creature Comforts to talk about one of the state's favorite outdoor activities. Between pet questions for Dr. Majure and Libby Hartfield talking about her latest bird sighting, Jerry gives information about new lake openings and how to stay legal while on the water. Bass, bream, crappie, and catfish can be found in most Mississippi waterways and Jerry gave great advice for catching your next prize fish.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - June 2021
Pet day rolls around at the top of every month on Creature Comforts and no two shows come out the same. On this show, Dr. Troy Majure helps with wide-ranging pet questions about cats that do not like the litter box and the importance of a summer cut for your dog. While Libby Hartfield talks about the fledgling birds in her yard and the possibilities of seeing an albino squirrel in Mississippi. Also, they comment on the viral video of the altercation between a bear and a 17-year-old girl.
Creature Comforts | Frog Talk
With the seasons changing from spring to summer our friend Joe McGee joins the show to talk about what he is seeing and hearing in nature With many frogs sounding off we pick out some differences between frog calls and what are the best ways to hear nature around your area. Also, Libby talks about fireflies and Dr. Majure tries to bring relief for some pet owners dealing with several problems.
Creature Comforts | Cicada Season
Mississippi will hear the sweet sounds of cicadas this year so Dr. Richard Brown joins the show to talk about what type of cicada we should expect. The 17-year cicadas that have dominated the news latley will appear in large numbers in other parts of the country, just not Mississippi. Yet there is plenty to explore about the cicadas here in Mississippi, especially their protein content. Also, Libby and friend of the show Clarie Graves talk about the firefly light shows that have been seen nightly around the metro Jackson area.
Creature Comforts | Light Up The Night
Lynn Faust joins this edition of Creature Comforts to talks about the fire flies appearing this late spring. As the author of “Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada” Lynn really knows how to pick these bio-luminescent creatures out of the nights sky.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - May 2021
The guineafowl may not be as popular as chickens but are very well known for their yard tick control. But can you endure their call? This is just an example of the type of advice you hear on an all-pet edition of creature comforts. Along with tips for keeping pets calm during severe weather and learning about what Libby is seeing outside her window this May Pet Day is a great time to hear what is happening with your four-legged friends.
Creature Comforts | Snakes Galore
Terry Vandeventer is a Creature Comfort's favorite and always shares that snakes are more afraid of us than we are of them. As hard as a fact like that may be to believe, Terry talks about the proper way to interact with these creatures and dispel myths about them. So put away your mothballs and listen to Terry talk about the over 40 species of snakes that call Mississippi home. Also, Libby Hartfield shares about the 51st annual Earth Day and Dr. Majure answers another round of pet questions.
Creature Comforts | Caterpillar Time
Former Director of the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State, Dr. Richard Brown joins this episode of Creature Comforts to talk all things caterpillar. Last year, before he retired from the museum, he was on the show talking about moths. Which is what all caterpillars become, if they do not become butterflies. Between pet questions for Dr. Majure and Libby commenting on her latest nature sightings, Dr. Brown shares about the various caterpillars seen around Mississippi.Show Links:Moth Photographers Group at Mississippi State
Creature Comforts | National Wildlife Week
National Wildlife week is a time to celebrate the beauty and diversity of America’s wildlife.Even species you think you know have strange secrets to reveal.Joining us to talk about these secrets and more is head naturalist and spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation, David Mizejewski. Ever heard of an animal called a hellbender? Well they are here in Mississippi and that is just one of the nuggets of knowledge David shared through out the show. Also, Dr. Majure talked about the dreadful "kitten season" and why spaying cats is important. Libby even talked about some of the recent snake sightings everyone is sharing with her. Spring is here and the creatures are out.Show Links National Wildlife Week WebsiteNational Wildlife Federation