Creature Comforts: Summertime Pet Care
Pet Day is always an enjoyable episode on Creature Comforts. Dr. Troy Majure and Libby Hartfield answer your pet and wildlife questions, along with the latest happenings in nature. Tune in and send your pet questions to Animals@mpbonline.org.
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