Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

We do not have many bobcat sightings compared to other woodland creatures because they are very elusive. This top predator is pound for pound one of the toughest animals. I will continue to monitor the cameras we have set up to film the bobcat in the forested section of my farm. (photo by Max Allen –...

This is the time of the year that the deer family go into the rut. Each species instinctually follows specific rituals. I took this photo of a bull elk in Yellowstone National Park just prior to the rut. This show discusses the the stages of the rut. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/A44DEERRUT.mp3Podcast:...

People who travel south for the winter are called Snowbirds. But what about insects? A few actually migrate south and the remainder – where do they go? And how do insects tolerate the cold temperatures? http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/A44INSECTSINWINTER.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:...

How many of you have ever held an animal thought to be extinct? This happened to me when I was doing my grizzly bear research. No, not this bull elk I took a photo of but a…..I guess you’ll have to listen to the podcast show to find out. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/BMAGNIFICANTDISCOVERY.mp3Podcast: Play...

Is beauty skin deep in the animal world? Ecologically, we are all connected on Earth. Yes, even slugs. You will learn all about them and yes, how to control slugs in your garden. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/BSLUGPODCAST.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Almost magically, lily pads are popping up in many waterways. They grow in a vey unique way. Yesterday I had a pickerel frog sitting on top of one in my back pond. Because there was no princess available I decided that I should forgo fairy tales and teach about lily...

I will spend the next two months at the river. Yes, I will have a fly rod in my hand but I will be watching the spring blast of color along the river banks. The riparian zone will change every week with new plants and flowers. And yes, a river runs through...

As I was conducting my grizzly bear research I went into mountain regions that needed to be explored. The same is true every time you visit or move to a new place. On my recent journey I scouted out forest and streams. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/ESCOUTINGFORESTSANDSTREAMS.mp3Podcast: Play in new...

At this time of the year snakes have entered their dens. (I learned an awesome fact about copperhead snakes in the den). Often, we fear what we do not know. This show will teach you about one of the venomous snakes, the copperhead, found in the US. Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix...

I learned a lot about social media posts this past week. One of my posts of a giant puffball photo caused so many responses about mushrooms. So this show is dedicated to all those people who want to know more about mushroom nutrition values, their ecological importance, and how to safely pick wild mushrooms. I also...