Posts Tagged ‘marsh’

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...

After a long winter season we all look forward to the colors of spring. In the past, I have recorded a podcast show on this topic. But what about the sounds of spring? One specific sound tells me that warmer weather is here to stay. Recently, it has been a constant sound near my ponds and...

When people think of wetlands many will speak of mosquitoes and mud. I will tell you that the diversity of animals is amazing. Please take the time this year to visit a marsh, swamp, bog, or fen and you will have a great day in nature. Today, we delve into the rebirth of a...

So what have you done to prepare for spring adventures? This winter I took specific steps so that each time I enter the outdoors I am better prepared to have an awesome outing. There is still time for you to get ‘spring ready’. http://JoeyBeePodcast.com/podcasts/BfJoeyBee-GETTINGSPRINGREADY.mp3Podcast: Play in new...

I have taken many photos in the wild. One of my favorites has to be a fawn in an open field. The whitetail deer is found throughout most of the continental US. Let us learn all about this awesome animal. http://JoeyBeePodcast.com/podcasts/BfJoeyBee-WHITETAILDEER.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:...

One of the most unique ecosystems on earth is the pine barrens. I grew up spending so much time in it’s beauty. I now return as a scientist to understand the balance needed by humans to protect and preserve this one of a kind ecosystem. http://JoeyBeePodcast.com/podcasts/JoeyBee-PINEBARRENS.mp3Podcast: Play in new...

We have many different species of plant and animal that are causing great harm to our nation.  They have altered ecosystems forever.  Often, we can only control these populations.  Today is part 1 in a series of this important ecological...

What is the first word that comes to your mind when someone says “swamp”?  I have a few favorite places on earth to hike in.  Wetlands are always near the top! They are unique, beautiful, and bounding full of creatures (I don’t mean swamp thing).  This show will give you a new perspective and may catapult wetlands to the...

I have spent so much time in the field and in the lab researching plants.  As an environmental scientist, my list of research includes: non-native plant species on the Sage Brush Steppe, critical grizzly bear habitat, and director of the Chile Pepper Research Lab.  Plants are vital to our survival on this planet....

From the very first howl out in the wild you will be hooked! Wolves are truly a majestic animal.  I have spent a great amount of time tracking wolves  as part of my research.  You may be surprised at some of the cool facts I share in the show on wolf...