We get it, January can be cold, dark, and a bit depressing. But research has shown that even five minutes of outdoor activity will boost mood. Join us on this episode as we discover some local outdoor activities that will get you off the couch this winter.
They're small, they look like they're wearing a little black hat, and their song sounds a lot like words from the English language. On this week's show, we're discussing everyone's favorite little bird - the Chickadee! Listen in, as we discuss habitat, songs of the chickadee, range, Pennsylvania's other chickadee, and much more!
Enjoying the outdoors? Got plans to enjoy the outdoors in the new year? Join us as we find out where the money comes from that preserves and protects our wild species and wild spaces.
Ittt'ssss beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Join us as we discuss a pine-tree looking plant called Princess Pine and then get ready to learn about another native shrub that really stands out during the winter season.
Join us as we discuss the history behind a favorite holiday plant and an annual Christmas birding tradition that's been going on for over a century.
The northeastern U.S. has seen a greater increase in extreme precipitation than any other region in the country. Between 1958 and 2010, the Northeast saw more than a 70% increase in the amount of precipitation falling in very heavy events (defined as the heaviest 1% of all daily events) (Horton, 2014). By identifying the floodway on your property and removing movable property (debris piles, campers, old lawnmowers, fill, etc.) we can reduce the amount of catastrophic flooding downstream. Join us as we find out how.
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Join us as we talk with Christmas tree farmer and retired District Forester, Jim Kessler. Find out how to keep a tree alive through the holiday season, how the industry has changed over the years, Jim's favorite variety, and so much more!
Asian jumping worms are on the move, but are they in Pennsylvania? Did they hitch a ride? Find out where they would be coming from, learn more about their life cycle, and why they're so invasive.
They're colorful, unique, and they're part of the salmon family - this week we're talking about the Brook Trout. Find out where they live and what they need to survive. We've even thrown in a couple of fish tales at the end of the program!
Nature takes it up a notch this time of year. Thanks to the lack of rain in the latter half of the summer season and some cool nights in September, the display of fall foliage is spectacular here in Northern Pennsylvania. Join us as we discuss the fall colors and some other fall topics such as acorns and apples.