Nature of Things http://wrvo.org en Just One Move Road Trip http://wrvo.org/post/just-one-move-road-trip <p>John Weeks discusses the change in a duck’s body from season to season. He recognizes the differentiations between female ducks and male ducks. He observes ducks playing in a pond before these ponds freeze due to the cold weather. He observes other animals that will be in hiding very soon as winter is approaching rapidly.</p><p>This episode of Nature of Things was originally aired November 21<sup>st</sup>, 1991.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 47058 at http://wrvo.org Along the Road and at Roadside http://wrvo.org/post/along-road-and-roadside <p>John Weeks discusses reliving taking trips down roads to see the wildlife we will not see until next season as the weather gets colder. &nbsp;Stopping at major vistas he has previously visited he can always predict what he is going to see. As the hunting season carries on there are more white tail deer seen during the day. Deer are most interesting during these days as winter sets in. There is always a tad bit of new learning or reinforcing of something he thought he knew at these vistas. Weeks tells us of his interesting findings.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:14:40 +0000 John Weeks 47057 at http://wrvo.org Cruising for Wildlife! Again! http://wrvo.org/post/cruising-wildlife-again <p>John Weeks looks back on an old Nature of Things program where he reviewed an old past time he calls cruising for wildlife. He's been cruising for wildlife for the past 50 years and talks about the number of kills he found while on the road. He was so interested that he was able to find out the reason for the casualty by observing the animal. Though it may sound gruesome it was yet very educational and he takes us down the evolution of that journey.</p><p>This episode was originally aired October 25th, 1991.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 46817 at http://wrvo.org Skaneateles Lake - A Coral Reef? http://wrvo.org/post/skaneateles-lake-coral-reef <p>John Weeks recalls his trip to Skaneateles Lake. He describes to us what the lake looks like and the troubles he endured during this venture. He tells us about the mountains he climbed and the magnificent red and white oaks he saw while trying to his way back until a motorist rescued them and returned them to the doorstep they started at.</p><p>This episode of Nature of Things was originally aired on November 8<sup>th</sup>, 1991.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 46705 at http://wrvo.org The Legend & Audubon http://wrvo.org/post/legend-audubon <p>John Weeks discusses his reaction to an article in The National Inquirer about Audubon. The article talks about pioneer Audubon killing thousands of birds for sport. Many were shocked by this startling revelation but because Weeks has read portions of Audubon’s diaries in the past he was not surprised at all. It is hard to put ourselves in the lives of a pioneer during hunting season in the 1780s. Living in an era where hunting skill was vital to successful living Audubon’s actions were typical of his day though.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 46341 at http://wrvo.org The Only Good Hawk is a Dead Hawk? http://wrvo.org/post/only-good-hawk-dead-hawk <p>John Weeks discusses the commonality of the red tail hawk and the open territory to hunt for these birds in the wild. His continues to talk about his personal observation of the red tail and hunting for them.</p><p>This episode was originally aired on September 16th, 1988</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 44293 at http://wrvo.org Fifteenth Anniversary http://wrvo.org/post/fifteenth-anniversary <p>John Weeks reflects of the previous fifteen years of this program. He shares his experiences along his journey and responds to negative criticism.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 39421 at http://wrvo.org Powerline Bird Watching http://wrvo.org/post/powerline-bird-watching <p>John Weeks explains that keeping an eye out for birds while driving can be both relaxing and informative. The power lines bordering highways provide an abundance of opportunities to sight beautiful birds. Bird watching in the car can be a good way to observe local nature without trekking through rough terrain.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:51:48 +0000 John Weeks 21280 at http://wrvo.org The Vernal Apple Tree http://wrvo.org/post/vernal-apple-tree <p>John Weeks explains his affection for the apple tree. Weeks discusses the trees&#39; natural beauty, their relationship with songbirds and how they must be treasured and maintained.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 18:44:37 +0000 John Weeks 20043 at http://wrvo.org Understanding Thunderstorms http://wrvo.org/post/understanding-thunderstorms <p>John Weeks broadcasts from the middle of a thunderstorm. Weeks explains the science behind thunder, lighting and storm clouds while describing how people throughout history have made sense of them.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 19:53:11 +0000 John Weeks 19835 at http://wrvo.org A Message For Earthday 21 http://wrvo.org/post/message-earthday-21 <p>John Weeks discusses the the plants and creatures in the wild that don&#39;t enjoy the random April snows of Oswego spring weather. Weeks also talks about what&#39;s best for the wild world and what humans need to understand about it.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:28:12 +0000 John Weeks 18133 at http://wrvo.org Viewing East Coast Wildlife - Part 2 http://wrvo.org/post/viewing-east-coast-wildlife-part-2 <p>John Weeks talks about some of the National Wildlife refugees along the East Coast in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Weeks shares his experiences of the sprouting spring life he discovered on his voyage and the different types of birds he viewed in places such as Bombay Hook in Delaware.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on April 18th, 1987</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:58:22 +0000 John Weeks 17729 at http://wrvo.org 25 Years of Somethings Special http://wrvo.org/post/25-years-somethings-special <p>John Weeks discusses the past of Nature of Things and how they gained their listeners and on air cast. He also talks about the creation of their Nature calendar when it happened. Weeks advises listeners to take a look at the beautiful nature of Central New York.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:47:28 +0000 Marlena Montero 17035 at http://wrvo.org Taking A Country Trip In The Spring http://wrvo.org/post/taking-country-trip-spring Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:10:04 +0000 Marlena Montero 17028 at http://wrvo.org The Energy of Spring http://wrvo.org/post/energy-spring <p>John Weeks discusses the beauty of spring and the roots and seeds that influence the many spouting plants of the warm season.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired March 9th, 1989.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:51:27 +0000 John Weeks 15480 at http://wrvo.org Dick Taylor: Director of Cayuga Nature Center http://wrvo.org/post/dick-taylor-director-cayuga-nature-center <p>John Weeks interviews Dick Taylor and chats about the kind of services provided at the the Cayuga Nature Center and the range of ages these services are provided for.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on March 4th, 1988.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:40:30 +0000 John Weeks 15479 at http://wrvo.org A Look at the Birds... Roadside http://wrvo.org/post/look-birds-roadside <p>John Weeks tells all about winter birds and the many that are often found on roadsides. Different type of winter birds go unnoticed, Weeks discusses the numerous type of birds spotted all over the country through the cold season.</p><p>Originally aired March 6th, 1987.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:32:09 +0000 John Weeks 15478 at http://wrvo.org Spring Time Birds http://wrvo.org/post/spring-time-birds <p>John Weeks talks about a range of birds from robins to bluebirds and how they&#39;re appearance and singing gives us hint that spring is just around the corner.</p><p>Originally aired March 7th, 1986.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:24:11 +0000 John Weeks 15477 at http://wrvo.org Frank Bivel on the Lifestyle of the Native American http://wrvo.org/post/frank-bivel-lifestyle-native-american <p>John Weeks interviews Frank Bivel and his idea to put a program together that would further explain the lifestyle of a Native American. Bivel discusses the details of his plan and how he hopes to make the life of a Native American physically come to life to modern day people by working with the same resources Native Americans once did.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on March 8th, 1985.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:16:12 +0000 John Weeks 15476 at http://wrvo.org How to Tap Maple Trees http://wrvo.org/post/how-tap-maple-trees <p>John Weeks explains how to tap a maple tree step by step.</p><p>Originally aired March 9th, 1984.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:00:51 +0000 John Weeks 15475 at http://wrvo.org