Rice Creek field station http://wrvo.org en Giant Hogweed poses threat to both plants and people http://wrvo.org/post/giant-hogweed-poses-threat-both-plants-and-people <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York has a big problem with an invasive species you may have never heard of. Giant </span>hogweed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a poisonous plant that can overtake entire fields with its giant leaves and can cause painful blisters on a person's skin. But the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it's stepping up its digging and spraying program to help control the plant and even eradicate it in some spots.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58286 at http://wrvo.org Giant Hogweed poses threat to both plants and people Frog Wranglers http://wrvo.org/post/frog-wranglers <p>On a hot, humid evening in July, 2013, a group of volunteers descended on an autumnal pool on the grounds of SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Biological Field Station to collect frog specimens with SUNY Oswego Biological Sciences professor Jennifer Olori.&nbsp; Pestered by swarms of mosquitoes and serenaded by songbirds including an elusive Wood Thrush, the group captured bullfrogs, green frogs and peepers for observation including taking weight and size measurements, determining gender, and collecting skin swabs and toe clippings (harmless to the frog as toes quickly regenerate) for laboratory ana Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:30:08 +0000 Michael S. Ameigh 49799 at http://wrvo.org Frog Wranglers Dedications and Spectacles in Nature http://wrvo.org/post/dedications-and-spectacles-nature <p>John Weeks talks about the parallel between the operation of a wild thing and the function of a computer chip. Weeks makes the point that in both cases, a lot of what happens may be the result of stored messages or directives, as in the case of bird migration. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26234 at http://wrvo.org Finding Beauty in Abandoned Fields http://wrvo.org/post/finding-beauty-abandoned-fields <p>John Weeks describes how the open fields and roadside ditches of Central New York can be a beautiful sight in early July. A vast array of colorful flowers blooms in these usually ignored spaces. Weeks encourages everyone to take notice of the incredible sights along the local country roads.</p><p>Originally aired on July 6, 1984.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:26:42 +0000 John Weeks 21932 at http://wrvo.org Nature Walk Through Rice Creek http://wrvo.org/post/nature-walk-through-rice-creek-0 <p>John Weeks take a walk through the back of Rice Creek Field Station looking for signs of spring, examining rocks, insects and even finds a pair of mating birds.</p><p>Originally aired April 6th, 1984.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:00:14 +0000 Marlena Montero 17027 at http://wrvo.org