waterfowl http://wrvo.org en Evening Pond Watch http://wrvo.org/post/evening-pond-watch <p>Weeks recounts a walk along Rice Pond and the interlacing of the sounds coming from various species of waterfowl. He also provides information regarding the colorful ensembles sported by different types of birds that were seen on the hike. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 26316 at http://wrvo.org Mallard Duck, Waterfowl Commoner http://wrvo.org/post/mallard-duck-waterfowl-commoner <p>Weeks discusses watching wetland wildlife as a younger man and his growing interest in waterfowl. He talks in depth about the mallard and the interbreeding between the mallard and the black duck. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26182 at http://wrvo.org Nature's Viewpoints on Drought http://wrvo.org/post/natures-viewpoints-drought While we like to assign value to weather conditions, such as considering a drought being bad, John Weeks explains that in nature extreme weather is simply part of a cycle. He discusses how it is the extremes in climate that determine what vegetation grows. Drought is a gift to some life and a distraction to others. Locally, dry years are extremely beneficial to pheasants and wetland nesting birds. Originally aired July 15, 1988. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:52:47 +0000 John Weeks 22769 at http://wrvo.org When a Rail... It's Dry http://wrvo.org/post/when-rail-its-dry <p>Inspired by the sight of a rail bird, John Weeks discusses local marshes. These &quot;pea soup pastures&quot; are growing drier and drier, destroying their complex and diverse life cycle. However, when the wetlands are replenished by rain, these ecosystems can recoup quickly.</p><p>Originally aired on June 26, 1987.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:42:48 +0000 John Weeks 21526 at http://wrvo.org What To Look For When Observing Waterfowl http://wrvo.org/post/what-look-when-observing-waterfowl <p>John Weeks describes the differences between a black duck and a mallard by describing their unique appearances. Weeks also brings up the topic of mites and the diverse ones that exist, including the green-winged teal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Originally aired on April 27th, 1984.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:22:24 +0000 John Weeks 18105 at http://wrvo.org