wildlife http://wrvo.org en Storms and Wildlife http://wrvo.org/post/storms-and-wildlife <p>John Weeks tells us about the signs of winter we can find so early on. Sitting at the shore on Lake Ontario he is able to define trends with only one week of winter to go by. Wildlife is remarkably good at giving signs of the weather that will soon approach and John Weeks discusses them.</p><p>This episode of Nature of Things was originally aired December 23<sup>rd</sup>, 1990.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:46:00 +0000 John Weeks 48470 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 Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-revival-earns-exhibit-new-york-state-fair <p>The story of Onondaga Lake, once called the most polluted lake in the nation, will be told in a major interactive exhibit at the New York State Fair this year.<bp></bp></p><p><bp>"We no longer have to look at it and be embarrassed, or discuss what we are going to do. Now we can look back at where we have been and where we are going," said Onondaga County Deputy Executive Matt Millea.</bp></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:50:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40892 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair Taking A Country Trip In Spring http://wrvo.org/post/taking-country-trip-spring-0 <p> John Weeks goes on a spring time journey. He takes us on a tour to the country side and examines wildlife in his favorite areas.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 18:17:21 +0000 John Weeks 36669 at http://wrvo.org Planting For Wildlife http://wrvo.org/post/planting-wildlife <p> John Weeks explains the value of plants to Wildlife and how to attract wildlife to your environment.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 18:15:31 +0000 John Weeks 36668 at http://wrvo.org Roadkill + technology = new app to track wildlife http://wrvo.org/post/roadkill-technology-new-app-track-wildlife <p>We’ve all seen or experienced it – unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time - and its remains splatter across the road. But Danielle Garneau, a wildlife ecologist at SUNY Plattsburgh, says the roadkill we’re likely to see on roads can teach us a lot. She’s using a new <a href="http://epicollectserver.appspot.com/project.html?name=RoadkillGarneau">smartphone app for citizen scientists</a>. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:42:09 +0000 Sarah Harris 29902 at http://wrvo.org Roadkill + technology = new app to track wildlife The Sight Of Road Kill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture http://wrvo.org/post/sight-road-kill-makes-pretty-data-rich-picture Wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau is making a habit of tracking down roadkill. She actually seeks it out, hunting for clues about larger ecological trends. Garneau records it all on a free smartphone app, <a href="http://epicollectserver.appspot.com/project.html?name=RoadkillGarneau">EpiCollect</a>.<p>Standing by the side of the road in upstate New York, phone in hand, Garneau peers down at a dead, bloody and smelly skunk.<p>She takes a picture of the carcass and opens the app to input data, including location, time of day, the road's speed limit and whether the carcass has been scavenged. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:58:00 +0000 editor 29949 at http://wrvo.org The Sight Of Road Kill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture Zoo keepers share ideas in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/zoo-keepers-share-ideas-syracuse <p>More than 200 zoo keepers from around the country descended on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse this week for the 39th annual conference of the Association of Zookeepers. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26767 at http://wrvo.org Revisiting My Past and Finding Something Rare http://wrvo.org/post/revisiting-my-past-and-finding-something-rare <p>John Weeks reminisces on his early life in the countryside of central New York. Since childhood, Weeks has studied nature. He recounts the plants and wildlife that left a lasting impression on him early in life.</p><p>Originally aired on July 22, 1988.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:30:52 +0000 John Weeks 23020 at http://wrvo.org The Red Fox http://wrvo.org/post/red-fox <p>John Weeks dispels the myths surrounding foxes. These small mammals are not nearly as sly or cruel as Aesop&#39;s Fables would lead you to believe. Weeks discusses the curiosity and beauty of foxes. Not only are these animals exciting to observe but they also fulfill a crucial role in their ecosystem.</p><p>Originally aired on July 8, 1988.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:49:36 +0000 John Weeks 22249 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 Highways of Silk http://wrvo.org/post/highways-silk <p>John Weeks talks about Tent Caterpillars and their effect on apple and cherry trees. Weeks explains how these insects, usual thought of as pests, serve a necessary role in the ecosystem. In fact, the Tent Caterpillars are not really harmful to the trees at all.</p><p>Originally aired June 19,1987.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:02:22 +0000 John Weeks 20886 at http://wrvo.org Focusing on the Ferns http://wrvo.org/post/focusing-ferns <p>John Weeks encourages his listeners to stop and study the ferns. Ferns can be confusing and difficult to identify. Still, Weeks believes that their elegant form and unusual lifecycle make these plants worth your time and energy.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:51:05 +0000 John Weeks 20749 at http://wrvo.org Be Kind To Young Wildlife http://wrvo.org/post/be-kind-young-wildlife <p>John Weeks talks about the importance of not interfering with wildlife. Weeks explains why it is best to leave young wild animals alone.</p><p>Originally aired on June 6th, 1987.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:47:20 +0000 John Weeks 20514 at http://wrvo.org Strange Ways to Cope In The Nesting Season http://wrvo.org/post/strange-ways-cope-nesting-season <p>John Weeks discusses the many unusual ways birds construct makeshift nests in the spring. Weeks shares stories of birds using &quot;wildlife ad-libbing&quot; to survive in inhospitable weather.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:04:28 +0000 John Weeks 20369 at http://wrvo.org Leave the Baby Wildlife Alone http://wrvo.org/post/leave-baby-wildlife-alone <p>John Weeks talks to listeners about baby wildlife that are left alone during the spring and how we should not worry about them. Weeks explains that departure of the young should not be taken as a sign of abandonment and what to do if you see a wildlife baby animal.</p><p>Originally aired on April 26th, 1985.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:28:33 +0000 John Weeks 18106 at http://wrvo.org