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12:30pm

Thu March 13, 2014
-Nature of Things

Finding Trout Food

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In this archived broadcast, Finding Trout Food, from March 30, 1984 John Weeks talks about how trout season is almost upon us. He says that not only does he like to fish for trout but he has become very interested in what trout feed on. In this broadcast he talks about some of the different foods that trout feeds on and talks about each of the different things including all the different flies.

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4:04pm

Wed December 4, 2013
-Nature of Things

Reading the Message

This archived broadcast was from September 11, 1987. John Weeks talks about the journey across the seasons. He talks about the weather and the different animals and plants that are around during the different seasons.

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3:23pm

Wed December 4, 2013
-Nature of Things

How Some Insects Pass in the Winter

This is an archived broadcast from October 28, 1988. John Weeks talks about where insects go in the winter and he talks about how he use to teach a class in CNY and every year he would explain to the students where the insects go in the winter. He talks a lot about butterflies and some other insects hibernating.

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4:05pm

Wed November 20, 2013
-Nature of Things

How Some Insects Pass The Winter

In this, broadcast from 1988, John Weeks talks about how insects act during the winter. He mentions that some insects hibernate during the winter while other insects do not. He talks about the different bugs and then he tells a story about when he used to occasionally teach in Central New York and talked about some things that he asked his students. Weeks goes into detail about some of the insects especially the caterpillar.

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8:25am

Fri February 8, 2013
-Nature of Things

Butcherbird

John Weeks discusses the shrike or "butcherbird." So called because of its eating habits, the shrike violently feeds on large insects, small rodents, and small songbirds.

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3:02pm

Wed June 13, 2012
-Nature of Things

Highways of Silk

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.

Originally aired June 19,1987.

10:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
-Nature of Things

Nature Walk Through Rice Creek

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.

Originally aired April 6th, 1984.