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An Episode With Deer

Apr 29, 2014
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In this archived broadcast from May 17, 1991 John Weeks talks about a trail that he likes to walk on where he ends up seeing all different animals. The trail is part of a crop field, but it also winds through a wood lot and enters woods. While he enters the woods and smells the spring beauty he surprises a group of deer halfway through the woods. The deer look at him anxiously and nervously. Weeks talks about how he interacts with the deer and how they are acting when they see him.

In this archived broadcast from April 12, 1991, John Weeks talks about his first walk through the spring fields. He says nothing compares to the first walk during the spring and then talks about different paths that are around the fields that he walks on. He then talks about the different things he see's on his walks and the different plants. Weeks said that there will be an eruption of flowers soon if the mild weather continues.

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In this archived broadcast from May 5, 1992, John Weeks talks about some of the previous interviews that he has had and the knowledge that he has learned over the past ten years. He talks about how spring takes over 6 months to generate and run's its course. The bluebird is ranked the first in wildlife and then the deer is followed by it. After he talks about Spring for a little while he mentions that he had a regular listener who said he wanted to hear more about turkeys. Weeks says that he has had several recent encounters with Turkeys and they are native to this part of the country.

In this archived broadcast from March 22, 1991, John Weeks talks about how the damp cold and mud interfere with celebrating spring. He talks about how the weather during the March month is always different depending on the year. He then talks about how he subscribes to the National Wildlife magazines and just received his April/May issue. Weeks talks about the different articles that are in this issue and how his favorite article is about endangered predators.

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First, we want to thank everyone who donated during Foneless February and during the first weeks of March. Thanks to these generous contributions, we were able to cut down our spring on-air fundraising to just over two and a half days. You'll only be hearing from us through this Saturday at noon.

If you've already donated, thank you so much, but if you haven't yet please take the time to make a difference today. Here are just a few reasons to donate:

Wishing In Spring

Mar 6, 2014

In this archived broadcast, Wishing In Spring, from March 16, 1984, John Weeks talks about what it is like to have spring like weather. He says he is sitting down on a warm day wishing it was spring in late March. He talks about how spring is different in all different states that he's visited and the different almanac's that people can bring. He describes the day outside and how it will be different once spring finally arrives.

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It may not be February any more, but we're still keeping it 'foneless'- for now. You still have time to donate before our spring fundraiser, which starts Thursday, March 13. Here are a few incentives that you shouldn't forget about:

Talking About Spring

Feb 20, 2014

In this archived broadcast, Talking About Spring, John Weeks talks about how the weather is becoming nicer and all the snow is beginning to melt. He mentions that the rapid disappearances of snow is causing green brown pasture and weed fields all over. He also talks about how flooding can occur due to the amount of snow melting and he talks about different questions that he has received about the spring weather.

Reading The Message

Feb 6, 2014

This archived broadcast, Reading the Message, John Weeks talks about a trip that he took and he talks about all different things that he saw that were changing depending on the season that it was. Weeks talks about a 5 pointed star that one of the cities brought in that they placed on a hill. The star is impressive and it is surrounded by a park but in the evening the city is very impressive. He also talks about the community of nature.

Snowbanks perform many functions, but it is a liberating event when they show signs of disappearing. John Weeks discusses everything that is coming to life within snowbanks and everything that is left behind after the final ones melt.

John Weeks recommends various nature-related literature to be read while waiting for spring to fully bloom.

John Weeks discusses the arrival of various bird species beginning in late February and continuing through the spring months. Migration timetables are rarely disrupted by fickle March weather.

As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.

John Weeks talks about the importance of not interfering with wildlife. Weeks explains why it is best to leave young wild animals alone.

Originally aired on June 6th, 1987.

John Weeks discusses the many unusual ways birds construct makeshift nests in the spring. Weeks shares stories of birds using "wildlife ad-libbing" to survive in inhospitable weather.

The Vernal Apple Tree

May 29, 2012

John Weeks explains his affection for the apple tree. Weeks discusses the trees' natural beauty, their relationship with songbirds and how they must be treasured and maintained.

John Weeks discusses his adventures in Baltimore Woods and the disadvantages and advantages of his neighborhood and living closer to nature.

 

Originally aired on April 23rd, 1993.

John Weeks discusses the the plants and creatures in the wild that don't enjoy the random April snows of Oswego spring weather. Weeks also talks about what's best for the wild world and what humans need to understand about it.

John Weeks talks about the new blooming flowers and plants of spring and how to fully enjoy the start of the new season.

Originally aired on April 21st, 1989.

John Weeks talks about what usually happens during the first week after birth in the season of spring. Some birds tend to leave their young for a short time and some never leave their side. Weeks talks about being careful with baby nestlings and mammals and to leave them alone because their adult protectors could get angry.

A Spring Dialogue

Apr 17, 2012

John Weeks talk about his obsession of spring and how his childhood affected him today and his love and experiences for nature.

 

Originally aired, April 19th , 1991.

John Weeks discusses plants and trees and the first spurt of spring growth and how the April sunlight affects the blooming buds of the season.

 

Orignally aired on April 22nd, 1988.

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.

 

Originally aired on April 18th, 1987

Bright Spring Sunlight

Apr 17, 2012

John Weeks talks about the first light of spring and the siren call it sends to all types of species about the beauty of spring. He discusses how the signs of spring sun affect everyone to get ready for the new season.

Originally aired April 18th, 1986.

The Mating Dance of the Salamanders

Apr 3, 2012

John Weeks discusses the amphibians, Salamanders and helps us understand their mating process and their efficient method of fertilization and behavior pattern.

100 Miles Of Spring

Apr 3, 2012

John Weeks talks about animal preparations for Spring and how they react to Oswego's different  weather daily. He also discusses birds' arrival in spring g from his own experiences, including the Woodcock.

 

Originally aired on April 3rd, 1987.

Taking A Country Trip In The Spring

Apr 3, 2012

Nature Walk Through Rice Creek

Apr 3, 2012

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.

The Energy of Spring

Mar 6, 2012

John Weeks discusses the beauty of spring and the roots and seeds that influence the many spouting plants of the warm season.

 

Originally aired March 9th, 1989.

Spring Time Birds

Mar 6, 2012

John Weeks talks about a range of birds from robins to bluebirds and how they're appearance and singing gives us hint that spring is just around the corner.

Originally aired March 7th, 1986.