Bob discovers a mud dauber building a nest right by his back door. On this episode we explore the fascinating connection between spiders and mud daubers.
Bob’s son in law Ryan sees his first pileated woodpecker at a family gathering. Join us to find out all about this amazing bird.
Listen to Julie Zickefoose’s blog story about woody the woodpecker on the NPR website.
These birds know how to raise a family. Learn how they support each other as we explore the life of the smallest woodpecker in our neck of the woods.
Learn how to join in the Christmas bird count on the Audubon website.
Bob shares how he carries a buckeye in his pocket for luck. Meanwhile we find out Bill is learning some presidential history about the origins of the now famous state tree of Ohio.
If you’d like to make buckeye candy, here’s a recipe from Nestle.
Caterpillars are an important link in the web of life. They even help baby birds survive. Join us as we share some amazing stories of these easily overlooked creatures.
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What a delightful creature to meet when you are walking in the woods. Find out when to look for eastern box turtles and how to help them survive a trip across a road.
Read the LA Times article about turtles being smuggled out of the US as collector’s items and cuisine.
Wrens have got to be one of the cutest little birds. They also love to hang around people. Join us as we explore the world of these friendly little birds.
The Sit Spot is a simple powerful technique to connect with nature. Bill and Bob will explain how to do it and the advantages of making this part of your everyday life.
Check this article from Lime Hollow for more information on the sit spot: http://www.limehollow.org/about/Art-of-Mentoring.pdf
This is a plant that will test your nature awareness. How long does the sting last? Tune in to find out!
Also, hear how Judy’s mockingbird problem is working out. Listen to the original mockingbird episode.
Learn more about stinging nettle on the Ohio State University website.