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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi.And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions.Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out m… Continue Reading >>
Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi.And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions.Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.ContactEmail your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.</p << Show Less
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Creature Comforts | Robin Whitfield - Painting Nature In this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome master naturalist Robin Whitfield back to the show. As an ecologist, naturalist, and artist, Robin brings people of all ages to better appreciate the natural world with workshops and beautiful art pieces. We catch up with her about her work, admiration for Walter Anderson, and stewardship at the Lee Tart Nature Preserve.Show Links:Robin Whitfield - Mississippi Arts Commission ProfileWalter Anderson: Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Creature Comforts | Robin Whitfield - Painting Nature In this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome master naturalist Robin Whitfield back to the show. As an ecologist, naturalist, and artist, Robin brings people of all ages to better appreciate the natural world with workshops and beautiful art pieces. We catch up with her about her work, admiration for Walter Anderson, and stewardship at the Lee Tart Nature Preserve.Show Links:Robin Whitfield - Mississippi Arts Commission ProfileWalter Anderson: Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Black Bear The black bear and Mississippi have a storied history together, dating back to the days of President Theodore Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear. Dr. Dana Morin, Mississippi State University professor of Wildlife Biology, and Richard Rummel, Black Bear coordinator for Mississippi depart. of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. They talk about the current bear population, where they are found, and what to do if you come face to face with one of these mighty creatures. Also, Libby talks about a recent possum sighting at her home and Dr. Majure answers your pet questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Migratory Birds Dr. Frank Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Mississippi, has studied the biology of migratory songbirds across North America, but most intensely along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years. Today we will talk about these migratory birds that visit Mississippi along with their flights and some of the hazards they tend to face. Also, we hear from David Mizejewski as the National Wildlife Federation works with Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom to celebrate National Wildlife Week (April 4-8). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Wind Birds w/ Jason Hoeksema The Delta Wind Bird mission states: “Our mission is to encourage creation of high-quality stopover wetland habitat for birds on private working lands, to preserve the best natural wetland habitats, and to foster awareness of the value of wetlands for birds and people.” As president of Delta Wind Bird, Jason Hoeksema brings this mission to life every day and joins Creature Comforts to talk about some of their current work. While also answering questions about other birds spotted around the state, Jason talks with Kevin on the importance of conserving lands for these birds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Weasels, Minks, and Beetles In this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome back one of the good friends of the show, Dr. Cathy Shropshire. When she is not portraying the heroine Fannye Cooke on stage, Dr. Shropshire is staying in tune with Mississippi’s great outdoors. Today she talks about some of the smaller mammals around the state like weasels and minks. Also, Dr. Majure and Libby answer another round of pet and creature questions ranging from itchy pets to covert beetles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Katelin Cross's Mammals Katelin Cross is the resident mammologist at the MS Museum of Natural Science. Often her work takes her into the field and recently she has taken a particular interest in the skunks of Mississippi. Also, we talk with her about several bats sightings around the state. And as always, Dr. Majure is here for your pet questions, and Libby shares her observations on her most recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - March 2022 The first Thursday of every month is always an all-pet edition of Creature Comforts. Dr. Majure answers another round of pet questions, and Libby Hartfield updates us on her latest nature observations. From itchy dog paws to the reason you may find empty turtle shells on your next nature walk, there is much to learn and enjoy during this week's episode. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Freshwater Fish and Mussels Mississippi is the proud home to some impressive lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. Over 280 species swim in these waters with great diversity. To help break down these species is biologist Robbie Ellwanger from the MS Museum of Natural Science. Also, as we move through Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we talk about keeping pets safe when severe weather strikes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - February 2022 Pet Day on Creature Comforts is always fun because you never know what you are going to get. As always Dr. Majure answers questions about your cats and dogs but also gives a refresher on litter box protocol when there are multiple cats in a home. Also during the show, we hear about how wild hogs are in Mississippi and be a real problem for pets and property. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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