The Great Lakes covers 94,000 square miles of surface area and accounts for twenty percent of the world’s fresh surface water. In many ways, their health is our health. Today in the studio, guest host Rebecca Kemble speaks with Dan Egan about his research on the Great Lakes. They cover invasive species and pollution, the […]
On Wildlife Weekly, host Jackie Sandberg explains invasive plant species. Invasive means that they aren’t local plants, typically they come when people or animals travel. There are about four thousand invasive species in the US. Invasive species are ruining ecosystems. They disrupt the water, soil and wildlife already in that area. Here in Madison there […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine explores the Emerald Ash Borer, another of the many destructive pests living in Wisconsin. And like the Zebra mussel, the Emerald ash borer, is a non-native, invasive species. So, PNM’s Will Cushman talks with UW-Madison entomologist Chris Williamson to help us understand what the ash borer is all about, and […]
First ash trees, now bats. Wisconsin was one of the last holdouts against White Nose Syndrome, a fungus that has devastated bat populations. No longer. Biologist David Blehert tells us what this could mean for Wisconsin’s flying mammals.
Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them?
On Wednesday, May 15th host Tim Hansel talked with Wisconsin DNR representative Kelly Kearns about invasive species across the state. Everyone knows invasive species are bad – but why? What’s their history? How do you identify them and what can you do about it if you see one?