Last week, the city of Madison announced that it would be using a herd of 40 goats to help deal with invasive plants. The goats will spend the next several weeks grazing in Greenside and Acewood parks. According to city parks planner Sarah Close, the goats have an important job to do, and there are […]
Over the past few weeks, the Asian Giant Hornet, also known as the “murder hornet,” has been making headlines across the country. The invasive species was found in Washington state last fall and has been linked to several deaths in its native Japan. But, how much of the news coverage about this hornet is hype, […]
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.