This week, Jackie Edmunds of the Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center reports on the duck species of Wisconsin, explaining how to tell the difference between duckling species. The most common ducks in the Madison area are Mallards, which are herbivores, and Wood Ducks, which are insectivores. She tells us about the basics of Mallard ducklings, […]
This week on Earthlinks, Deb Biechler takes a trip up to the Necedah Wildlife refuge. Deb is a writer and environmentalist from Waterloo, Wisconsin. Each week, she’ll update us on the plants, animals, and wild areas of southern Wisconsin – and the critical issues affecting their – and our – homes. Tthe Necedah Wildlife refuge is […]
In this interview with Greg Budney, collections curator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, producer Will Cushman learns about the library’s wildlife sound archive. It’s the largest archive of wildlife sounds in the world, and it’s online and free to explore.
Ben Zoltak has been an artist all his life, experimenting with countless forms and mediums over the years. But his most recent endeavor involves a towering mass of concrete, a mosaic of recycled junk, and an increasingly threatened bird species. Ben plans to build enormous sculptures all around the country to serve as nesting locations […]
Those yips and whoops you hear in the night might just be Fido’s wild cousins. David Drake and Marcus Mueller from the UW’s Urban Canid program join us to tell us more.
Think biological field work, and most people think of exotic Amazonian rainforests or the Serengeti plains of Africa. Few think of the plethora of things living in our own backyard, in our homes, even in our armpits and bellybuttons. Rob Dunn works as a biologist and writer in the Department of Biology at North Carolina […]