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Wendall in the Wild

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Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs, wildflowers, and more. They will bring local experts into the studio to look at tips for how to recognize and enjoy, or in some cases deal with, the critters and plants that share our spaces. And, because Wicked Local is focused on community, they’ll be on the road hearing your stories.

Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs, wildflowers, and more. They will bring local experts into the studio to look at tips for how to recognize and enjoy, or in some cases deal with, the critters and plants that share our spaces. And, because Wicked Local is focused on community, they’ll be on the road hearing your stories.

Location:

United States

Description:

Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs, wildflowers, and more. They will bring local experts into the studio to look at tips for how to recognize and enjoy, or in some cases deal with, the critters and plants that share our spaces. And, because Wicked Local is focused on community, they’ll be on the road hearing your stories.

Language:

English


Episodes

A hike to Bald Hill with Boxford Police Chief Jim Riter

1/30/2020
On a hike to Bald Hill in Boxford State Forest with Police Chief Jim Riter, the hosts of the Wendall in the Wild Podcast find out about a Revolutionary War soldier who is buried there and how beavers have changed the shape of Crooked Pond. BTW, Bald Hill isn't bald anymore. Listen in.

Duration:00:16:01

Wendall in the Wild: How mammals get through winter

12/23/2019
Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens give a reading of “Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” and then talk to Scott Santino of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary about how bears, foxes, rabbits and mice (all animals featured in the book) get through the winter.

Duration:00:28:15

Wendall in the Wild: Halloween Special

10/31/2019
Wendall in the Wild Co-Hosts Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens explore an old barn in Boxford and then tell funny and spooky tales about bats and spiders. Happy Halloween!

Duration:00:14:30

Wendall in the Wild: Fly-fishing with Jenny Tatelman

10/3/2019
At Riverhead Beach in Marblehead, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens were treated to a fly-fishing demonstration by Jenny Tatelman of FlyandFlow, a local business that takes anglers on trips both locally and around the world. They learn about fish, flies, and the art of fly-fishing.

Duration:00:27:12

Listen: Boxford Police Chief James Riter on a former missile site, now home to snapping turtles

8/8/2019
Is your favorite childhood place for exploring nature still there? Or, has it been developed? Join Wendall and Chris on an audio tour of a former missile site in Boxford State Forest with Police Chief James Riter, who recalls going there as a kid swimming in the quarries and looking for snapping turtles. Once bare, the site is now teeming with wildlife.

Duration:00:14:55

Listen: How "Jaws" made sharks the villain... and why they're really not

6/24/2019
In "Jaws" and "Finding Nemo," the shark is the villain. As Maryanne Long of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy explains during a presentation at Marblehead Charter School, not only are great white sharks and other sharks not the bad guys in real life, but they're also important for the health of our oceans.

Duration:00:08:28

Listen: Exotic animal ban debate at Topsfield Town Meeting

5/8/2019
Listen to the spirited debate that took place at Topsfield Town Meeting about the proposed ban on the use of elephants, big cats, and other exotic animals for entertainment. Arguments for and against were presented.

Duration:00:26:37

Listen: Should elephants and other exotic animals be used for entertainment?

5/1/2019
A citizen petition in Topsfield asks voters to prohibit the use of elephants and other exotic animals as entertainment. Martha Sanders, who brought the petition forward, tells Wendall in the Wild co-host Wendall Waters how the traveling show industry is cruel to exotic animals and why she thinks it's time to stop the practice.

Duration:00:21:10

Wendall in the Wild: Oh, the things you can find in a vernal pool

4/19/2019
Pike Messenger has been visiting vernal pools for, literally, decades. Listen as Pike, along with Wendall in the Wild co-hosts Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens, takes you on a trip to visit some local pools that are very important territory for wood frogs, salamanders, dragonfly larvae, and lots of other wildlife.

Duration:00:18:02

Listen: Crows have an impressive array of calls

4/12/2019
Wendall recorded the sound of a crow running through an array of calls. She filtered out the background noise and deleted some of the silent stretches. The crow makes the traditional calls but also clicks, bugling and other sounds.

Duration:00:00:22

Wendall in the Wild: Under the boardwalk

2/21/2019
Wendall and Chris visit the Chapman Way/Lowe Pond Boardwalk in Boxford. Running alongside and underneath it is a beaver dam, and the lodge is nearby along the bank. What will they find? Listen in.

Duration:00:08:59

Wendall in the Wild: Monarch Mom of Ipswich

9/20/2018
Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens go on the road to visit with Sally Willard, whom they dubbed the Monarch Mom of Ipswich because she was raising monarch butterflies from eggs. Sally shares the joys and challenges and what she learned while raising her "babies."

Duration:00:17:15

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 8 - Weeds!

6/21/2018
Wendall in the Wild: To weed or not to weed: Why have some plants, such as dandelions and milkweed, become the enemies of our gardens? Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens answer that question and "What is a weed... really?" Are weeds really the villains they've been made out to be? Listen in. ABOUT 'WENDALL IN THE WILD' Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters...

Duration:00:21:00

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 7 - Armadillos & Air Plants

4/13/2018
With our New England winter hanging on, Wendall in the Wild co-hosts Wendall and Chris take you on a journey to Cumberland Island, Georgia, where it's warm! And, it's home to armadillos and epiphytes, also called air plants. Hear from botanist Ralph Pope about how air plants survive without roots. Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will...

Duration:00:17:09

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 6 - Salt Marshes

3/22/2018
Wendall and Chris talk about the vital importance of salt marshes, and take their podcast on the road to see how people are trying to save the salt marsh at the Goldthwait Reservation in Mablehead. Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs,...

Duration:00:23:57

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 5 - Voles

2/9/2018
It's everything you ever wanted to know about voles, as Wendall and Chris interview Tom French from Mass Wildlife, and Wenall heads out into the field to visit an Ipswich resident who has vole tracks in her lawn. ABOUT 'WENDALL IN THE WILD" Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds,...

Duration:00:16:10

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 4 - Squirrels

1/15/2018
Wendall and Chris go on the road to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in search of reasons not to hate squirrels, and they find them from naturalist Scott Santino. ABOUT WENDALL IN THE WILD Wendall in the Wild is a podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs, wildflowers,...

Duration:00:18:35

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 3 - Winter Moths

12/18/2017
Winter moths are usually a New England staple -- but not this year, it seems. In this episode, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens talk about what the winter moths are all about and when they might appear. ABOUT WENDALL IN THE WILD Wendall in the Wild is a new podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons,...

Duration:00:14:45

Wendall in the Wild: Episode 2 - Wild Turkeys

11/21/2017
Wild turkeys are back! So for this episode, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens take a look at -- and listen to -- these interesting creatures just in time for Thanksgiving. ABOUT WENDALL IN THE WILD Wendall in the Wild is a new podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs,...

Duration:00:19:47

INTRODUCTION: Wendall in the Wild

11/14/2017
Wendall in the Wild is a new podcast about all the little wild things that live around, and sometimes with, us. How we affect them, how they affect us. Your hosts, Wendall Waters and Chris Stevens will take you on some adventures with bugs, frogs, birds, raccoons, invasive weeds, hermit crabs, wildflowers, and more. They will bring local experts into the studio to look at tips for how to recognize and enjoy, or in some cases deal with, the critters and plants that share our spaces. And,...

Duration:00:01:47