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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, 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.
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Jackson, United States

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Pets

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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.

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English

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6014326364


Episodes

Creature Comforts: Counting Fireflies

5/2/2019
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The weather is warming up and the fireflies are starting to emerge. The darker the better for these bioluminescent beetles, who can actually sync their flashes. Paul Hartfield is back on the show today to help with the conversation and ask for your help with spotting these beautiful insects.

Duration:00:48:10

Critter Crossing

4/26/2019
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Roads and streets might make our traveling a little easier but what impact does that new road have on our natural environment? What impact does it have on the plants and animals or the area? Amy Carson, a wildlife biologist from the US Fish and Wildlife Service is here to help with these questions also Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.

Duration:00:49:25

Seeing the Shrew

4/11/2019
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Shrews often go unseen to the majority of the world, but even if you have seen one you might have mistaken it for a more familiar small mammal. On today's show, we welcome back Mississippi wildlife mainstay, Dr. Cathy Shropshire to discuss these little creatures. Also, we get caught up on her performances as wildlife icon Fannye Cook.

Duration:00:48:31

NatureFEST!

4/4/2019
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NatureFEST! is one of the most popular events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science every year. It is a great opportunity to explore and learn about nature with various activities and animals. We welcome special events coordinator at the museum, Nicole Smith to explain this event.

Duration:00:49:28

Problem Plant

3/28/2019
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Giant Salvinia is invading many of Mississippi's waters and harming the creatures that call them home. This invasive plant grows rapidly and reduces the oxygen supply in the water. Dennis Riecke from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks stops by to tells us how boaters, anglers, and anyone who enjoys Mississippi's waters can help stop the spread of the problem plant.

Duration:00:48:26

Fly Eagles Fly

3/21/2019
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Today one of our favorite birdwatchers, Steve Peterson is back on the program to talk about eagles and other birds of the state. Also, Dr. Majure comments about the most popular dog breeds in the country.

Duration:00:48:27

Creature Comforts: March of the Pets

3/14/2019
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Dr. Troy Majure spent the hour answering your pet...

Duration:00:51:22

Finding Fossils

3/7/2019
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The 16th Annual Fossil Raod show is this Saturday (March 9) and our favorite paleontologist George Philips joins the show to show is latest findings. He also talks about the changes coming to the show and answers questions about how to search for fossils in your area. But first, we talk with Dr. Majure and the grief associated when pets lose a sibling or housemate.

Duration:00:48:34

Bird Language

2/28/2019
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Do you know the difference between a bird song and a bird call? Birds have a language all their own and Dr. Sarah Hammond (Clinton Community Nature Center) is here to help decipher their conversation. Also, Dr. Majure wraps up Pet Dental Health Month with some oral tips for your pet.

Duration:00:49:36

Aquatic Insects

2/22/2019
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Entomologist Audrey Harrison is back on the program to talk about the aquatic insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. She also gives us an update about the recent butterfly population reports. And Dr. Majure gives more tips about keeping the mouth of your pet healthy during this Pet Dental Health Month.

Duration:00:48:22

Love & The Birds

2/15/2019
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The lovebirds are chirping but will you see them during this years backyard bird count? Maybe if you're backyard is in Africa, but biologist Joe Magee is here to talk about the birds that might be found in a Mississippi backyard this time of year. We also play another round of guess the bird call.

Duration:00:49:29

Mississippi River Catfish

2/8/2019
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Bob Crosby, owner of Blue Cat Guide Service, is a fisherman by choice and Mississippi River guide by trade. He joins the program to talk about catching the catfish of the Mississippi River and what a proper tackle would have to help reel in the big one. Also, Dr. Majure shares tips for your pets oral health.

Duration:00:49:06

The Dragonfly

1/31/2019
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Dr. Doug Clarke joins the program to talk about the beautiful and bizarre world of the dragonfly. With the title of the fastest insect on earth, the dragonfly and damselfly have an important role in nature as predator and prey. Dr. Clarke also shares tips for snapping the perfect dragonfly picture in the wild.

Duration:00:49:04

Guess Who?

1/24/2019
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This winter season has been unusually mild and if you listen closely you can already hear the call of certain frogs. Our resident "frog guy", Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about what he has been hearing and answers questions from callers. Also, we put him to the test as he identifies frogs only by their call.

Duration:00:49:36

White-tailed Deer

1/17/2019
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The white-tailed deer is the official land mammal of the state and it's number one game animal. Kamen Campbell, private land biologist at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Park, joins the show to talk about the white-tail deer. He also gives an update about chronic wasting disease.

Duration:00:48:45

New Pets

1/10/2019
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As the first show of 2019, we shed a spotlight on our four-legged companions. It's a pet day and Dr. Majure is here ready to make sure your pets are healthy for the new year. We also talk about what is needed when you have a new pet at home.

Duration:00:48:39

Christmas Pet Day

12/21/2018
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This is the last pet day of 2018 and its full of your questions about your furry friends. Dr. Majure is full of advice and talks about flea control during these winter months. He and Kevin also look toward the holiday with some top holiday pet gifts.

Duration:00:48:23

Cavity Nesting Birds

12/13/2018
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Cavity-nesting birds can be found in snags all around Mississippi. You might even have one in your backyard. Biologist, Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about these birds and how the right birdhouse could attract them to your area.

Duration:00:48:41

Christmas Bird Count 2018

11/30/2018
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Libby Hartfield is back in-studio and has plenty of information about the upcoming Christmas Bird Count. She shares details about 19 different birdwatching events from the five Audubon Society chapters around the state. Also, Dr. Majure is here answering your pet questions and talking about your pets oral health.

Duration:00:48:13

Wildlife & You

11/16/2018
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Adam Rohnke, wildlife biologist for Mississippi State University, is back on the program discussing how and why Mississippians feel about wildlife. Public feelings play a major part in the official management of wildlife. Also, Dr. Majure talks about protecting your pets during the cold season.

Duration:00:48:25