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Creature Comforts

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! 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, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.ContactEmail your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! 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, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.ContactEmail your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Creature Comforts

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! 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, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.ContactEmail your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: Hummingbirds

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Retired educator and avid bird watcher Steve Peterson joins Creature Comforts to talk about the hummingbirds he is seeing in Mississippi. He also gives tips about your bird feeder and how to attract humming birds to your feeder. Also, Dr. Majure talks about pets and Hurricane Harvey.

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Aug 31 2017

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Rank #2: Bird Songs

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Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society stops by to talk bird watching and the upcoming Birding Camp.

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May 31 2018

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Rank #3: Creature Comforts: Nesting Birds

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With the change of every season nature brings us new sights and sounds. This summer do you know what birds are nesting in your neighborhood? Are you doing the right thing to attract these birds to your yard? Today our friend Joe Magee is back on the program to talk about nesting birds and answer some of your birding questions. Also, we discuss how you should deal with finding an animal that is far from home.

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The kitten that Java found in the middle of the street on his way to work.


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Jun 20 2019

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Rank #4: Creature Comforts: Mighty Moth and other Bugs

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Today on the show we welcome Dr. Richard Brown, Director of the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State. With a love for insects that has spanned over 6 decades, Dr. Brown has plenty to share about the bugs found in Mississippi. We will talk about what he is seeing right now and highlight the role of the Moth in our ecosystem. Also Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.

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Apr 16 2020

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Rank #5: Creature Comforts: Fly Eagles Fly

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Steve Peterson has been a Creature Comforts regular every time we want to look toward the skies and learn about the birds of the state. Eagles have been spotted around and Steve is back to let us know about the state of eagles here in Mississippi. All throughout the show listeners called in and talked about their latest brushes with nature and where eagles have been spotted in their area. Also Libby gives an update about various upcoming nature events.

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Feb 06 2020

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Rank #6: Creature Comforts: Outside the Window

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As we are all spending more time at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the great outdoors and nature are still open for business. Spring is here and butterflies along with other spring creatures are here in Mississippi making their grand entrance. On this episode of Creature Comforts we talk with Paul Hartfield, biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service about what we could see if we were to get out in nature this time of year. 

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Apr 09 2020

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Rank #7: Ducks & More

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On this episode of Creature Comforts, we have Rob Ballinger from Wildlife Mississippi. He has been working with Mississippi bottomland hardwood/wetlands for many years and talks with us about these habitats and the upcoming duck hunting season.

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Nov 17 2017

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Rank #8: Bruce Reid and the Bald Eagle

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Outreach specialist for Wildlife Mississippi, Bruce Reid joins the table to talk about the mighty bald eagle. Where can you find this bird of prey? How do you know if you have a nest in your area? These questions and a look at an upcoming winter bird count on this episode of Creature Comforts.

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Jan 11 2018

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Rank #9: Finding Fossils

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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.

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Mar 07 2019

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Rank #10: Creature Comforts: Deer Talk

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On this episode of Creature Comforts we welcome William McKinley, biologist and White Tail Deer program coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. The chronic wasting disease is still plaguing our white tail deer population but there are ways hunters and outdoor enthusiast can help. Also Dr. Majure is here for answering pet questions and will talk about the stress you could be passing to your pet as we moving thorough the coronavirus pandemic.  

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Apr 02 2020

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Rank #11: Love & The Birds

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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.

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Feb 14 2019

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Rank #12: White-tailed Deer

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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.

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #13: Army of Armadillos

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Cathy Shropshire joins the program to talk about the armadillos found around the state. She also gives an update on her one women portrayal of Mississippi conservation pioneer, Fannye Cook.

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Jun 28 2018

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Rank #14: The Dragonfly

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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.

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Jan 31 2019

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Rank #15: Bird Watching 101

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Dr. Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society joins the program to talk about how to get started as a bird watcher and what to look for this time of year. Also giving a history of the Audubon Society and the Christmas bird count, he and Libby answer questions about what you can do to attract birds to your home.

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Oct 26 2017

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Rank #16: Creature Comforts: Bats and Other Cute Creatures

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Unless you are a super fan of Mississippi wildlife, you might not know the state is home to fifteen different species of bats. These winged mammals are a essential part of the Mississippi ecosystem and Kathy Shelton from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks joins the show to tell us about the role of the bat in Mississippi. Also through the show Dr. Majure answers pet questions and takes a look at the different ways pet owners tackle pet anxiety.

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May 23 2019

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Rank #17: Critter Catcher

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Mike McDowell has been catching critters for many years. It started out as keeping his family farm intact then eventually he turned into a career. Known as the Critter Catcher, Mike joins the show to share tips about keeping your home critter free and what to do when a nuisance animal invades your space.

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Oct 18 2018

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Rank #18: Bats of Mississippi

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Dr. Nicole Hodges joins Creature Comforts to talk about the bats that call Mississippi home. Often misunderstood, these winged mammals play an important part in our environment.

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May 10 2018

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Rank #19: Fall Birds of Mississippi

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Today on the program we welcome Adam Rohnke, biologist from Mississippi State University, to talk about the birds that call Mississippi home during the fall and winter seasons. We also play a game of bird calls and talk about proper puppy weight with Dr. Majure.

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Nov 08 2018

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Rank #20: Backyard Birds

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The right bird feeder and patience will easily turn your backyard into a hungry birds destination. Cathy Ross from Wild Birds Unlimited joins the program pointing everyone from the novice to the experienced to a better birdscaped yard.

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Sep 14 2017

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Creature Comforts | Delta Wind Birds

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Jason Hoeksema is a biology professor at the University of Mississippi and President of the Delta Wind Birds organization. As a long-serving advocate for shore birds, Jason is always looking to help create and preserve areas so they can thrive during their long migrations. On this episode of Creature Comforts we talk about the various shorebirds that visit Mississippi, where they can be found, and how citizens can help with their yearly journey. Also Dr. Majure answers pet questions about a cooked dog food and giving a cat an enema.   

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Aug 06 2020

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Creature Comforts | Reef Fish

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On this edition of Creature Comforts our guest is Dr. Marcus Drymon, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University and member of the Mississippi – Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Earlier this year he joined the show to talk about the sharks of the Gulf Coast (link). But today we focus on the red snapper and other reef fish found right here off the coast of Mississippi. Also we get an update from a caller about her troublesome cardinal who needs to a major behavior change.

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Jul 30 2020

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Creature Comforts: Catfish Tagging

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Bob Crosby has been fishing the Mississippi River for over 25 years and is always on the hunt for his next trophy fish. As the owner and operator of Blue Cat Guide Service, Bob wanted to understand the behavior and movements of the big catfish that swim the Mississippi River. In a cooperative program with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks he and his angler friends are tagging the catfish of the river in hopes of studying them more. Larry Bull, Assistant Director Of Fisheries, along with Bob talk about the work they have completed with the fish and how they need the help from the public tracking these fish.

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Jul 23 2020

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Creature Comforts: Late Summer in Mid-July

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It may seem like mid-summer to us humans but there are already signs in the natural world that we are entering late-summer. Today friend of the program, biologist Joe Magee joins the show to talk about how the birds and other creatures are reacting to these changes. Have you noticed the difference in the dawn chorus? Certain creature songs are missing this time of year. Also Dr. Majure talks about the importance of flea treatment on your pet cats.

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Jul 16 2020

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Creature Comforts: Prothonotary Warbler

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The prothonotary warbler is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. For many years the Jackson Audubon Society has maintained nesting box trails for these birds. They can be seen around the Lefleur’s Bluff State Park and the Fannye Cook Natural Area. Today we have Chralie Pfeifer from the Jackson Audubon Society to talk about these birds and their migration to these nesting sites.

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Jul 09 2020

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Creature Comforts: Summertime Pet Care

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Pet Day is always an enjoyable episode on Creature Comforts. Dr. Troy Majure and Libby Hartfield answer your pet and wildlife questions, along with the latest happenings in nature. Tune in and send your pet questions to Animals@mpbonline.org.

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Jul 02 2020

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Creature Comforts: Spiders & Scorpions w/ Dr. Brent Hendrixson

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Today on the show we welcome back Dr. Brent Hendrixson, professor of biology at Millsaps College. He is back on the program to tell us about some of the scorpions and spiders found around the state. Not all of these creatures are venomous but we will talk about staying safe when these creatures are around. Also on we share some great news about the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

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Jun 25 2020

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Creature Comforts: Large Fish of the Gulf w/ Dr. Jim Franks

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Today on the show we welcome Dr. Jim Franks. He is a senior research scientist at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and studies some of the large fish of the gulf. The Bluefin Tuna and Tarpon are the subject of his latest research projects and he joins us to talk about their current situation. Also Dr. Majure and Libby Hartfield answer some of your summertime pet and wild animal questions. 

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Jun 18 2020

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Creature Comforts: Slow and Steady w/ Dr. Will Selman

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Today on the show we welcome Dr. Will Selman, Assistant Professor of Biology at Millsaps College to talk about the various turtles of Mississippi, especially the box turtle. He has conducted several studies of turtles around the state and will share some of his findings, talk about the endangered turtles of the state, and answer your questions about these cold-blooded reptiles.

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Jun 11 2020

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Creature Comforts: Croaks and Ribbits

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Naturalist Joe McGee joins Creature Comforts to let us know what the frogs of Mississippi are up to this time of year. Since his last visit in January many things have changed and the summer frogs are here calling into the nights sky. From cricket frogs to fowler's toads Joe has a sharp ear and keen eye to help set these leapers apart.

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Jun 04 2020

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Creature Comforts: Why Did the Armadillo Cross the Mississippi?

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Armadillos are not listed among the six Mississippi nuisance animals but some home owners would say different. If unchecked Armadillos can cause serious damage to a yard or home, but most often these nocturnal creatures are seen as roadkill. Today on the show we talk with Dr. Cathy Shropshire about this unusual mammal and try to answer the question: Why did the armadillo cross the Mississippi River?  

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May 21 2020

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Creature Comforts: Fireflies and Lighting Bugs

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The weather is warmer and now those charming bio-luminescent creatures are lighting up the night’s sky. No matter if you call them lightning bugs or fireflies’ people are reporting seeing them around the state. Today we talk with Lynn Faust who literary wrote the book on Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs. We talk about what is happening with these bugs this time of year and an upcoming event where you can watch their wondrous light show up-close.

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May 14 2020

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Creature Comforts: Terry and the Snakes

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Herpetologist Terry Vandeventer is very passionate about Mississippi snakes and joins us to talk and answer your snake questions. No stranger to the program Terry always brings a great perspective about the proper way to interact with snakes. Education is the key, but there are a few tips to remember when you see a snake in nature.

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May 07 2020

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Creature Comforts: Rod & Reel

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On April 20th State Lakes and State Park Lakes were reopened to fishing and boating. But social distancing should still be practiced. Today on the show we have Larry Bull, Assistant Director of the Fisheries Bureau, at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He will talk about how anglers should handle fishing during the coronavirus pandemic and how his office is helping to make sure everyone is lawful and safe. 

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Apr 30 2020

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Creature Comforts: Too Close

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Kris Godwin has been engrossed with nature since the television show, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins. Now as the state Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services she and her office help when nature and wildlife gets a little too close for comfort. Canada geese are starting to hatch and vultures are often causing damage to property, but play an critical role in the ecosystem. Kris talks about how to legally and ethically deal with these problems and ways to greet nature on your terms.

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Apr 23 2020

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Creature Comforts: Mighty Moth and other Bugs

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Today on the show we welcome Dr. Richard Brown, Director of the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State. With a love for insects that has spanned over 6 decades, Dr. Brown has plenty to share about the bugs found in Mississippi. We will talk about what he is seeing right now and highlight the role of the Moth in our ecosystem. Also Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.

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Apr 16 2020

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Creature Comforts: Outside the Window

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As we are all spending more time at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the great outdoors and nature are still open for business. Spring is here and butterflies along with other spring creatures are here in Mississippi making their grand entrance. On this episode of Creature Comforts we talk with Paul Hartfield, biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service about what we could see if we were to get out in nature this time of year. 

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Apr 09 2020

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Creature Comforts: Deer Talk

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On this episode of Creature Comforts we welcome William McKinley, biologist and White Tail Deer program coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. The chronic wasting disease is still plaguing our white tail deer population but there are ways hunters and outdoor enthusiast can help. Also Dr. Majure is here for answering pet questions and will talk about the stress you could be passing to your pet as we moving thorough the coronavirus pandemic.  

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Apr 02 2020

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Creature Comforts: Crawfish, Crayfish, & Mudbugs

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Mississippi has 63 different species of crawfish that call it home, including the smallest crawfish species in the world. Today on this episode of Creature Comforts we welcome Paul Hartfield, biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to talk about these crawfish. What are their role in the ecosystem, where are they found, and what to do if you find a straight tail crawfish at your crawfish boil. As we talk about great social distancing activities that will bring you closer to nature while staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 19 2020

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Creature Comforts: Entomologist Audrey Harrison

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Our guest on this episode is the one and only Audrey Harrison. An entomologist that studies the insects around us and how they are helpful in our everyday lives. Today we will talk about what insects are making their spring appearance, the monarch butterflies, and of course marvelous mosquito.

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Mar 12 2020

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