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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. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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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. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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Cover image of Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

Updated 6 days ago

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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. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

Rank #1: 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.

May 23 2019

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Rank #2: 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.

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #3: Hummingbird Festival

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The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is getting ready for their 19th annual Hummingbird Festival. Mitchell Robinson, the conservation education manager at Strawberry Plains joins the show to talk about the facility, hummingbirds, and how to attract them to your backyard.

Aug 23 2018

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Rank #4: Spring Fishing

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It's time to get your rod and reel (if you haven't already). We have Larry Bull, Assistant Director of Fisheries at Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks to talk about getting the best out of your next fishing trip. He talks about the latest fishing reports and the upcoming fishing rodeos.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #5: Bird Songs

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

May 31 2018

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Rank #6: 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.

Jan 11 2018

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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.

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #8: 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.

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #9: 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.

Jun 28 2018

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Rank #10: 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.

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #11: 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.

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #12: Aquatic Insects

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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.

Feb 21 2019

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Rank #13: Pet Day

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Dr. Majure is ready for your pet questions on this "Pet Day" edition of Creature Comforts.

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #14: 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.

Oct 18 2018

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Rank #15: 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.

May 10 2018

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Rank #16: 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.

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #17: Creature Comforts: Urban Forest

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Donna Yowell has been an advocate for trees and green spaces for almost all her life. Now as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council she educates communities throughout the state about proper tree planning and the benefits of having trees in urban areas. On this episode of Creature Comforts we dive into the work of the council and talk about the trees that attract certain wildlife. Also we get an update on the stray kitten found by our producer Java.

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #18: Zoo Babies

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The Jackson Zoo has some new additions! EJ Rivers, from the Jackson Zoo, joins the show to talk about the new zoo babies and why their births were so important.

Jun 29 2017

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Rank #19: Up Close & Personal

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Special events coordinator for the Mississippi Natural Science Museum, Nicole Smith talks about a few upcoming events that will get you up close and personal with nature. Also, we talk about an upcoming film festival sponsored by the group Keep Jackson Beautiful.

Jan 18 2018

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Rank #20: Creature Comforts: eDNA and the Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Biologists in Mississippi are using environmental DNA (eDNA) to document the occurrence of alligator snapping turtles throughout the state. Sheena Feist, Conservation Resources Biologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, joins the show today ahead of her lecture next Tuesday on the subject. She gives us a preview into her findings and joins in the conversation with callers about their brushes with nature. Also, Dr. Majure discusses things to consider when adopting (or purchasing) at pet.

Aug 01 2019

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