Jim Pease http://iowapublicradio.org en Tough Love and Fuzzy Cuddles: Wildlife Parenting http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tough-love-and-fuzzy-cuddles-wildlife-parenting <p>Iowa’s forests, meadows, streams and subdivisions are full of baby animals right now, and every species has its own approach to parenting.<br /><br />Today on <em>Talk of Iowa</em>, wildlife biologist Jim Pease joins to talk about parenting in the wild… with cliff swallows, rabbits, deer, bees, ducks, snakes, owls and others.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:07:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe 41983 at http://iowapublicradio.org Tough Love and Fuzzy Cuddles: Wildlife Parenting Noises of Spring http://iowapublicradio.org/post/noises-spring <p>Beautiful spring weather may make you feel like singing. It definitely inspires many frogs, toads and birds to make some joyful noise. Today on <em>Talk of Iowa</em> Wildlife Biologist Jim Pease talks about some of the noises you should be listening for in the next few weeks and what they mean.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe 38809 at http://iowapublicradio.org Noises of Spring Following Iowa Wildlife's Natural Calendar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/following-iowa-wildlifes-natural-calendar <p>We all know that Spring follows winter and summer follows spring, but when the snow melts, when the flowers bloom, and when the frogs sing from year to year can tell us a lot.</p><p>Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about phenology, the study of periodic plant and animal lifecycle events.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:19:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe 34894 at http://iowapublicradio.org Following Iowa Wildlife's Natural Calendar Wildlife Day: What Does the Fox Say? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-what-does-fox-say <p>A couple of brothers from Norway have a lot of people asking, “What does the fox say?” Today on Talk of Iowa, wildlife biologist Jim Pease will answer that question. Host Charity Nebbe and Jim talk about the red fox, the gray fox, the coyote and the wolf.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:26:23 +0000 Charity Nebbe 32068 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: What Does the Fox Say? Wildlife Day: The Fall Shuffle http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-fall-shuffle <p>The chill in the air and the color on the trees are sure signs of fall, but so are the large number of raccoons and possums you see along the roadsides. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with wildlife biologist Jim Pease.&nbsp; They discuss why so many critters are on the move this time of year.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:54:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30263 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: The Fall Shuffle Wildlife Day: Bats http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-bats <p>Host Charity Nebbe and wildlife biologist Jim Pease discuss the role bats play in Iowa's ecosystem, human-bat interactions and <a href="http://whitenosesyndrome.org/">White Nose Syndrome</a>--a disease that has killed <a href="http://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/news/north-american-bat-death-toll-exceeds-55-million-white-nose-syndrome">more than 5.7 million</a> bats in the U.S. since 2006 when it was discovered in New York State.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:45:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27388 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Bats Wildlife Day: Our Wetland Birds http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-our-wetland-birds <p>With their long elegant necks, broad wingspans and otherworldly calls an encounter with one of Iowa’s herons can take your breath away.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, wildlife biologist Jim Pease joins the discussion to talk about Great Blue Herons, Green Herons and Egrets, some of Iowa’s most beautiful water birds.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:43:14 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 23667 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Our Wetland Birds Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-signs-spring <p>Though half of Iowa is still under a blanket of snow the rivers are swollen, the days are growing longer and spring is definitely on its way. "Talk of Iowa" sits down with wildlife biologist Jim Pease to talk about the signs and songs of spring.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:36:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring Wildlife Day: Life Under and in the Snow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-life-under-and-snow <p>When snow covers the ground the world looks as if it is sleeping under a blanket of white, but life does go on. Wildlife biologist <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/term/jim-pease" target="_blank">Jim Pease</a> joins Charity Nebbe to discuss life under and in the snow and&nbsp; how that white stuff benefits the burrowers, the hibernators, and other birds and mammals.&nbsp;</p><p>Pease also discusses how snow is an insulator and a boon to wildlife for keeping warm and how even some amphibians benefit from the snow.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:09:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13008 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Life Under and in the Snow Wildlife Day: Giving Back to Nature http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-giving-back-nature <p>In this season of giving we’re going to spend some time thinking about ways we can give back to nature. Host Charity Nebbe chats with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about how you can give to wildlife and wild places. We also talk about gifts to indulge your love of nature or foster that love in someone else.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:14:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11860 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Giving Back to Nature Chronic Wasting Disease and Deer Hunting in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chronic-wasting-disease-and-deer-hunting-iowa <p>Deer hunting in Iowa is a $214 million industry. The big question leading into this weekend’s shotgun season is, how will the discovery of chronic wasting disease in captive Iowa deer impact the industry? Host Ben Kieffer, talks with wildlife biologist <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/term/jim-pease" target="_blank">Jim Pease</a> and Iowa state Senator and hunting enthusiast <a href="http://senate.iowa.gov/dearden/" target="_blank">Dick Dearden</a> about what they think should be done to protect Iowa's wild deer population. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:08:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11282 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chronic Wasting Disease and Deer Hunting in Iowa Wildlife Day: Game Birds http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-game-birds <p>A turkey in the straw, a partridge in a pear tree, and a pheasant in the field. Talk of Iowa's wildlife biologist Jim Pease discusses Iowa’s game birds. The ones we see, like turkeys and pheasants, and the ones that we don’t see much of any more, like rough legged grouse and prairie chickens.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:08:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10683 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Game Birds Wildlife Day: Owls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-owls <p>If you go out for a walk on a crisp fall night you might hear an owl hooting in the darkness. The barred owl, great horned and screech owls are the three most common kinds of owls found in Iowa.</p><p>Charity Nebbe talks and hoots with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about the owls of Iowa from the common breeds to the more uncommon owl sightings.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:22:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe 9443 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Owls Wildlife Day: Diseases http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-diseases <p>Rabies, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease.</p><p>Wildlife biologist Jim Pease discusses a number of serious diseases found in wildlife, how those diseases can be passed from animals to humans and the risks that one can face.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:15:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe 8124 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Diseases Wildlife Day: Chronic Wasting Disease http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-chronic-wasting-disease <P>Chronic Wasting Disease has made its first appearance in white tailed deer in Iowa. It’s a neurological disorder in which the animals lose weight, display abnormal behavior and eventually die.</P> <P>Today, it's our monthly wildlife program and Charity Nebbe's guest is Wildlife Biologist Jim Pease of Ames.&nbsp;&nbsp; We’ll talk about white tailed deer in Iowa and what the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease means. We’ll also talk about what the drought means for wildlife.</P> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:32:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe 7056 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Chronic Wasting Disease Wildlife Day: Responsibility for the Land http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-responsibility-land <p>Aldo Leopold once wrote, &ldquo;We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.&nbsp; When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.&rdquo;&nbsp; Today, it&#39;s our monthly wildlife program and Charity&#39;s guest is Wildlife Biologist Jim Pease of Ames.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll talk about our relationship with and responsibility for the land we live on.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:52:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3047 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Responsibility for the Land Wildlife Day: Rabbits http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-rabbits <p>Just like Mr. McGregor many of us expend a great deal of energy trying to keep hungry rabbits out of our gardens. Today, it&#39;s Wildlife Day on Talk of Iowa. Wildlife biologist Dr. Jim Pease of Ames is here. We&rsquo;ll talk about the two kinds of rabbits that live in Iowa, their habits and their habitats, and how Mr. McGregor and Peter Rabbit can live in peace.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 18:06:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1324 at http://iowapublicradio.org