Wildlife Day http://iowapublicradio.org en 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 Eagles in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eagles-iowa <p>Winter arrived early this year, which means that bald eagles have also arrived at their winter destinations. &nbsp;Eagles congregate around areas of open water: the colder it gets, the more eagles you can see if you know where to look. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for a talk about eagles with wildlife biologist Jim Pease.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:16:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 33586 at http://iowapublicradio.org Eagles in Iowa 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: Changing Season http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-changing-season <p>The changing season affects the animal behaviors in the sky and trees, on the ground and in the water.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with wildlife biologist <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/node/add/post">Rebecca Christoffel</a> of Iowa State University Extension, ISU fisheries specialist <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/allen-pattillo">Allen Pattillo</a> and DNR forester <a href="http://agron-www.agron.iastate.edu/plantscience/mark_vitosh.htm">Mark Vitosh</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:18:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe 29227 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Changing Season 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: Wetland Mammals http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-wetland-mammals <p>They excel at swimming, holding their breath and have coats that humans envy. <span class="userContent">Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe sits down with Iowa State wildlife biologist, Jim Pease, to discuss the mammals of Iowa's wetlands.</span> They talk about river otters, muskrats, beaver and mink, and share some tips on how to spy some of these fascinating swimmers.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:40:09 +0000 Emily Woodbury 20746 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Wetland Mammals The Bobcats are Back http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bobcats-are-back <p></p><p>Bobcats were once plentiful in Iowa, but like so many species the pressure of habitat loss hunting and trapping pushed them to the brink of extinction in the state.&nbsp; Now they are back. &nbsp;Today we hear from&nbsp;Iowa State University Ecology Professor Bill Clark about the research he has done studying the growing population of bobcats in Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:35:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19020 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Bobcats are Back 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: Rebecca Christoffel http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-rebecca-christoffel <p>As Iowa State University extension wildlife specialist, Rebecca Christoffel, fields calls from all over the state, she also spends her time educating the public, training master conservationists, and defending the un-huggables. She joins us this wildlife day, and takes your questions.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:34:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14915 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Rebecca Christoffel 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 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