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Antelope Island State Park Podcast
13 minutes | Jan 2, 2023
Ep. 32: 2022 Highs and Lows
2022 was a busy and incredible year. Learn about the many successes we saw at the park this year as well as some of the challenges we faced. Happy New Year!
10 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
Ep. 31: Genetic Diversity
Did you know that Antelope Island's bison herd started with only 12 animals? Work has been done since to keep risks of inbreeding down. I'll tell you all about firstname.lastname@example.org
3 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Ep. 30: Roundup!
It's that time of year- all hands are on deck at the bison corrals where we're checking the health of our bison herd. Come see us.
8 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Ep. 29: Rhodes Valley Outfitters - see the island from a different perspective.
Rhodes Valley Outfitters is a concessionaire that offers tours of the island on horseback. I interviewed Sage, head wrangler from Sage Valley about what those tours look like. Find them at https://www.rhodesvalleyoutfitters.com/antelope-island/
10 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Ep. 28: Bighorn Sheep!
Have you seen the island's bighorn sheep? You're not alone! They're one of our most elusive critters. https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jwmg.22008
10 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Ep. 27: Geology! We've got some nice gneiss!
Antelope Island is known for diverse wildlife and incredible sunsets but it's also a mecca for geologists! Rocks date from 1.7 billion years to as fresh as 15,000 years - and everything in between. We'll take a very quick glimpse of the very complex history of a few of the island's rocks.
11 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Ep. 26: Content Warning: This one is about Spiders!
They're here! Spider season is upon us and before you cancel your visit I hope you'll spend 10 minutes with me to become better acquainted with the spiders of Antelope Island. I promise they're not as scary as they look.
10 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Ep. 25: Wilson's Phalaropes
Wilson's Phalaropes are coming through in hundreds of thousands right now! I'll tell you all about them, and the bug situation in this month's episode.
15 minutes | May 1, 2022
Ep. 24: Responsible Recreation
Responsible Recreation was a thing long before COVID-19 messaging. I'm going over some not-so-common considerations for safely and responsibly visiting Antelope Island.
13 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ep. 1: Babies! REPLAY
We're talking about some of our favorite wildlife on Antelope Island - in miniature!Hannah interviews Steven Bates - the park's Wildlife Biologist.
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Ep. 23: Meet the Intern: Nahuel
Nahuel spent last fall with us as a student intern from the University of Utah. He shares information on his project, some highs and lows and advice for future interns.
19 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Ep. 2: Wildflowers REPLAY
In this episode we explore the many different wildflowers that thrive in our dry, salty environment.
11 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Ep. 22 Frary - More Than Just a Mountain
Many know Frary as the tallest peak on the island and arguably the most strenuous hiking trail due to elevation gain ~ but did you know that at the base of the mountain was the quaint homestead of a family with the same name in the late 1800s?
37 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Ep. 3: Bats- Nature's-Do-Gooders! REPLAY
Bats really don't deserve their bad reputation. Wendy Wilson is here to tell us why.
11 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Ep. 21: We don't drive Mercedes
It's no secret - this is the best job in the world. In this episode you'll get to know the folks who are lucky enough to work at Antelope Island State Park.
54 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Ep 4. Starry Nights REPLAY
Have you seen the Milky Way? Many who live in cities or suburbs can't. In this episode Hannah meets with Ryan Andreasen, creator of Night Sky Science, park volunteer and passionate dark sky advocate. He tells us why he decided to get involved, what makes Antelope Island special for stargazers, and what it takes to reach IDA's Dark Sky Place designation.
9 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
Ep. 20 Tiny Crustaceans with Important Jobs
It's brine shrimp season! Did you know there was a brine shrimp season? Brine shrimp are a keystone species in the environment in and surrounding Great Salt Lake. Weather you knew about their existence or not, they likely have an impact in your life. Get to know these tiny crustaceans in this episode.
14 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Ep. 5: Great Salt Lake - NOT a Dead Sea REPLAY
Great Salt Lake is a thriving ecosystem - if you look closely. In this episode Trish and Hannah discuss the lake, what lives in it and why it is so important. Thanks to Kailee Krause for editing this one. We'll hear more from Kailee in future episodes.
8 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Ep. 19: Sea Monkeys!
Sea Monkeys are brine shrimp - but not all brine shrimp are sea monkeys! In this episode I'll explain that and the tricks of the Sea Monkey trade.
9 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 6: Bison Roundup REPLAY
With no predators and limited natural resources on the island, managing the Antelope Island bison herd is necessary for their and the island's overall health. In this episode, Kailee interviews Chad Bywater to find out more about how and why our herd is managed.
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