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11 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Travelin' Through the Forest - It's the Gypsy Moth (Caterpillar)
It's a common theme on the show... You know, invasives. Join us this week as we discuss the Gypsy Moth and its destructive habits. You may even learn how it arrived in the United States! (Hint: It may have to do with a super soft material)
11 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Revisiting Cliffhangers from the Last Year
Ever wonder what happened to the mystery seeds that were sent from China to miscellaneous individuals in the United States? Ever wondered how many birds were counted in during the last Great Backyard Bird Count? What about the latest on the Mystery Songbird Illness? Join us as we revisit these topics and more!
8 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Mystery Songbird Illness
Over the course of the last couple of months, a mysterious illness has been sweeping through the songbird population in the Mid-Atlantic states. The illness has baffled scientists and has sent experts scrambling to issue recommendations to the general public to help reduce the chances of the illness spreading further within the bird population. Join us as we discuss what IS known about the illness so far and how you can help songbirds in your backyard.
14 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Out for Blood
Throughout history, no creature has more profoundly affected the human race. Join us as we discuss one of the most hated organisms that show their face during the summer season and find out how you can combat this unwanted pest.
15 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Picture Perfect - A Brief Guide to Trail Cams
You can't be everywhere, right? With the recent advancement of trail cams, you almost can! Join us as we discuss what to look for when buying a trail cam and hear about our very own experiences with trail cams in the past year.
11 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
The Invasive Water Chestnut - Treat It, Weed It, but Don't Eat It!
Join us as we discuss this invasive aquatic weed taking over waterways in the northeast. Learn about its range, how it spreads, and how to get rid of it. We also discuss ways you can help researchers map this plant while winning some cool aquatic gear! Enter here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3086b1fe5f504dc0898a537c7df896b3
13 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Interview with SCCD's Summer Intern - Garrett Mansfield
As things get back to normal at the Susquehanna County Conservation District, we have again hired a summer intern to spend the summer learning about each program offered by the Conservation District. Join us as we talk with Garrett and find out what led to his interest in the outdoors and why he wants to pursue a career in geology.
13 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
From 3 Inches to 30 Feet - It's the Fern Episode!
You've walked past them, you've most likely inhaled them, and they've been around longer than all of us. Join us as we discuss a plant that hung out with the dinosaurs.
15 minutes | May 27, 2021
Sssssssnakes of Pennsylvania
As summer comes into view, it's inevitable that we'll cross paths with a snake. Is it venomous? Will it hurt you? What are snakes good for anyway? Join us as we discuss venomous and non-venomous snakes right in the Keystone State.
11 minutes | May 12, 2021
Gotcha Where I Want Ya, Now I'm Gonna Eat Ya - Carnivorous Plants
How would you eat if you couldn't move? Some plants have adapted wild ways to obtain nutrients. Join us as we discuss carnivorous plants in the Keystone State and find out just how they catch their prey!
8 minutes | May 5, 2021
World Migratory Bird Day
Sing, Fly - Soar Like a Bird! That's the slogan for this year's World Migratory Bird Day. When is it? How does one celebrate the day? Is there a way to help scientists monitor and track what birds are observed on world migratory bird day? Join us and find out the answers to all of these questions and more on this week's edition of the Conservation Corner! Link to the brochure for bird watching in Susquehanna County: http://www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org/html/birding.pdf
14 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Brood X is on its way! Will your area see an emergence of cicadas? What do they even look like? Where did they come from? Join us as we discuss all things cicadas this week on the Conservation Corner.
14 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Talkin' Turkey 2
Hey, it's spring! The turkeys are talking and so are we. Listen in as we discuss some physical characteristics, what turkeys eat depending on the season, turkey calls, reproduction, population issues, and changes to the hunting season.
11 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
What's Up with Arbor Day?
Ever wonder about Arbor Day? Who set aside this day? Why do we celebrate tall plants? What good are trees anyway? Join us as we discuss these topics and more!
14 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Old Fish and the Sea
For thousands of years, two fish species have been making an extraordinary trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Susquehanna River where they venture to tributaries and feeder streams throughout the northern tier. Unfortunately, the construction of river dams has limited an important part of both species life cycle. Join us as we discuss the natural history of the American Shad and the American Eel and find out what progress has been made to re-connect these species to the Upper Susquehanna Watershed.
10 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Early Spring Wildflowers
With spring in the air (at least some days), we thought we’d discuss a couple of interesting early spring flowers that you might be able to spot on a walk or maybe even while doing some early season yard work right in your own backyard. Join us as we discuss Skunk Cabbage, Yellow Trout Lily, Bloodroot, and Coltsfoot.
12 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
It's Coming and It's Hungry - It's the Spotted Lanternfly
The Spotted Lanternfly, a native of Asia, was transported to our country back in 2014. It has since become established within the keystone state and has begun to spread to other states as well. Susquehanna County has been fortunate enough to avoid this invasive species but will likely see the bug spread to the county in the near future. Join us as we discuss the life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly as well as the potential damage it can inflict on the ag industry as well as in your backyard.
13 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Talkin' bout Trees - (A Spotlight of Trees Offered at Our 2021 Seedling Sale)
Spring is just around the corner! So what better time to talk about our seedling sale than right now! This week we're discussing Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Hazelnut, and Eastern White Pine. If you would like to browse our selection of seedlings fruit trees, berries, and perennial veggies, visit our website.
12 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Elk In Pennsylvania
Long ago, Elk roamed the landscape of Pennsylvania. Over time as settlers moved in, the Elk herd was reduced and eventually extirpated from the keystone state. Join us as we discuss the life history of Elk in Pennsylvania and exactly where you can still see one up close! Elk Country Visitors Center: https://elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/
14 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
A Closer Look at No Till and Cover Crops
Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time to start thinking about how to handle your farm fields. This week we're talking with SCCD's Ag Technician, Dave Beichler about no-till and cover crop practices and how you can implement them on your farm.
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