Hatching And Renesting Osprey Chicks With Stephanie Ellis
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by Catherine Greenleaf
1w ago
Today we speak with avian rehabilitator Stephanie Ellis about her experiences hatching, raising and renesting orphaned Osprey chicks. Stephanie is the Executive Director of WildCare in Eastham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. For more information, go to wildlifecarecapecod.org. Send your donations to: Wild Care Cape Cod, 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA 02642. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Access the BIRD ..read more
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Insecticides And Their Impact On Birds With Hardy Kern
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by Catherine Greenleaf
3w ago
Today we speak with Hardy Kern from the American Bird Conservancy about the latest scientific findings (2023) regarding insecticides, like neonicotinoids, and their impacts on birds. We also talk about what you can do to protect birds from deadly insecticides. For more information, go to: abcbirds.org/2023neonicsreport. For more information on imidacloprid go to: http://tinyurl.com/43vtuu4w. For more information at thiamethoxan go to: http://tinyurl.com/45ec89uz. For more information on clothianidin go to: .http://tinyurl.com/pkfj53b9. For further information from the American Bird Conservancy ..read more
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Prepping The Yard For Natives With Kathy Connolly
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by Catherine Greenleaf
1M ago
In today's episode, we speak with renowned ecological landscape designer and gardening consultant Kathy Connolly about the best way to prepare your site and soil for a native garden. Plants mentioned in the show: Carolina Rhodedendron; low-growing Juniper; Northern Sea Oats; Big Bluestem; Little Bluestem; Switchgrass; Prairie Dropseed. Go to: The Magical World of Moss Gardens by Annie Martin at: https://www.amazon.com/Magical-World-Moss-Gardening/dp/1604695609. Conway School of Landscape Design: https://csld.edu/. Reddit HOA: https://www.reddit.com/r/NativePlantGardening/comments/t3luin/hoa_an ..read more
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Saving Birds After An Oil Spill With Tri-State Rescue
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by Catherine Greenleaf
1M ago
Daniel Wilson joins us today from Tri-State Bird Rescue in Delaware to discuss the amazing process of rescuing and rehabilitating birds contaminated by oil spills. For more information go to www.tristatebird.org. Go to GOWRS or Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service at http://tinyurl.com/yfxjkr22. Go to Sea Alarm at https://www.sea-alarm.org/category/gowrs/. Go to Coast Guard National Response Center at https://www.epa.gov/emergency-response/national-response-center. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured bir ..read more
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BIRD HUGGER HOLIDAY SPECIAL With Maria Rodale
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by Catherine Greenleaf
2M ago
Wishing you the happiest of holidays! In our final episode of the year, we invite you to join us for some festive cheer as we speak with legendary organic gardener and author Maria Rodale about her new book, Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys Into The Heart Of My Garden. In her book Maria chronicles the shamanic journeys she undertakes to communicate with plants, animals and insects. She says it's time for all of us to learn to love life and our gardens just as they are. We also have a special holiday message for the kids from Mrs. Peaknuckle. For more on Maria, go to www.mariarodale.com ..read more
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Pink Flamingo Fever With Dan Lebbin
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by Catherine Greenleaf
3M ago
Flamingoes in Wisconsin? Yes! In late August, Hurricane Idalia pushed dozens of Pink Flamingoes northward, with some landing in Virginia and even Wisconsin! Today we speak with Threatened Species specialist Dan Lebbin from the American Bird Conservancy about how the Flamingoes are doing and how things may go once the freezing cold weather arrives. For more information on the American Bird Conservancy, go to: https://www.abcbirds.org. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds, for twice-monthly discussions ..read more
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Hugger The Broad-Winged Hawk Is On Her Way To Guatemala!
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by Catherine Greenleaf
4M ago
Hugger, the Broad-Winged Hawk we are sponsoring with a tracking transmitter through Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, is migrating south and in the lead! Today we talk with Rebecca McCabe, a Broad-Winged Hawk biologist, about Hugger's flight south for the winter. As of this interview, Hugger has already flown over Chiapas, Mexico and seems headed to Guatemala for a second year in a row! For more on the Veracruz River of Raptors go to https://tinyurl.com/4rytca4y. For more info on Hawk Mountain Sanctuary go to: https://hawkmountain.org. Please sign the petition asking McCormick Place to turn off the lig ..read more
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Native Shrubs For Northeast Landscapes With Emily Baisden
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by Catherine Greenleaf
4M ago
Today we speak with Emily Baisden, Seed Manager at Wild Seed Project. She tells us all about the best native shrubs to grow to benefit birds and pollinators. You can order Wild Seed Project's new booklet, Native Shrubs For Northeast Landscapes by going to https://wildseedproject.net/. Native shrubs mentioned in this episode: Buttonbush; Winterberry; Highbush Blueberry; Bayberry; Sumac; Hazelnut; Spirea; Viburnum; Dogwood; Spicebush; Witch Hazel and Clethra. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds, for tw ..read more
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Don't Touch That Garden!
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by Catherine Greenleaf
5M ago
On today's show we talk about the importance of leaving your garden alone come the fall. Fall is also a good time to check for Asian Jumping worms. We also discuss the new buzz phrase: forest blocks. What are they and why it so important to protect them? Finally, we speak with state representative Greg Hill (Merrimack County/Northfield, NH) about an important bill he is trying to pass to protect marine life along the New Hampshire coastline (House Bill 442). Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds, for t ..read more
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Preventing Birds From Striking Windows With Daniel Klem
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by Catherine Greenleaf
5M ago
Fall migration time is here. Unfortunately, millions of songbirds die during migration each year flying into glass windows. Today we have as our guest Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr., noted ornithologist from Muhlenberg College and the author of an important book on how to prevent bird collisions with glass. Go to: https://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/ to learn more about the Lovitch's model windows for birds. We will be brainstorming the question: why are so many people not protecting birds from their windows? Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience res ..read more
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