UK Department of Entomology

From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore

Episode 126 - From the Woods Today - Leeches and Other Lore


This episode of From the Woods Today is a Halloween Special. Join us as we tell the tales about creepy things in the forest including leeches, burying beetles, vampire bats, zombie fungus, and more!




From the Woods Today - How Insects Find Food

Episode 118 - From the Woods Today - How Insects Find Food


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Jonathan Larson joins us to talk about what insects can smell with their antennae and how they use that to find the things they want to eat. We also have a discussion about what Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is, how it spreads, and where it's found, as well as our Tree of the Week segment.




From the Woods Today - Fireflies

Episode 111 - From the Woods Today - Fireflies


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jonathan Larson returns to discuss the magic of fireflies. We also have a guest from the Kentucky Division of Forestry share what a service forester does. Our last segment of the show is about steam weeders and how to use one.




From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly and Spongy Moths

Episode 107 - From the Woods Today - Spotted Lanternfly and Spongy Moths


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jonathan Larson discusses two invasive species that pose distinct hazards to Kentucky woodlands and shares information about a citizen science effort to report sightings of them or their hosts to help monitor for these hungry critters. We also have our monthly Pesky Plant segment, as well as our Tree of the Week.




From The Woods Today - Mussels

Episode 102 - From The Woods Today - Mussels


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we are joined by Dr. Wendell Haag to talk about mussels. We also have a popular returning guest, Dr. Jonathan Larson, with us to talk about tick prevention and safe removal.




From The Woods Today - Spring Bug Emergence

Episode 96 - From The Woods Today - Spring Bug Emergence


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Larson is back to talk about how different beneficial and pest insects are able to overwinter and survive the cold temperatures and snow that gets thrown at them. We also have our Tree of the Week Segment, as well as another edition of What's That Fungus? We also discuss the new White Oak Conservation Plan.




From The Woods Today - Creepy Things In The Forest

Episode 80 - From The Woods Today - Creepy Things In The Forest


This episode of From the Woods Today is a Halloween special. This show features some things from the forest that we commonly view as spooky, such as bats, spiders, and other creepy crawlers. We also have our tree of the week segment as well as an update on our upcoming programs.




From The Woods Today - Woodland Bug Friends

Episode 67 - From The Woods Today - Woodland Bug Friends


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Larson, UK Entomology, shares some friendly bugs you might want to keep around your woodlands as they provide many benefits. We have our tree of the week segment, as well as our Pesky Plant of the month - which is the host for a new invasive bug that has just been found in Kentucky.




From The Woods Today - White Oak Genetics Program

Episode 60 - From The Woods Today - White Oak Genetics Program


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about the White Oak Genetics and Tree Improvement program and the tremendous progress made so far, as well as how viewers can be involved. We also have a segment on bugs that suck and our beloved tree of the week.




From The Woods Today - Economic Contribution of Forests

Episode 50 - From The Woods Today - Economic Contribution of Forests


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss the economic contribution of Kentucky's forests. We have segments on tent caterpillars, how to coexist with bears, and our tree of the week.