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From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Management

Episode 134 - From the Woods Today - Invasive Species Management


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we go over how to approach a site-specific plan for invasive species management. We also have a segment on wild pig control and what to do if you spot any on your property.




From the Woods Today - Mushroom Cultivation

Episode 133 - From the Woods Today - Mushroom Cultivation


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we kick the new year off with a segment about how to grow and cultivate your own mushrooms. We also share some fun activities to participate in on National Bird Day, as well as discuss what to do with your old Christmas tree.




From the Woods Today - The Future of White Oak

Episode 131 - From the Woods Today - The Future of White Oak


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Jeff Stringer discusses how white oaks are not regenerating at levels necessary to maintain healthy and diverse forests and what that means for our future decades to come. We also have a segment on how barrels are made, as well as a third segment about how white oak plays a vital role for wildlife.




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 - Prescribed Fire

Episode 99 - From The Woods Today - Prescribed Fire


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss prescribed fire and why it's used. We also take you through what a forest management plan looks like and why landowners should have one. Lastly, we celebrate Woods & Wildlife for Your Wallet, a forestry event that has grown into one of the largest forestry and wildlife educational events in Kentucky.




From The Woods Today - Kentucky Wildflowers

Episode 98 - From The Woods Today - Kentucky Wildflowers


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Eric Comley is back to show us some beautiful native wildflowers that arise in the spring. We also have our tree of the week, as well as some information about an upcoming predator workshop and a vulture research update. Don't miss our special announcement at the end of the show!




From The Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness

Episode 93 - From The Woods Today - Invasive Species Awareness


It's North American Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW). Join us on From the Woods Today as we raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread.




From The Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions

Episode 86 - From The Woods Today - Woodland New Year's Resolutions


We often make New Year’s resolutions to initiate change in our lives. In this episode of From the Woods Today, we extend the idea of making New Year’s resolutions about your property and Kentucky’s woodlands and wildlife.




From The Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees

Episode 84 - From The Woods Today - Wildlife Friendly Trees


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss some trees that are beneficial to wildlife. We have a segment on Christmas trees, as well as another edition of What's Bugging My Tree.