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From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom?

Episode 123 - From the Woods Today - What is a Mushroom?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn what a mushroom is for National Mushroom Day. We also have a presentation on what to do when a disaster strikes and a brief overview of the book, Water in Kentucky.




From the Woods Today - Plant Selection for the Host

Episode 117 - From the Woods Today - Plant Selection for the Host


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we talk about how insects and amphibians rely on native plants and learn some tips to gear landscape design mindsets toward the host first and plant second. We also have a segment on prepping your yard for fall pollinators, as well as discuss how to implement fire on landscapes to improve the health of our forested systems.




From the Woods Today - Coyotes

Episode 108 - From the Woods Today - Coyotes


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. John Cox shares the fascinating story of the coyote and how we can learn to manage and live with this new member of our ecological community. We also have our monthly What's that Fungus segment.




From the Woods Today - Common Kentucky Mushrooms

Episode 104 - From the Woods Today - Common Kentucky Mushrooms


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Megan Buland shares some common mushrooms you might find in your woodlands and how to identify them. We also have current KWOA President, Doug McLaren, with us to discuss what the organization does and how you can get involved!




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 - Forested Stream Buffers

Episode 88 - From The Woods Today - Forested Stream Buffers


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss how to create and manage stream buffers and all of the benefits these features can offer. We also have a segment on how to grow mushrooms from home, as well as a segment on forest carbon markets.




From The Woods Today - THANKFUL

Episode 83 - From The Woods Today - THANKFUL


This week's episode of From the Woods Today is a Thanksgiving special! We reflect on and celebrate how trees, woodlands, woodland owners, and those who support them enrich our lives and world. We have our tree of the week and a festive mushroom highlight, as well as some information and fun facts about turkeys.




From The Woods Today - What are Invasive Plants?

Episode 82 - From The Woods Today - What are Invasive Plants?


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Ellen Crocker gives an overview of invasive plants; what they are, what they can look like, and why they are a problem. We also have our tree of the week and monthly mushroom highlight, as well as a look into some research on stave drying.




From The Woods Today - Monarch Tagging

Episode 75 - From The Woods Today - Monarch Tagging


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn about the monarch’s life history, how we study its migratory journey, and how you can get involved with protecting this amazing butterfly. We also have our reoccurring tree of the week segment as well as our monthly mushroom highlight.




From The Woods Today - Water Quality Plan Update

Episode 69 - From The Woods Today - Water Quality Plan Update


In this episode of From the Woods Today, Dr. Gumbert returns to show us the redesigned web-based tool for developing KY Ag Water Quality Plans. It's time for our monthly mushroom highlight and "What's Bugging My Tree?" segments, as well as our tree of the week.