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From the Woods Today - Common Wildlife Issues in Kentucky

Episode 127 - From the Woods Today - Common Wildlife Issues in Kentucky


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss some common wildlife issues that you might be seeing on your property and some resources to help. We also have the return of our beloved Tree of the Week segment, as well as a video showcasing this year's Outstanding Forest Steward Award recipient.




From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees

Episode 122 - From the Woods Today - Primary Growth of Trees


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn how trees grow, both underground and above. We also have a segment on fall leaf color.




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 - History of the American Chestnut

Episode 114 - From the Woods Today - History of the American Chestnut


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we learn the history of the American Chestnut, how it used to be all over Kentucky's landscapes, and what you can do to help save it. We also walk you through the process of hunting for and reporting American chestnut trees you find in the wild using the Tree Snap app.




From the Woods Today - Golden Eagles

Episode 110 - From the Woods Today - Golden Eagles


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss golden eagles in Kentucky and conservation initiatives, habitat use, migrations, and the importance of places like Bernheim Forest for wildlife. We also have our Tree of the Week segment, as well as some information about an upcoming program for Kentucky woodland owners.




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 - Sustainable Oak Management Practices

Episode 106 - From the Woods Today - Sustainable Oak Management Practices


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we discuss what you can do to aid in sustaining healthy upland oak forests, as well as some oak management practices that have been developed by forest researchers and forestry experts to both regenerate and maintain oaks. Dr. Carrie Pike joins us to talk about the new seed collection zones for the eastern US. We also have our ever popular Tree of the Week segment.




From The Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting

Episode 101 - From The Woods Today - Tree Selection and Planting


In this episode of From the Woods Today, we're talking trees! Dr. Ellen Crocker teaches us how to select the perfect tree for your landscape and then how to successfully plant it. We also have our popular Tree of the Week segment.




From The Woods Today - 100th Episode Special

Episode 100 - From The Woods Today - 100th Episode Special


It's our 100th episode! Celebrate with us as we discuss earth day, scouting for invasive plants, reforestation and birds, and tree identification. We also announce some of our giveaway winners at the end of the show.




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!