From the Woods Kentucky is a weekly radio show on WRFL 88.1 FM Lexington. The co-hosts for the show are Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka. The show airs spring semester 2019 on Mondays from 11 am until noon on 88.1 FM in Lexington, KY. Listen live to WRFL 88.1 FM.

Recordings of From the Woods Kentucky will be archived below. 


Episode 32 - River Otters

Guest: Gabriela Wolf - Graduate Teaching Assistant, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/15/2019)


Episode 31 - Snakes

Guests: Dr. Steven Price - Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology; Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management. UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 4/8/2019)


Episode 30 - Urban Forestry

Guests: Nic Williamson - Urban Forest Initiative Coordinator, University of Kentucky; Heather Wilson - Municipal Arborist, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government; Emily Ellingson - Curator and Native Plants Collection Manager, The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky (air date 4/1/2019)


Episode 29 - Timber Harvest

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 3/25/2019)


Episode 28 - Ticks

Guest: Paul Bellamy - Graduate Student, Master of Public Health, UK College of Public Health (air date 3/18/2019) (Photo by L. Townsend)


Episode 27 - Forestry Careers

Guest: Dr. Jim Ringe, Professor of Marketing, Economics, and Wood Products, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Also joining us Maya Collins-Paterson, Wayne Centers, and Laurie Thomas (air date 3/11/2019)


Episode 26 - Bees

Guest: Dr. Tammy Horn Potter - Kentucky State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Doug Potter, Graduate Student, UK Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 3/4/2019)


Episode 25 - Silviculture

Guest: Dr. John Lhotka - Associate Professor of Silviculture, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 2/25/2019)


Episode 24 - Woodland Owner Resources

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 02/18/19)


Episode 23 - Great Backyard Bird Count

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 2/11/19)


Episode 22 - Master Naturalist

Guest: Dr. Carmen Agouridis and Dr. Ellen Crocker - College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (air date: 2/4/2019)


Episode 21 - Landscape Ecology

Guest: Dr. Jian Yang - Assistant Professor of Forest Landscape Ecology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 1/28/2019)


Episode 20 - Fungi

Guest: Dr. Ellen Crocker - Post Doctoral Scholar, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 01/21/2019)


Episode 19 - Firewood

Guest: Doug McLaren - Retired Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 1/14/2019)


Episode 18 - Woodland Owners

Guest: Billy Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 01/03/19)


Episode 17 - Deer

Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 12/20/18)


Episode 16 - Watersheds

Guest: Dr. Chris Barton - Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 12/13/18)


Episode 15 - Citizen Science

Guests: Dr. Ellen Crocker, Dr. Carmen Agouridis, Laurie Thomas, - College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (air date 12/6/2018)


Episode 14 - Turkeys

Guest: Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/29/2018)


Episode 13 - Christmas Trees

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/15/18)


Episode 12 - Herpetology

Guest: Dr. Steven Price - Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/8/2018)


Episode 11 - Robinson Forest

Guest: Dr. Jeff Stringer - Chairman, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 11/1/2018)


Photo of Indiana bat

Episode 10 - Bats

Guest: Dr. Mike Lacki - Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/25/2018)


Episode 9 - Wood Products

Guest: Chad Niman - Primary Forest Products Specialist, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/18/2018)


Episode 8 - Wildlife Questions

Guest: Dr. Matthew Springer - Assistant Extension Professor of Wildlife Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 10/11/2018)


Urban Forest Initiative

Episode 7 - Urban Forest Initiative

Guest: Dr. Mary Arthur and Nic Williamson - UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Urban Forest Initiative (air date 10/4/18)


Fall Colors - Photo by Tom Barnes

Episode 6 - Fall Colors

Guest: Laurie Thomas - Extension Forester, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/27/18)


Photo of Stratton Hatfield and Martial Eagle

Episode 5 - Martial Eagles

Guest: Stratton Hatfield - Masters Graduate Student, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/20/2018)


Photo of John Cox and black bears

Episode 4 - Black Bears

Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/13/18)


Photo of Chris Barton

Episode 3 - Green Forests Work

Guest: Dr. Chris Barton - Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/06/18)


Photo of Ellen Crocker using TreeSnap

Episode 2 - Forest Health

Guest: Dr. Ellen Crocker - Post Doctoral Scholar, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Abe Nielsen, Forest Health Specialist, Kentucky Division of Forestry (air date 08/30/2018)


Photo of Jeff Stringer at an Extension event

Episode 1 - What is Forestry?

Guest: Dr. Jeff Stringer - Chairman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 8/23/2018)