Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to email@example.com and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
Shrews often go unseen to the majority of the world, but even if you have seen one you might have mistaken it for a more familiar small mammal. On today's show, we welcome back Mississippi wildlife mainstay, Dr. Cathy Shropshire to discuss these little creatures. Also, we get caught up on her performances as wildlife icon Fannye Cook.Read More
NatureFEST! is one of the most popular events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science every year. It is a great opportunity to explore and learn about nature with various activities and animals. We welcome special events coordinator at the museum, Nicole Smith to explain this event.Read More
Giant Salvinia is invading many of Mississippi's waters and harming the creatures that call them home. This invasive plant grows rapidly and reduces the oxygen supply in the water. Dennis Riecke from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks stops by to tells us how boaters, anglers, and anyone who enjoys Mississippi's waters can help stop the spread of the problem plant.Read More