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 firstname.lastname@example.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
Almost half of the longleaf pine acreage of the state is found in Perry, Forrest, and Lamar counties in southeast Mississippi. These areas have to be closely managed for the benefits of people and the creatures that call the longleaf pine forest home. Matt Hinderliter is back on the show to talk about the longleaf pine ecosystem and the role the gopher tortoise plays in it.Read More
The weather is warming up and the fireflies are starting to emerge. The darker the better for these bioluminescent beetles, who can actually sync their flashes. Paul Hartfield is back on the show today to help with the conversation and ask for your help with spotting these beautiful insects.Read More
Roads and streets might make our traveling a little easier but what impact does that new road have on our natural environment? What impact does it have on the plants and animals or the area? Amy Carson, a wildlife biologist from the US Fish and Wildlife Service is here to help with these questions also Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.Read More