Outdoor Radio

Outdoor Radio

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The Vermont Center for Ecostudies and VPR unite the sounds and science of nature in this monthly feature. The program is hosted by biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra, who share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for wildlife education and conservation.More from Outdoor Radio »

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Outdoor Radio: Chickadees At Your Feeder

This is the time of year when Black-capped Chickadees congregate at bird feeders, making their distinctive sound. These affable little birds are...

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Outdoor Radio: Snow Geese

The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a destination spot for bird watchers who come to see the thousands of snow geese that flock there....

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Outdoor Radio: The Phenology Of Fall

We all learned the basics of how and why leaves change color in the fall. But on this edition of Outdoor Radio, we take a deeper look at the chemistry...

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Outdoor Radio: In Search Of The Endangered Timber Rattler

Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra head to central Vermont in search of the Timber Rattlesnake.

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Outdoor Radio: The Distinct Song Of The Threatened Whip-Poor-Will

Biologists Kent McFarland and Sarah Zahendra head out to West Haven, Vermont at dusk to brave a cloud of mosquitoes in search of the song of the...

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Outdoor Radio: Counting Endangered Terns On Champlain's Papasquash Island

Hard hats in hand, Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra head to the docks at Lake Champlain. They are taking a boat to Papasquash Island, owned...

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Outdoor Radio: Peregrine Falcons On The Bolton Cliffs

Biologists Kent McFarland and Sarah Zahendra of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies recently took a trip to the Bolton Cliffs in search of a mighty bird.

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Outdoor Radio: The Hustle And Bustle Of Vernal Pools In Spring

On an early spring day, biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra stand in front of a vernal pool in Strafford. It’s noisy. “The wood frogs are going...

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Outdoor Radio: The Winter-Loving Gray Jay

On a balmy, 25-degree afternoon in winter, three Vermonters go to the tiny town of Victory in the Northeast Kingdom in search of the fearless Gray Jay.

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Outdoor Radio: Exploring Above And Below The Ice

Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra glide out on to the ice covering Lake Morey in Fairlee. “It’s February in Vermont and it’s pond hockey time...

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