The Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast show

The Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast

Summary: The Wildtalk Podcast is a production of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. On the Wildtalk Podcast, representatives of the Wildlife Division chew the fat and shoot the scat about all things habitat, feathers, and fur. With insights, interviews, and listener questions answered on the air, you'll come away with a better picture of what's happening in the world of Michigan's wildlife. Thank you for listening. Email questions to: dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov or call 517-284-9453

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 Ticks, ticks and more ticks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3156

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what habitat work is happening in the southwest part of the state, learn everything you probably ever wanted to know about ticks, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a sample of conservation officer activity reports from the field. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Holly Vaughn, Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Mark Mills Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Jean Tsao, Dr. Megan Porter and Dr. Dan O'Brien Law enforcement segment host: Katie GervasiWildlife Spotlight LinksTiger salamanderAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeMaple River State Game Area MapPrescribed burn informationInterview LinksMichigan.gov/LymeRadio Lab Podcast - Meat Allergy EpisodeThe Tick AppMailbag LinksTurtle informationMichigan.gov/TrappingMichigan.gov/WildlifeConservation Officer ReportsConservation officer bi-weekly reports

 Avian influenza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2568

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening with wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula, learn about avian influenza with Wildlife Veterinarian, Dr. Megan Moriarty, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about muskrats and how to avoid potential conflicts with them.  Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Karen Sexton Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Megan MoriartyWildlife Spotlight LinksSpotted turtleHerps of Michigan Around the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeBlack ternsInterview LinksWildlife DiseasesAvian influenzaAvian influenza testing numbersEyes in the fieldWildlife Disease Lab - 517-336-5030MDARD (domestic poultry) -  1-800-292-3939 or 517-373-0440 (after-hours)Mailbag LinksRiver ottersMichigan.gov/lymeNuisance bear informationRed squirrels Wildlife is Everywhere LinksMuskratsNuisance wildlife removal companiesMichigan.gov/trapping

 Please Leave Wildlife in the Wild | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3759

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening with wildlife habitat in the Southeastern Lower Peninsula, learn about why natural resource agencies remove wildlife from people keeping them as pets or rehabilitating them without a license, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about how to handle nuisance geese.  Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Terry McFadden Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Dan O'Brien, Dr. Kimberly Signs and Dr. Jim SikarskieWildlife Spotlight LinksMallardAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeInterview LinksWildlife DiseasesLicensed Wildlife Rehabilitator DirectoryMichigan.gov/RabiesMichigan Department of Health and Human ServicesMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/DNRLicensesMichigan.gov/WildlifeLandowners GuideAudubon plants for birds databaseWildlife is Everywhere LinksN/AMisc.Why the American Woodcock's Ears Are Below Its Big Eyes

 Spring birding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2074

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula, talk about birds with MiBirds coordinator, Erin Rowan, and hear listener questions answered during the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about avoiding conflicts with migratory birds. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Rex Ainslie Main Interview Guest(s): Erin Rowan Wildlife Spotlight LinksTurkey vultureAround the State LinksElk management planElk hunting infoDam managementInterview LinksMiBirdsMiBirds Facebook PageBirds mentioned:Red-winged BlackbirdSandhill CraneAmerican RobinKilldeerSong SparrowAmerican woodcockNorthern CardinalWilson's WarblerYellow WarblerRose-breasted GrosbeakAudubon plants for birds databaseAudubon Kirtland's Warbler webinarGlobal Bird Collison Mapper appAudubon Great Lakes Facebook PageMichigan DNR Stewardship DivisionAudubon Climate WatchSummer Global Big Day Michigan.gov/Birding Mailbag LinksNuisance turkey informationTurkey hunting informationMichigan.gov/DNRLicensesWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Wildlife Information

 Bear with us for a moment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1858

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southwest Lower Peninsula, talk about bears and large carnivores with Cody Norton, and hear listener questions answered during the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about how you can save yourself and the wildlife around your home from headaches this spring. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Mark Sargent Main Interview Guest(s): Cody Norton Wildlife Spotlight LinksFox SquirrelsAround the State LinksManaged Waterfowl AreasGourdneck State Game Area MapInterview LinksMichigan.gov/BearMichigan predator-prey study Michigan Natural Resources CommissionMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/HunterSafetyMichigan.gov/HuntingMichigan.gov/ElkWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Wildlife Information

 Wildlife adaptations to a changing climate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2433

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, talk about climate change and wildlife adaptation with Chris Hoving, and hear listener questions answered during the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about avoiding nuisance skunk issues. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Holly Vaughn, Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Bill Scullon Main Interview Guest(s): Chris Hoving Wildlife Spotlight LinksTrumpeter swanAround the State LinksForest compartment reviewMichigan.gov/WolvesDeer Wintering ComplexesBlack TernsSharptailed GrouseInterview LinksManaged Waterfowl AreasiNaturalisteBirdMichigan.gov/WaterfowlSeek appGreat Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Northern Institute of Applied Climate ScienceNational Climate AssessmentMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/TrappingMichigan.gov/TurkeyMichigan.gov/HuntingWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Wildlife Information

 Harvesting the Fur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2131

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southeast Region, talk fur harvesting with Adam Bump, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about the approaching breeding activities of coyotes and foxes. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Terry McFadden Main Interview Guest(s): Adam Bump Wildlife Spotlight LinksGray FoxAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WaterfowlInterview LinksMichigan.gov/TrappingMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/SOSWildlife is Everywhere LinksSnowy Owls Nuisance Wildlife InformationHow To Haze a  Nuisance Coyote (Video)

 Michigan: A Winter Wonderland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2022

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula Region, talk winter activities at Michigan State Parks with Maia Turek, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about winter bird watching activities and animal track identification in the snow. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Rex Ainsle Main Interview Guest(s): Maia TurekWildlife Spotlight LinksBald EagleAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/Wildlife Michigan.gov/ElkManistee River State Game Area MapDucks UnlimitedInterview LinksMichigan.gov/WinterFunMichigan.gov/Fishingmidnrreservations.comMichigan.gov/StateParksMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/MiHUNTMichigan.gov/RecSearchMichigan.gov/DNRDigestsNuisance Bear InformationMichigan.gov/DeerWildlife is Everywhere LinksAll About BirdsProject Feeder Watch

 The Deer Time of Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2742

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southwest Region, talk deer with Ashley Autenrieth and Chad Stewart, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with some helpful hunter safety tips. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: John Niewoonder Main Interview Guest(s): Ashley Autenrieth and Chad StewartWildlife Spotlight LinksCottontail RabbitMichigan.gov/SmallGameAround the State LinksMaple River SGA MapMichigan.gov/WaterfowlInterview LinksMichigan.gov/DeerMichigan.gov/CWDMichigan.gov/BovineTBMichigan.gov/WDMMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/HuntingMichigan.gov/DNRLicensesGreen FrogSquirrel PoxWildlife is Everywhere LinksMichigan.gov/HunterSafety

 The Legend of the Michigan Dogman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2186

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what fall work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, talk mythical creatures in Michigan folklore with Rachel Clark from the Michigan History Center, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about having a wildlife friendly Halloween. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Karen Sexton Main Interview Guest(s): Rachel ClarkWildlife Spotlight LinksStar-nosed MoleAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/Wildlife MUCC On-the-GroundInterview LinksMichigan Dogman SongMichigan.gov/MHCMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/SmallGameMichigan.gov/DNRDigests

 This Land Is Your Land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2573

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what fall work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southeast Lower Peninsula, talk about public lands with Kristin Wildman, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about fall elk viewing and bird watching. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Nate Levitt Main Interview Guest(s): Kristin WildmanWildlife Spotlight LinksBroad-Winged HawkAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/Wildlife Michigan.gov/WetlandWondersTurkey TractsInterview LinksState Game AreasPublic Input OpportunitiesLocal Biologist Contact InfoPublic Hunting Land MapsMichigan.gov/MiHuntMichigan.gov/DNRAccessibilityMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/BearMichigan.gov/GEMSMichigan Lizards and SalemandersMichigan.gov/InvasivesWildlife is Everywhere LinksEbirdAll About BirdsElk Viewing GuideElk Viewing Guide (Plain Text)

 Moose Extravaganza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2900

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what summer work is happening for Wildlife in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula, talk about Michigan Moose with Chad Stewart and Bill Scullon, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on how fencing can help to reduce your wildlife conflicts.   Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Rex Ainsle Main Interview Guest(s): Chad Stewart, Bill ScullonWildlife Spotlight LinksMooseAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeMichigan.gov/GEMSState Game AreasMichigan.gov/BovineTBMichigan.gov/ELKDucks UnlimitedInterview LinksMoose in MichiganMichigan Moose Lift (Video)Mailbag LinksMichigan.gov/BearMichigan.gov/TurkeyMichigan.gov/DeerWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Wildlife Information

 Bug Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3477

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what summer work is happening for Wildlife in Michigan’s Southwest, talk bugs with entomologist Howard Russell (Michigan State University’s bug man) and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on how to handle foxes in the hen house! Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Mark Mills Main Interview Guest(s): Howard RussellWildlife Spotlight LinksMonarch ButterflyAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeMichigan.gov/InvasivesMichigan.gov/MiMorelsMichigan Native SpeciesWhat is prescribed burning?Michigan.gov/HuntingMichigan.gov/WaterfowlDNR Shooting RangesInterview LinksMSU Department of Entomologybugman@msu.eduScientific American: Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging At LastMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/SmallGameMichigan.gov/DNRLicensesMichigan.gov/TurkeyWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Wildlife InformationMichigan.gov/Trapping

 Plan A: Leave Wildlife B | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4304

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening with wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula, learn about why natural resource agencies remove wildlife from people keeping them as pets or rehabilitating them without a license, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on how to handle Canada Geese if they become a nuisance on your property. Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air! Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner Producer: Eric Hilliard Around the State Guest: Bill Scullon Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Dan O'Brien, Dr. Kimberly Signs and Dr. Jim SikarskieWildlife Spotlight LinksCanada GooseAround the State LinksMichigan.gov/WildlifeNuisance Wildlife InformationMichigan.gov/InvasivesMichigan.gov/GEMSMichigan Birding AreasWhat is prescribed burning?Michigan.gov/HuntingInterview LinksWildlife DiseasesLicensed Wildlife Rehabilitator DirectoryMichigan.gov/RabiesMichigan Department of Health and Human ServicesMailbag LinksMichigan.gov/SmallGameMichigan.gov/WildlifeWildlife is Everywhere LinksNuisance Canada Goose InformationMichigan.gov/Waterfowl

 Wildtalk Bonus: Showcasing the DNR - Between the pages, a history lies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 526

This narrated Showcasing the DNR story, originally written by Katie Urban, can be found online here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2c3da64

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