Field Notes

The Broken Prop Award

Aug 8, 2017
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In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us what happens when things go wrong in the field.

You hear Field Notes on the second Tuesday of every month, exclusively on WXPR.

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For this next installment of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the tough-as-nails tiny invertebrates known as tardigrades.

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Last fall forestry and law enforcement officials in northwestern Wisconsin started receiving reports of paper birch trees being stolen from public and private lands. The tree's Latin name is Betula papyrifera, and like the name implies, its white, papery bark is popular for Northwoods-style decorations and crafts, driving demand for raw material.

If you have listened to a few of these “Field Notes," you know that I often manage to screw up while out doing field work.  There was the time I got slammed onto the ice when my ice auger suddenly broke through, giving me a spectacular black eye. I once left a canoe near shore and, after taking all of my heavy equipment out, allowed the boat to drift off across the lake. Another time, I was SCUBA diving and stupidly ran out of air, scaring myself to death.

In this month’s installment of Field Notes, Scott Bowe of Kemp Natural Resources Station explains how trees survive brutal winters…

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In this month's installment of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station pushes back the frontier of science...

Under the Big Pine

Nov 8, 2016

In this month’s edition of Field Notes, Scott Bowe from the University of Madison’s Kemp Natural Resources Station schools us about what “under the big pine” really means…

In this month's edition of Field Notes Trout Lake Biologist Susan Knight talks about tasty yet sometimes poisonous foods...

Sara's Bog

Oct 5, 2016

In this month's edition of Field Notes,  Trout Lake Station Biologist Susan Knight learns it's valuable to pay attention to the small things...

Our Forests and Sustainability

Jul 12, 2016
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  For this month’s edition of Field Notes, Scott Bowe of Kemp Natural Resources Station talks about the importance of the forest industry and the ecological role it plays when it comes to our forest’s well-being.  

Scott Bowe has taken over Tom Steele’s position at Kemp Station as well as his position in the rotation for Field Notes.

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A new voice will be added to WXPR's airwaves soon.

Scott Bowe has taken over Tom Steele's position as Superintendent of Kemp Natural Resources Station, and he's  taking over Steele's spot for the monthly saga Field Notes. Bowe stopped by the studios last week to record his first episode. Miranda Vander Leest caught up with Bowe about his new on-air and off-air duties. 

Tune in Tuesday, July 12 at 7:45 and 5:45 for Scott Bowe's first episode of WXPR's monthly commentary Field Notes. 

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In this month’s edition of Field Notes, Trout Lake Station Biologist Susan Knight talks about her frustrating project with aquatic invasive species control. 

Frog Songs and Ecosystem Resilience

May 18, 2016

    

The American Beech

Apr 5, 2016
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