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Oct 12, 2017

Chipmunks are a common sight here in the Northwoods, but how much do we know about them, or pay attention to them? In this episode of wildlife matters, the Masked Biologist takes you on a voyage of chipmunk discovery.

The Truth About Apples

Oct 10, 2017

In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the genetics of apples and the real story behind Johnny Appleseed.

Constructing Brush Piles

Oct 5, 2017

If you own a property with some trees or brush and would like to tinker with wildlife management, take note of today’s episode of Wildlife Matters. The Masked Biologist talks about brush piles for small mammal habitat.

When Problems Arise for Loons

Sep 28, 2017

The loon is an iconic Northwoods wildlife species, and this time of year it can get into some trouble—sometimes due to human activities. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist looks at some of the troubles encountered by loons.

Looking Back on Year One

Sep 21, 2017

History has taught us that we can prepare for the future by examining the past. In this week’s episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist looks back at a full year of episodes, and asks for your feedback.


Sep 14, 2017

Have you heard the distinctive call of the whip-poor-will? The Masked Biologist takes a closer look at this interesting member of the nightjar family in this episode of Wildlife Matters.

Nothing In Nature Is Wasted: Reclaimed Wood

Sep 12, 2017

In this month's installment of Field Notes Scott Bowe of Kemp Station discusses reclaimed wood, how nothing in Nature goes to waste.

The Value of a Buck

Sep 7, 2017

What’s a buck worth today? In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist examines why a dollar bill is referred to as a buck and what a buck was worth when the phrase was coined compared to today.

Fish Bait Reflections

Aug 31, 2017

You never know what will trigger a childhood lesson to spring to mind, or when. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist reflects on childhood memories of collecting fish bait with his uncle.

Hunting & Gathering Locally

Aug 24, 2017

Are you somewhat of a locavore? Many Northwoods residents are. In this episode of Wildlife Matters the Masked Biologist points out the benefits of hunting and gathering locally.

Amber Weldon, Marshfield Clinic

Today on WXPR, we look at drugs, specifically opioids and other drugs that are the focus of physicians, law enforcement and the public.

Locally, several organizations have put an emphasis on public awareness and curbing the use of prescription drugs to deal with patients' medical pain. To understand the opioid situation in the Northwoods, WXPR's Ken Krall has put together a forum with several people who work with patients in various ways.

For more information on the HOPE Consortium and the conference coming up on August 24, visit www.hopeconsortium.org

We all love that feeling we get when we solve a riddle or experience an aha moment that solves a nagging problem. In this month’s BrainWaves, Molly Rose Teuke looks at what makes those insights possible and how to have more of them.

Molly Rose Teuke is host of WXPR’s Thursday Midday Classics. She’s also a certified brain-based coach and leadership trainer, and teaches a community education course for Nicolet College, “Getting Your Brain on Your Side.”

Renewable Resources: Wild Rice

Aug 17, 2017

We have a lot of natural renewable resources here in the Northwoods—some you may think about, others you may not. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist takes a closer look at one important resource that might be easy to take for granted.

Big Foot in Wisconsin?

Aug 10, 2017

Bigfoot. As soon as you heard that word, you probably thought one of two things—either you believe they exist, or you don’t. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist delves into the world of cryptozoology and the ceaseless hunt for sasquatch.

The Broken Prop Award

Aug 8, 2017
Susan Knight

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.