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The Wandering Naturalist

May 6, 2020

Learn how early European settlers in the 1800s navigated childcare by listening to guest Jayne Becker from The Landing. How was the diaper invented? What games were played? Listen to find out! 


May 6, 2020

Childcare among humans has advanced across history within many cultures, but it has never been easy.  Michelle Defoe of the Red Cliff Ojibwe tells us about traditions she has reclaimed after they were lost or suppressed during the Boarding School area and how she feels they have helped her in raising her children.


May 6, 2020

Time to visit Gale Woods Farm with supervisor Tim Reese to talk all things farm babies.  Tim highlights volunteer project Lamb Watch and other farm babies you may encounter on a visit to the farm.  Listen to learn more about this unique working farm and what to expect on your spring trip to Gale Woods Farm. 


May 6, 2020

Join Angela and Brandon as they celebrate Mother's Day by discussing the spectrum of parental care found throughout the animal kingdom.  Some animals have little if anything to do with their offspring other than laying eggs.  Other animals can be as involved with raising young as humans.  It all depends on the species...


Apr 1, 2020

Trumpeter Swans are now a common sighting in the metro area of Minnesota but still little is understood about their movements and habitat selection.  David Wolfson, a current Ph. D. student at the University of Minnesota, is studying Trumpeter Swans through solar powered GPS neck collars. The Wildlife Rehabilitation...