A Talk on the Wild Side

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Today on the Tuesday Morning Show John Latimer and I found out about Bosque Eterno de los Ninos - the Children's Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Kelsey Demianuik and Leslie Corrales are visiting Minnesota and told us more about the largest private reserve in Costa Rica that was bought and protected in large part by students around the world. 

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We welcomed back MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr today.  He gave us a broad understanding of what public lands are in MN and how are state is different.  We also covered conservation legacy partners grants, aquatic invasive species, Mille Lacs lake and other issues.  Tune in! 

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This morning John Latimer asked DNR Bee Specialist Crystal Boyd "what is THE single easiest, most important thing that any of us could do to increase or help out our pollinators.  Crystal said "Plant local native wildflowers....if you provide it they will come!" 

She also told us about a great resource Bumble Bee Watch, where citizen scientists (that's you!) can post photos and get help with identification. 

Leopold Foundtion

Tuesday mornings at 7:50 forest ecologist Harry Hutchins joins staff phenologist John Latimer for "A Talk On The Wild Side".  This week Harry took the opportunity to wish Aldo Leopold a happy birthday and also remind us to find our mentors.  When you meet people who know more than you, spend time with them.  Amazing things can happen.  Harry talks here about the people he met early in his career that lead him to what he has spent his life studying.  Who are your mentors?  What are the moments in your life that lead you to where you are?  Email us!