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Outdoor Elements - August 9th, 2020

Episode #1805 - August 9th, 2020
Bats are an important part of our ecosystem as they help keep the numbers of bugs down. The Woodcock is a rare bird that you will only find in certain habitats. Ancilla College has been installing solar panel instillations for an alternative energy source.
Original Airdate: August 09, 2020

In This Episode

  • August 9th, 2020 Photo
    Bat Tracking
    Dr. Laura Kloepper More Information
    August 9th, 2020 Photo

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    Bats are an important part of our ecosystem as they help keep the numbers of bugs down. They also have been struggling with loss of habitat and other ecological challenges. There is a large population of Big Brown Bats at St. Patrick’s County Park and a group from Saint Mary’s College is studying them in a different way. We’ll see the technology they are using and find out what they are learning during their research.

    Guests

    1. Dr. Laura KloepperSaint Mary’s College

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    Woodcock Adaptations
    Dan Barriball More Information
    August 9th, 2020 Photo

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    The Woodcock is a rare bird that you will only find in certain habitats. We will go in search of the Woodcock and learn about how they have adapted to survive, and we’ll find out about the unique “dance” they do during mating season.

    Guests

    1. Dan BarriballDunes Calumet Audubon Society MemberIndiana Audubon Society Member

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    Solar Pollinator Habitat
    Adam Thada More Information
    August 9th, 2020 Photo

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    Ancilla College has been installing solar panel instillations for an alternative energy source. While the solar panels take the sun and use it for a clean source of energy, they decided to make even better use of the sun and the space around the panels by planting native wild flowers. We’ll find out why they decided to go this direction and what it could mean for the habitat around the.

    Guests

    1. Adam ThadaDirector of Ecological RelationshipsThe Center at Donaldson

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