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Outdoor Musings Podcast

Outdoor Musings is made available by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe and Seneca counties. This is the local podcast where educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension explore a wide variety of outdoor topics relevant to all of us, expanding our knowledge of the natural world around us. Thanks for tuning-in!

Hosted by the Soundcloud, Central Casting at Rochester Public Library

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  1. Vernal Pools - explore vernal pools and their importance for providing habitat for wildlife, plants, and amphibians.
  2. Releasing Wild Apple Trees
  3. Moles And Voles - learn the difference between Moles and Voles in appearance, behavior and habitat
  4. New York's Compost Awareness Week - learn the ecological importance of composting, beneficial techniques you can follow, and common materials you can use during New York's Compost Awareness Week
  5. Nature Trail Journal - Marci takes us around her property in Ontario County and gives us an incredible description of the natural changes that she has witnessed over 40 years and the current transformation of the landscape and spring flora
  6. The Importance of Trees - Susan discusses the importance of the myriad trees around us, their diverse age, size and biology. Trees provide fruit, spices, syrup and wood for furniture and homes and are a vital part of every ecosystem
  7. Poison Ivy - Susan discusses the identification, growing period, allergic reactions and control of poison ivy
  8. Nature Trail Journal II - Marci continues her Nature Trail Journal with updates on the season`s unusual weather and its effects on the trail's flora and fauna.
  9. The History of Ground Ivy - Jessica Reid, 4-H Educator, tells us about a common weed (Creeping Charlie/Ground Ivy) found in our area, and tells about its history prior to coming to the US as an invasive, obnoxious weed!
  10. Emerald Ash Borer - The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), also known by the acronym EAB, is a green buprestid or jewel beetle native to north-eastern Asia that feeds on ash species.Outside its native range, it is an invasive species and is highly destructive to ash trees native to Europe and North America.
  11. Nature Trail Journal III -  Marci takes us along the summer trail: dry weather, short blooms and a dry wet-meadow
  12. Nature Trail Journal IV - Marci takes us through the midsummer dry spell
  13. The Great Blue Heron - Jessica discusses the Great Blue Heron and its majestic prevalence around lakes and other bodies of water throughout New York State.


Susan Coyle
4-H Program Leader

Last updated July 28, 2020