Creature Comforts

Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
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2019-11-22 13:46
last episode published
2019-11-21 22:10
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21.11.2019

Creature Comforts Classic | Wild Turkey Talk

There was not a live airing of Creature Comforts today, but here is a classic episode of that originally aired on June 6, 2019. Just in time for Thanksgiving we hear about the wild turkey population in Mississippi and how to handle an encounter with th...
14.11.2019

Creature Comforts | November Pet Day

On Creature Comforts we cover just about all the animals found in Mississippi and beyond. From bats to bears, salamanders, and even the ones that share our homes. Today is an all pet day and Dr. Troy Majure is helps out with a new round of pet question...
7.11.2019

Creature Comforts | Winter Backyard Birds

Winter migratory birds are being seen around the state and with the proper feeding station your backyard could become a bird watching destination. Today on the show from Wild Birds Unlimited is Nathan Weissinger. He along with Dr. Troy Majure and Kev...
24.10.2019

Creature Comforts | Fall Migrating Birds

Friend of the show, biologist Joe McGee is back to talk about some of the migrating birds that are making their way through Mississippi. Have you seen any Kinglets yet? How about the Yellow-rumped Warbler? Joe talks about some of his recent bird sig...
17.10.2019

Creature Comforts: Alligator Snapping Turtle

The alligator snapping turtle looks like something from a time long ago, but if you are around Luke Pearson you see plenty of these freshwater creatures. Luke Pearson is a herpetologist from the University of Southern Mississippi and spends most of his...
10.10.2019

Creature Comforts: Autumn Ornithology & Frogs

During this early fall season the weather has been a hold over from summer, but now cooler temperatures have arrived. How has the fluctuation affected some of the creatures that call Mississippi home. Friend of the show, biologist Joe McGee is back t...
3.10.2019

Creature Comforts: Catching Big Blue

Bob Crosby is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain and has been fishing for trophy blue catfish in the Mississippi River for over ten years. Today he is back on Creature Comforts to talk about what is necessary when wanting to go after the big fish and h...
19.09.2019

Creature Comforts: Pearl Riverkeeper

The Pearl Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the Pearl River watershed ​through restoration, advocacy and education. Today on the program we welcome board member Billy Mitchell to talk about how he became a "Water ...
12.09.2019

Creature Comforts: The Pet Hospital Is Open

Dr. Troy Majure, veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center in Jackson, is here ready to answer your pet questions. The doors to the pet hospital are wide open. The outside temperature is still high and heat stroke is a real problem for pets. Dr. Maj...
22.08.2019

Creature Comforts: Benefiting the Butterfly

Our favorite entomologist Audrey Harrison joins the show to highlight the beauty of the butterfly. Milkweed plants are critical for the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and can be a great addition to any garden. The miracle that is the butterflies m...
8.08.2019

Creature Comforts: Hunter Education

All persons born after January 1, 1972 are required to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license. And today on the show Director of Hunter Education for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Par...
1.08.2019

Creature Comforts: eDNA and the Alligator Snapping Turtle

Biologists in Mississippi are using environmental DNA (eDNA) to document the occurrence of alligator snapping turtles throughout the state. Sheena Feist, Conservation Resources Biologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, joins the show to...
25.07.2019

Creature Comforts: Legal Boating

Enjoying the Mississippi outdoors is encouraged here on Creature Comforts with being safe and legal a top priority. Today on the show we bring in Central Mississippi Boating Coordinator for the Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, Marc McCleskey...
18.07.2019

Creature Comforts: Fishing Fishing

Fishing in Mississippi is one of its most popular recreational activities and there are plenty of places to catch great game fish. Jerry Brown, State Lake Coordinator with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks joins the show to t...
27.06.2019

Creature Comforts: Urban Forest

Donna Yowell has been an advocate for trees and green spaces for almost all her life. Now as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council she educates communities throughout the state about proper tree planning and the benefits of hav...
20.06.2019

Creature Comforts: Nesting Birds

With the change of every season nature brings us new sights and sounds. This summer do you know what birds are nesting in your neighborhood? Are you doing the right thing to attract these birds to your yard? Today our friend Joe Magee is back on the pr...
13.06.2019

Creature Comforts: Summer Spiders

Dr. Brent Hendrixson, professor of biology at Milsaps College, spends a lot of his time with some of the spiders and scorpions of the state. He is also an advocate for these creatures that play wonderful part in our ecosystem. Through out the program h...
6.06.2019

Creature Comforts: Wild Turkey Talk

Adam Butler from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks joins this edition of Creature Comforts to chat about the wild turkeys of the state. As the turkey program coordinator, Adam works closely with conservation efforts for wild tu...
30.05.2019

Creature Comforts: Summer Snakes

Terry Vandeventer is not afraid of snakes and does not want you to be afraid of them either. Serving as one of Mississippi's most passionate snake advocates, Terry has visited Creature Comforts before and always shares his wisdom about the snakes of Mi...
23.05.2019

Creature Comforts: Bats and Other Cute Creatures

Unless you are a super fan of Mississippi wildlife, you might not know the state is home to fifteen different species of bats. These winged mammals are a essential part of the Mississippi ecosystem and Kathy Shelton from the Department of Wildlife, Fis...
16.05.2019

Creature Comforts: Pet Day

The summer season is almost hear and we know that it can bring some challenges for our pets. So today Creature Comforts is dedicated to your pet questions. Dr. Troy Majure is always ready to share the knowledge and help out our creature friends. No que...
2.05.2019

Creature Comforts: Counting Fireflies

The weather is warming up and the fireflies are starting to emerge. The darker the better for these bioluminescent beetles, who can actually sync their flashes. Paul Hartfield is back on the show today to help with the conversation and ask for your h...
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26.04.2019

Critter Crossing

Roads and streets might make our traveling a little easier but what impact does that new road have on our natural environment? What impact does it have on the plants and animals or the area? Amy Carson, a wildlife biologist from the US Fish and Wildl...
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11.04.2019

Seeing the Shrew

Shrews often go unseen to the majority of the world, but even if you have seen one you might have mistaken it for a more familiar small mammal. On today's show, we welcome back Mississippi wildlife mainstay, Dr. Cathy Shropshire to discuss these littl...
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4.04.2019

NatureFEST!

NatureFEST! is one of the most popular events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science every year. It is a great opportunity to explore and learn about nature with various activities and animals. We welcome special events coordinator at the museu...
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28.03.2019

Problem Plant

Giant Salvinia is invading many of Mississippi's waters and harming the creatures that call them home. This invasive plant grows rapidly and reduces the oxygen supply in the water. Dennis Riecke from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries an...
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21.03.2019

Fly Eagles Fly

Today one of our favorite birdwatchers, Steve Peterson is back on the program to talk about eagles and other birds of the state. Also, Dr. Majure comments about the most popular dog breeds in the country.
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14.03.2019

Creature Comforts: March of the Pets

Dr. Troy Majure spent the hour answering your pet questions:dogs afraid of thunderdogs who eat bugsdog fightspuppies!dogs that scratchasthma?cats with allergiesmore scratchingeven more scratchingpaw lickingmore dog fightspet foodmuzzle like a crock ? H...
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7.03.2019

Finding Fossils

The 16th Annual Fossil Raod show is this Saturday (March 9) and our favorite paleontologist George Philips joins the show to show is latest findings. He also talks about the changes coming to the show and answers questions about how to search for foss...
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28.02.2019

Bird Language

Do you know the difference between a bird song and a bird call? Birds have a language all their own and Dr. Sarah Hammond (Clinton Community Nature Center) is here to help decipher their conversation. Also, Dr. Majure wraps up Pet Dental Health Mont...
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21.02.2019

Aquatic Insects

Entomologist Audrey Harrison is back on the program to talk about the aquatic insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. She also gives us an update about the recent butterfly population reports. And Dr. Majure gives more tips about keeping the...
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14.02.2019

Love & The Birds

The lovebirds are chirping but will you see them during this years backyard bird count? Maybe if you're backyard is in Africa, but biologist Joe Magee is here to talk about the birds that might be found in a Mississippi backyard this time of year. We...
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7.02.2019

Mississippi River Catfish

Bob Crosby, owner of Blue Cat Guide Service, is a fisherman by choice and Mississippi River guide by trade. He joins the program to talk about catching the catfish of the Mississippi River and what a proper tackle would have to help reel in the big on...
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31.01.2019

The Dragonfly

Dr. Doug Clarke joins the program to talk about the beautiful and bizarre world of the dragonfly. With the title of the fastest insect on earth, the dragonfly and damselfly have an important role in nature as predator and prey. Dr. Clarke also share...
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24.01.2019

Guess Who?

This winter season has been unusually mild and if you listen closely you can already hear the call of certain frogs. Our resident "frog guy", Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about what he has been hearing and answers questions from callers. ...
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17.01.2019

White-tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer is the official land mammal of the state and it's number one game animal. Kamen Campbell, private land biologist at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Park, joins the show to talk about the white-tail deer. H...
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10.01.2019

New Pets

As the first show of 2019, we shed a spotlight on our four-legged companions. It's a pet day and Dr. Majure is here ready to make sure your pets are healthy for the new year. We also talk about what is needed when you have a new pet at home.
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20.12.2018

Christmas Pet Day

This is the last pet day of 2018 and its full of your questions about your furry friends. Dr. Majure is full of advice and talks about flea control during these winter months. He and Kevin also look toward the holiday with some top holiday pet gifts.
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13.12.2018

Cavity Nesting Birds

Cavity-nesting birds can be found in snags all around Mississippi. You might even have one in your backyard. Biologist, Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about these birds and how the right birdhouse could attract them to your area.
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29.11.2018

Christmas Bird Count 2018

Libby Hartfield is back in-studio and has plenty of information about the upcoming Christmas Bird Count. She shares details about 19 different birdwatching events from the five Audubon Society chapters around the state. Also, Dr. Majure is here answe...
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16.11.2018

Wildlife & You

Adam Rohnke, wildlife biologist for Mississippi State University, is back on the program discussing how and why Mississippians feel about wildlife. Public feelings play a major part in the official management of wildlife. Also, Dr. Majure talks about...
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8.11.2018

Fall Birds of Mississippi

Today on the program we welcome Adam Rohnke, biologist from Mississippi State University, to talk about the birds that call Mississippi home during the fall and winter seasons. We also play a game of bird calls and talk about proper puppy weight with ...
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1.11.2018

Ticks!

Ticks are small arachnids but can carry some big diseases. Dr. Robert Galli, from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is back on the program to talk about treating tick bites, how to avoid them, and the proper way to remove a tick.
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18.10.2018

Critter Catcher

Mike McDowell has been catching critters for many years. It started out as keeping his family farm intact then eventually he turned into a career. Known as the Critter Catcher, Mike joins the show to share tips about keeping your home critter free an...
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11.10.2018

Nature's Bite

Nonvenomous snakes are more common but venomous snake bites do happen and its best to always be alert in nature. Dr. Robert Galli rejoins the program to talk about handling a snake bite and what to look for when identifying a venomous snake.
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4.10.2018

October's Pet Day

Dr. Majure is here answering another round of your pet questions. Also as the fall season begins, Dr. Majure talks about your pets and interacting with the seasonal house guest.
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20.09.2018

Lovebug

Lovebugs are in season and can be seen on car bumpers everywhere. Libby Hartfield and Dr. Troy Majure explore these little creatures and even dispell some folklore surrounding their origins.
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13.09.2018

Tom Mann & His Congress

Friend of the show, Tom Mann is back talking about the salamanders of Mississippi. He talks about the various species, where to find them, and how you can help with their seasonal migration.
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6.09.2018

Pearl Riverkeeper

The Pearl Riverkeeper main focus is the health of the Pearl River Basin which covers 24 counties in Central and Southern Mississippi, 2 Louisiana parishes and its tributaries. We talk with founder Abby Braman about how her organization is working to k...
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30.08.2018

Jackson Zoo

The Jackson Zoo has been drawing in visitors for more than 90 years and continues to be an attraction today. We welcome EJ Rivers to the program today to talk about upcoming events at the zoo and the many animals that call it home. Also, Dr. Majure a...
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