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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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-08-09 20:00
last episode published
2018-08-16 20:00
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8.13 days
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Number of Episodes
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16.08.2018

Pet Day

Dr. Majure is ready for your pet questions on this "Pet Day" edition of Creature Comforts.
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9.08.2018

Tara Wildlife Nature Wildlife

Tara Wildlife is rooted in conservation and the beauty of nature. Mark Bowen is here from Tara to talk about its history, events, and the birding that serves as one of its major draws. Also, Dr. Majure is here answering your pet questions.
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2.08.2018

Butterfly Effect

Entomologist Audrey Harrison joins the program to talk about the monarch butterfly. She discusses where they can be found, how milkweed attracts them, and how their migration is truly a miracle.
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26.07.2018

Summer Birding

Have you ever wondered what kind of bird sings outside your window? Today we talk with avid birdwatcher, Steve Peterson about what birds can be seen this summer and how to enhance your homes birdfeeder.
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19.07.2018

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Nicole Smith, special coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, joins the show to talk about the events and exhibits at the museum. With special rotating exhibits and memorable permanent displays, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sci...
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12.07.2018

Turtle Power

Dr. Will Selman, from Millsaps College, stops by to talk about his work on the Pearl River and the turtles of Mississippi. Being positioned in a turtle hot zone, Mississippi is home to several turtles that can not be found anywhere else in the world.
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5.07.2018

Adopt-A-Stream

Deb Veeder, the Adopt-A-Stream program coordinator from The Mississippi Wildlife Federation, joins the Creature Comforts table to talk about keeping Mississippi's waterways beautiful and useful. Also, Dr. Majure takes your summer pet questions.
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28.06.2018

Army of Armadillos

Cathy Shropshire joins the program to talk about the armadillos found around the state. She also gives an update on her one women portrayal of Mississippi conservation pioneer, Fannye Cook.
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21.06.2018

Black Bears of Mississippi

Richard Rummel from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks -Black Bear Program is here to update us on the bears of the state. He discusses what to do if you see a bear in your area and how the bears play part in Mississippi's ecosystem.
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14.06.2018

Madtom Catfish

The madtom catfish is a lesser known fish of Mississippi. So today our guest Matt Roberts from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is here to tell us how it compares to the 16 other species of catfish in the state. Also, Dr. Majure t...
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7.06.2018

Hop to it

Kermit may be a native frog of Mississippi but our guest Joe McGee joins the show to talk about the ones found in your backyard. From the southern cricket frog all the way to the green tree frog we talk about these creatures that can be heard all arou...
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31.05.2018

Bird Songs

Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society stops by to talk bird watching and the upcoming Birding Camp.
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25.05.2018

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to this free-flowing treasure. Program coordinator, Erin Parker joins the show and talks about how the Pascagoula River is a great natural tool for Mississippi.
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17.05.2018

Fireflies

Did you know that a firefly is not really a fly? It belongs to the beetle family and today on the show we talk about these bioluminescent creatures with Paul Hartfield from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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10.05.2018

Bats of Mississippi

Dr. Nicole Hodges joins Creature Comforts to talk about the bats that call Mississippi home. Often misunderstood, these winged mammals play an important part in our environment.
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3.05.2018

Tara Wildlife

The executive director of Tara Wildlife, Gilbert Rose joins the show today to talk about this Mississippi jewel located just outside of Vicksburg. He also gives some details about the upcoming Spring Birding Weekend.
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19.04.2018

Spring Fishing

It's time to get your rod and reel (if you haven't already). We have Larry Bull, Assistant Director of Fisheries at Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks to talk about getting the best out of your next fishing trip. He talks about the latest f...
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12.04.2018

Too Close for Comfort

Kris Godwin from the USDA Wildlife Services is here to talk about when nature gets too close for comfort. We talk about vultures, snakes, raccoons, and other creatures that can be viewed as a nuisance.
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5.04.2018

Mississippi Snake Man

Terry Vandeventer, our resident snake expert, is back on the program to answer questions about the various snakes of Mississippi. Also, we highlight two upcoming events at the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
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29.03.2018

You and Your Pets

Dr. Majure is ready for another round of your pet questions. Talking about everything flea control to helping pets cope with severe weather today's show is all about making sure your pet is happy and healthy.
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22.03.2018

Pet Day

Dr. Troy Majure from the Animal Medical Center in Jackson answers your pet questions. Also, Dr. Majure and Kevin talk about some of the newest innovations for our furry friends.
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15.03.2018

Wild Hogs and other Nuisance Animals

Nuisance species biologist Anthony Ballard joins the program to talk about wild hogs and the problems they bring to environments.
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8.03.2018

Gopher Tortoise and the Black Pine Snake

Mississippi is home to many creatures so today we focus on the gopher tortoise and the black pine snake. Our guest Matt Hinderliter, from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, works with these creatures and will tell us how they are important to our ecosy...
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1.03.2018

Fossil Road Show

On the program, we have our favorite paleontologist George Phillips. The Fossil Road Show is coming up, also the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science celebrates 40 years of its paleontology program.
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22.02.2018

Pet Day

Dr. Troy Majure answers your pet questions and talks about having your pets prepared for severe weather. He also talks about arthritis in older pets.
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15.02.2018

Frog Song

With the Mississippi night air starting to include the sounds of frogs we bring naturalist Joe McGee to the program to tell us what they are saying. With close to 30 different frog species in Mississippi, there is much to hop about in this conversatio...
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8.02.2018

Backyard Winter Birds

Avid birdwatcher Steve Peterson is back on the program to talk about the winter birds here in the state.
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1.02.2018

Fishing in Mississippi

Ryan Jones from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks joins the program to talk about fishing in Mississippi. What you can catch, how much you can catch, and where you can fish is all discussed. Also, we look at the department's ...
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25.01.2018

Tom Mann & the Salamanders

Tom Mann is back on Creature Comforts to give an update on the Bucket Brigade and tell us how the salamander actually works for you. Dr. Majure is also back on the program from a much-deserved trip around the world.
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18.01.2018

Up Close & Personal

Special events coordinator for the Mississippi Natural Science Museum, Nicole Smith talks about a few upcoming events that will get you up close and personal with nature. Also, we talk about an upcoming film festival sponsored by the group Keep Jackson...
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11.01.2018

Bruce Reid and the Bald Eagle

Outreach specialist for Wildlife Mississippi, Bruce Reid joins the table to talk about the mighty bald eagle. Where can you find this bird of prey? How do you know if you have a nest in your area? These questions and a look at an upcoming winter bir...
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4.01.2018

Freshwater Conservation

Scott Lemmons from the Mississippi Chapter of the Nature Conservancy talks about some of their latest conservation projects. They most recently completed restoring important habitats along the lower Mississippi River.
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21.12.2017

Holiday Pets

During the holiday's pets are either caught in the shuffle or front and center for all the festivities. Dr. Majure answers today's round of pet questions and talks about becoming a new pet owner.
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7.12.2017

Bird Count & Your Pets

The Christmas Bird Count is here and it's not hard to participate. Libby Hartfield tells us what to expect this year and also talks about the legend Fannye Cook. Also, Dr. Majure answers your pet questions during this episode of Creature Comforts.
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30.11.2017

Mississippi Deer

William McKinley, Deer Program Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks joins the program to talk about the Mississippi deer population. Boasting one of the best in the country we talk about ways to keep Mississ...
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17.11.2017

Ducks & More

On this episode of Creature Comforts, we have Rob Ballinger from Wildlife Mississippi. He has been working with Mississippi bottomland hardwood/wetlands for many years and talks with us about these habitats and the upcoming duck hunting season.
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9.11.2017

The Wise Old Owl

Steve Peterson has been giving a hoot about the owls of Mississippi for a mighty long time. He joins the program today and shares his knowledge of this nocturnal bird of prey. Tune in and see if you can identify the owl you hear around your house at n...
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26.10.2017

Bird Watching 101

Dr. Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society joins the program to talk about how to get started as a bird watcher and what to look for this time of year. Also giving a history of the Audubon Society and the Christmas bird count, he and Libby answer...
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19.10.2017

Great Delta Bear Affair

Dr. Cathy Shropshire joins the program to talk about the Great Delta Bear Affair and the story of how Theodore Roosevelt got the nickname Teddy. Also, Dr. Majure returns and answers your pet questions.
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12.10.2017

1 Fish, 2 Fish

From the MS Museum of Natural Science biologist Karen Dierolf joins the show to talk about the fish of Mississippi and their senses. Also, Libby Harfield lets us know about some exciting events happening at the museum.
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21.09.2017

The Big Catch

Fisherman Bob Crosby joins the program to talk about fishing the Mississippi River. With plenty of prized catfish swimming the river he shares advice and stories from his time on the water.
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14.09.2017

Backyard Birds

The right bird feeder and patience will easily turn your backyard into a hungry birds destination. Cathy Ross from Wild Birds Unlimited joins the program pointing everyone from the novice to the experienced to a better birdscaped yard.
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7.09.2017

Pet Day

Dr. Troy Majure answers your pet questions on this very furry Pet Day episode. With topics of skin disorders, cataracts, and hearing loss, Dr. Majure addresses these questions and more.
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31.08.2017

Hummingbirds

Retired educator and avid bird watcher Steve Peterson joins Creature Comforts to talk about the hummingbirds he is seeing in Mississippi. He also gives tips about your bird feeder and how to attract humming birds to your feeder. Also, Dr. Majure talk...
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24.08.2017

Ticks

Ticks may be small, but their bite can pack a mighty punch. Dr. Robert Galli, from the University Medical Center, joins the show to talk tick bites and what to do after you have been bitten.
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17.08.2017

Pascagoula River Conservation

Becky Stowe, the director of Forest at the Nature Conservancy, joins the show to talk about the efforts to preserve the Pascagoula rivers rich legacy. Also, we talk about the upcoming eclipse and the effects it could have on your pets.
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10.08.2017

Prescribed Fire

Guest Robert Smith, the Coastal Program Coordinator for Wildlife Mississippi, joins the show to explain the benefits of wildfires and prescribed burnings. With many of southern Mississippi’s habitats fire dependent places like the rolling pine hills an...
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3.08.2017

Wildlife Extravaganza

Brad Young, executive director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, stops by to give details about the 31st edition of the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza. This event brings together outdoor enthusiast from all around the state and country. Also...
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27.07.2017

Healthy Snake Venom

Cathy Costello joins the program to share how snake venom is being used for medicinal purposes. Her upcoming lecture is "Why Snakes Are Important to Humans: Ecological, Medical and Economic Benefits".
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20.07.2017

Mississippi Black Bear Program

Jamie Holt and Richard Rummel from the Black Bear Program visit the show and give information about this native Mississippi bear. With black bear population increasing sightings have become more frequent and you should know what to do if you encounter...
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