wildlife http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Saving The Monarch's Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saving-monarchs-migration-conversation-ecologist-lincoln-brower <p>Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems like an impossible journey.</p><p>By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico.</p><p>Ecologist <a href="http://www.biology.sbc.edu/faculty/HomePageLPB.html" target="_blank">Lincoln Brower</a> has been studying monarchs for almost 60 years.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35381 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saving The Monarch's Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower Why Are Thousands Of Snow Geese In St. Charles And Lincoln Counties This Year? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-thousands-snow-geese-st-charles-and-lincoln-counties-year <p></p><p>If you live or spend time in St. Charles or Lincoln Counties, you’ve probably noticed an unusual number of <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/snow-goose">snow geese</a> around. The birds have been congregating near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers — estimates of their numbers run as high as 20,000.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:47:57 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are Thousands Of Snow Geese In St. Charles And Lincoln Counties This Year? Into The Wilds...Of Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wildsof-forest-park <p>When most St. Louisans want to see wildlife in Forest Park, they head for the St. Louis Zoo.<br><br>But <a href="http://www.forestparkforever.org/">Forest Park Forever</a> ecologist Peter VanLinn says there are plenty of animals in the rest of the park, too.<br><br>Not long after dawn on a brisk fall morning, he met up with St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra in Forest Park’s Kennedy Forest, to look for some.</p><p><br>LACAPRA: What kind of wildlife might we see in the Kennedy Forest?</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:37:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6838 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Into The Wilds...Of Forest Park Wildlife Rescue & Born To Be Wild At Saint Louis Science Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wildlife-rescue-born-be-wild-saint-louis-science-center <p>The <a href="http://www.slsc.org/">Saint Louis Science Center</a> has an exhibition and is showing a documentary film about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.</p><p>Host Steve Potter talks with David Lickley, the director of <a href="http://www.imax.com/borntobewild/"><em>Born to be Wild</em></a>, about the film on orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue them.&nbsp; Steve also talks with Bert Vescolani, the President and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center, about the Wildlife Rescue Exhibition.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:48:49 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 6045 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wildlife Rescue & Born To Be Wild At Saint Louis Science Center One Mark Twain National Forest wildfire mostly contained http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-mark-twain-national-forest-wildfire-mostly-contained-0 <p>Officials in southwestern Missouri say a fire in the Mark Twain National Forest has been mostly contained after charring more than 1,200 acres.</p><p>About 25 homes were evacuated after the fire began Thursday. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle says it started when a farmer&#39;s brush-clearing equipment hit a rock and created a spark. Kyle says one structure was damaged.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:15:19 +0000 The Associated Press 4068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Mark Twain National Forest wildfire mostly contained Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bat-disease-confirmed-missouri-likely-spread <p><strong><em>Updated at 3:00 p.m. to clarify and expand description of white-nose syndrome.</em></strong></p><p>A disease that has killed millions of bats across the eastern U.S. has been confirmed in Missouri for the first time.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:16:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread