Nature in the City http://kcur.org en Nature In The City: Spring 2014 http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-spring-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring has arrived in the Midwest and there are many wonders of nature to explore in our area. On today's <em>Central Standard</em>,&nbsp;our Kansas City nature experts discuss s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pring peeper and western chorus&nbsp;frogs, bald&nbsp;eagles, peregrine falcons, plus some&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">natural features that really shine in the spring. </span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:24:38 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53804 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Spring 2014 Nature In The City: Winter 2014 http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-winter-2014 <p>It's winter, and with shorter days, bone-chilling temperatures and snow and ice, we typically stay indoors.</p><p>Many forgo their daily walk in with nature. And most of us figure that there’s not much nature to see anyway.</p><p>But what are we missing?</p><p>As it turns out, we are missing a whole lot.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s that time again for Nature in the City, a quarterly look at the plants and animals in and around the metro.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 49807 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Winter 2014 Nature In The City: Autumn Is Here http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-autumn-here <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It&#39;s starting to actually feel&nbsp;like fall. Daylight is slipping away sooner, mornings are brisk and nights are chilly. As the temperature starts to cool, leaves start to slowly change to those beautiful warm colors of yellow, orange and red and will soon fall to the ground. Critters scamper about preparing for who knows what kind of winter.&nbsp;From bird migrations, strange insects, frog populations and more, autumn is certainly making her place in Kansas City.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:33:39 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 45184 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Autumn Is Here Nature In The City: Summer Edition http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-summer-edition <p>Summer is here, the humid days and the hot nights. The nesting robins and the walks through nature sanctuaries. The dead armadillos by the side of the road, yes, it’s all part of Nature in the City.</p><p><strong>Larry Rizzo,&nbsp;</strong>Natural History Biologist at the Missouri Department of Conservation in Kansas City, and <strong>Mark McKellar,&nbsp;</strong>formerly with the Nature Conservancy and the Audobon Society and now owner of the Backyard Bird Center in the Northland, join us to explore these issues and more on this summer edition of Nature in the City.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:53:48 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 39140 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Summer Edition Nature In The City: KC In Spring http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-kc-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a drawn out winter where we in Kansas City found ourselves hibernating through the snow and ice of March, spring has finally sprung. The trees are blooming and the landscape is finally peppered with color as plants and wildlife emerge from dormancy. On this Central Standard, we explore the nature around us as we transition into Spring.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:39:34 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 34778 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: KC In Spring Nature In The City: The Dead Of Winter http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-dead-winter <p>It may be the dead of winter, but there is still plenty of nature to see in the Kansas City area. &nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Larry Rizzo</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, natural history biologist, and&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Joe Werner</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, biologist and urban ecologist wi</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ll cover the best places to observe eagles and nesting Great Horned Owls, and explain what's going on pre-February with groundhogs. And we'll also explore how unseasonably warmer weather and a continued drought is affecting animal habits?</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:29:05 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Bill Anderson 31026 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: The Dead Of Winter Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-falling-autumn <p>You might've noticed a few tell tale signs of Autumn: the beginnings of fall foliage in the trees, flocks of birds migrating overhead... But one has to wonder, how did all that <em>dry </em>heat this summer affect our natural world as we fall into the Fall season? And how is the lingering drought impacting local wildlife?</p><p>On this Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we take an early Autumn look at <strong>Nature in the City</strong> with <strong>Larry Rizzo</strong>, natural history biologist, and <strong>Joe Werner</strong>, biologist and urban ecologist. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:52:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25347 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn Nature In The City: Drought Edition http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-drought-edition <p>This summer's drought is affecting everyone: from farmers to daily commuters to animals. Especially animals.</p> <p>On this Wednesday's Central Standard, it's another edition of Nature in the City with Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:32:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 21938 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Drought Edition Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-summer-birds-hiking <p>In Kansas City, we humans have adapted to our hot summer days with central air, <a href="http://www.tivolikc.com/" target="_blank">trips to the movies </a>and <a href="http://thejoneskc.com/" target="_blank">Jones Pool</a>... but how do wild animals do it?</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:58:18 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18939 at http://kcur.org Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-songbirds-spring-peepers-wildflowers <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/program/centralstandard"><em><strong>Central Standard</strong></em></a>, we take a look at <a href="http://kcur.org/topic/nature-city"><strong>Nature in the City</strong></a> in it&#39;s most colorful season.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:08:09 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 14591 at http://kcur.org Nature in the City: Songbirds, Spring Peepers & Wildflowers Nature In The City: Woodcocks & Chorus Frogs http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-woodcocks-chorus-frogs <p>On this Thursday's Central Standard, a closer look at Nature in the City, from the courtship displays of Woodcocks (a.k.a. Timberdoodles) to the sounds of Western Chorus Frogs. Enjoy our look at nature this time of year with our guests Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:43:41 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 12633 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Woodcocks & Chorus Frogs