Saturday, November 21, 2009

Twin Cities Naturalist Podcast: November 2009

Posted by Kirk
The November 2009 edition of the Twin Cities Naturalist Podcast is now online. Click the player below to listen.

This month's show topped out at a new record of 29 minutes. We usually try to keep them shorter but we had a great time interviewing two guests this month, Jamie McBride and April Rust. Jamie was the outgoing president and April was the incoming president of the Minnesota Naturalists' Association. We caught up with them at Lake Shetek in southern Minnesota at the annual Minnesota Naturalists' Association conference.

Last Month's Trivia Answer:
Last month's question asked what piece of land was set aside as the first state park by the Minnesota legislature but never actually became a park? Who now owns the land and by what name do we call it?

The person with the correct answer was Oakley. Way to go! She knew that the land is Minnehaha Park which is now owned and operated by the City of Minneapolis.

Will you be the first to answer this month's question? Listen to the show and post your answer in the comments section. You can comment on the show by clicking on "comments" at the top of the post.

Community Calendar

These are the events mentioned on the Community Calendar for the show. If you have an event you'd like promoted on the December episode send it to kirkmona (at symbol) yahoo (dot) com.

  • October 17, 2009, through May 9, 2010
    Hungry Planet: What the World Eats at the Bell Museum
    Grocery lists and dining tables of people around the globe captured in fascinating photos and hands-on displays that explore issues of food in the 21st century.

  • December 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
    Dakota Lodge, Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Ave. East, West St. Paul
    The Minnesota Native Plant Society is hosting the program “Salvage Logging in St. Croix State Park,” by Gretchen Heaser, St. Croix State Park Resources Specialist

  • December 5, 2009, 9:00-5:00 Minnesota Ornithological Union annual paper session at the Bell Museum.

Thanks for listening!

~Kirk & Paul