July 9, 2017 – Of Seeds, Monarchs and Kayaks

New executive director of Seed Savers Exchange Lee Buttala talks about the challenges of being the guardians of 25,000 varieties of seeds. Allen Lawrance from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has monarch update for the 2017 season. Laura Barghusen from Openlands announces the launch of Paddle Illinois Water Trails for canoes and kayaks.

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January 21, 2017 – The Plight of the Bumble Bee

Mike and Peggy talk to two experts–Allen Lawrance from Chicago’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Rich Hatfield from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation–about the recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

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