Ecology http://wutc.org en With Statewide Tour Over, ‘Pickin’ Up TN’ Travels Online http://wutc.org/post/statewide-tour-over-pickin-tn-travels-online <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dave Porfiri, his wife Linda Duvoisin and their two daughters Jane and Harlan spend most of June 2013 on the road.&nbsp; They’re filmmakers, and they drove an RV to about 40 counties across the state and gathered footage for the <a href="http://www.pickinuptn.org/">Pickin’ Up Tennessee </a>project, which is raising awareness about litter.&nbsp; Now they’re posting the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/PickinUpTennessee">films online </a>and encouraging others to contribute footage, with a total goal of 95 films.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:38:32 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 24972 at http://wutc.org With Statewide Tour Over, ‘Pickin’ Up TN’ Travels Online TN Valley Wild Ones: Planting Milkweed to Save Monarchs http://wutc.org/post/tn-valley-wild-ones-planting-milkweed-save-monarchs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The monarch butterfly population</span><a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/conserve/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;"> is dwindling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and gardeners in Chattanooga are helping restore the butterflies' lost habitats. &nbsp;The </span><a href="http://www.chattanooganatives.blogspot.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Valley Wild Ones</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;ordered 1,500&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">milkweed plants </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from </span><a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Monarch Watch</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a national organization based in Kansas, and they're donating some of the plants to people building </span><a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/" style="line-height: 1.5;">monarch waystations.</a></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:05:46 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 24024 at http://wutc.org TN Valley Wild Ones: Planting Milkweed to Save Monarchs Woolly Adelgids Threaten Thousands of Signal Mountain & Cumberland Hemlocks http://wutc.org/post/woolly-adelgids-threaten-thousands-signal-mountain-cumberland-hemlocks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eastern hemlock trees atop Signal Mountain and across the Cumberland Plateau are common right now, but many could die off in the next few years.&nbsp; The<a href="http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/hemlock-woolly-adelgid.htm"> woolly adelgid,</a> a tiny, invasive insect species originally from Asia, is spreading through the forest and slowly killing hemlocks.&nbsp; Dr. Jennifer Boyd from<a href="http://signalmountaintn.gov/boards/"> the Signal Mountain Tree Board </a>says, “T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his is really all we've talked about for the past couple of months</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.”&nbsp; In this segment, we hear about potential solutions.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:05:19 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 22179 at http://wutc.org Woolly Adelgids Threaten Thousands of Signal Mountain & Cumberland Hemlocks Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees http://wutc.org/post/jan-21st-naked-frigid-biologist-commiserates-chickadees <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="30" src="http://archive.org/embed/NakedFrigidBiologistCommiseratesWithChickadees" width="300"></iframe></p><p>David George Haskell&#39;s new book <em>The Forest Unseen: A Year&#39;s Watch In Nature</em> chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:02:31 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 7911 at http://wutc.org Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees