Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Doug Emlen’s new book, “Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle,” that, among other topics, examines the costs and benefits of being a well-armed beetle.
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Downton Abbey returns for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—a deliciously entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history. Downton Abbey, Season 5, airs Sundays, January 4 - March 1, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss earwigs and note the official extinction of the largest earwig species in the world, the St. Helena earwig.
The arrow on the map indicates location of St. Helena Island.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark get into the holiday spirit with a discussion of eucalyptus-eating beetles down under and South African cicadas, as well as some entomological humbugs and chimeras.
Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. Two unmarried patients are dispatched to York Lodge, a badly managed home for pregnant women. Chummy takes over running the facility after an outbreak of chicken pox there. Dr. Turner treats a destitute older couple, former residents of a mental hospital closed under the mental health reforms. As residents of Nonnatus welcome the new year, the question on everyone’s mind is, what will 1960 bring?
Now that we’ve had enough cold temperatures to enable the plants to go dormant, you can mulch them with pine needles or straw. Cover them loosely, but completely to protect the crowns from the severe cold of January and February.
Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist, points out that “What’s Bugging You” often is one of those intersections where science meets the arts. During a lull in a recent recording session, producer Steve Clark pulled out his dog-eared copy of “archy and mehitabel” and read a little story to Art that makes the point.
In this episode Art and Steve flip roles to present a narration of “a spider and a fly” by Don Marquis.
His name is Warren Hood, born and raised in the all-American music town of Austin, Texas, son of a prominent bandleader and a product of that potent mix of influences. Enjoy a full hour with the Warren Hood Acoustic Trio, featuring Warren on fiddle and vocals, his cousin Marshall Hood on guitar and vocals, and lifelong pal Willie Pipkin, also on guitar.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss insect “zombies,” species with behavior modified by their animal or fungal parasites.