Harry Hutchins

Harry Hutchins joins John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on Tuesday mornings for A Talk on the Wildside.  This week Harry brings us singing birds with calls that are similar to that of the robin.  Harry and John compare the robins call with that of the rose-breasted grosbeak, the red-eyed vireo and the scarlet tanager.  You can hear the singing birds and lively conversation by clicking below.

Tuesdays, John Latimer welcomes his friend Harry Hutchins to the studio (or by phone during a pandemic) for A Talk on the Wild Side. Lots of talk about  Barred Owls kept things interesting this time. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

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Mark Jacobs turned his love of the woods into a career in forestry, during which he applied innovative ways to look at and manage two hundred thousand acres of public forest lands in Aitkin County.  He is especially proud of his leadership in managing mixed hardwood forests.  Mark just retired after 39 years as a forester and land commissioner in Aitkin County.  In this conversation with John Latimer and Harry Hutchins, Mark talks about some of the innovative managemnt practices he adopted that are now widely used by private land owners and professional foresters.

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Harry Hutchins and John Latimer talk on the wildside - this time about the impact of the soon to be retired Mark Jacobs - the Land Commissioner of Aitkin County

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Harry Hutchins joins John Latimer on Tuesday mornings for A Talk on the Wildside.  This week he wanted to talk about national monuments and the Antiquities Act of 1906 that was initially created by President Teddy Roosevelt to prevent looting of Indian artifacts.  The act prevents commercial development or future mineral exploitation. 

Harry and John Latimer talked warblers (among other things!) on today's A Talk on the Wildside. 

WARBLERS IN FALL:  THEIR PATTERNS AND PLUMAGE

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This morning John Latimer asked DNR Bee Specialist Crystal Boyd "what is THE single easiest, most important thing that any of us could do to increase or help out our pollinators.  Crystal said "Plant local native wildflowers....if you provide it they will come!" 

She also told us about a great resource Bumble Bee Watch, where citizen scientists (that's you!) can post photos and get help with identification. 

Leopold Foundtion

Tuesday mornings at 7:50 forest ecologist Harry Hutchins joins staff phenologist John Latimer for "A Talk On The Wild Side".  This week Harry took the opportunity to wish Aldo Leopold a happy birthday and also remind us to find our mentors.  When you meet people who know more than you, spend time with them.  Amazing things can happen.  Harry talks here about the people he met early in his career that lead him to what he has spent his life studying.  Who are your mentors?  What are the moments in your life that lead you to where you are?  Email us!