Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of September 26 and October 3, 2022: An Introduction to the podcast series, “Fifteen Minutes in the Forest”

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of September 26 and October 3, 2022, is “Many Tree Tales are Told in ‘Fifteen Minutes in the Forest.’”   The 4 min./40 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/09/episode-637-9-26-22-many-tree-tales-are.html, focuses on a video podcast series by the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, with excerpts from several of the series’ water-related episodes.

Screenshot from the opening of the video for “Fifteen Minutes in the Forest” Episode 4, “Bottomland Hardwoods.”

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of September 12 and September 19, 2022: Two Shorebirds on Yellow Legs

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of September 12 and September 19, 2022, is “Two Shorebirds That Stand Out on Their Yellow Legs.”   The 3 min./27 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/09/episode-636-9-12-22-two-shorebirds-that.html, focuses on the sandpiper species known as Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of August 29 and September 5, 2022: Observing Labor Day with Menhaden Chanteys

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of August 29 and September 5, 2022, is “A Fishing Focus for Labor Day, Featuring the Northern Neck Chantey Singers.”   The 5 min./14 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/08/episode-635-8-29-22-fishing-focus-for.html, observes Labor Day by exploring menhaden fishing and the tradition of menhaden chanteys kept alive by the Northern Neck Chantey Singers. This is a revised repeat of an episode from September 2012.

Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus).  Drawing from he Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, “Atlantic Menhaden,” online at http://www.asmfc.org/species/atlantic-menhaden.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of August 15 and August 22, 2022: Summer Night Calls Inspire a Coyote-Frog Comparison

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of August 15 and August 22, 2022, is “Coyotes and Frogs Call Out on a Virginia Summer Night.”  The 5 min./33 sec. episode, available online at this link, examines some similarities and differences–including several related to water–between two wild, but relatively common, Virginia animals. The episode features music by the Rockingham County/Harrisonburg, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels.

Gray Treefrog on the deck of a Blacksburg, Va., residence, September 23, 2009.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of August 1 and August 8, 2022: Two Great Waterbirds

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of August 1 and August 8, 2022, is “Two Great Waterbirds.”  The 3 min./58 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/08/episode-633-8-1-22-two-great-waterbirds.html, features sounds from two large wading birds, the Great Blue Heron and the Great Egret, plus a guest voice reflecting on her observations of one of these birds along the Potomac River. This is a revised repeat of an episode from August 2015.

Great Blue Heron in a marsh at Wachapreague, Va. (Accomack County), October 5, 2007

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of July 18 and July 25, 2022: A Chesapeake Bay Condition Update

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of July 18 and July 25, 2022, is “Checking on the Chesapeake’s Condition.”  The 5 min./30 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/07/episode-632-7-18-22-checking-on.html, gives an overview of the most recent Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The episode features music by Andrew VanNorstrand and by Torrin Hallett.

View of the Chesapeake Bay looking downstream from the Bay Bridge-Tunnel (between Virginia Beach and Northampton County), October 7, 2007.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of July 4 and July 11, 2022: Imagining an Amphibious Independence Day Debate

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of July 4 and July 11, 2022, is “Frogs and Fireworks.”  The 4 min./22 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/07/episode-631-7-4-22-frogs-and-fireworks.html, imagines what two highly intelligent Gray Treefrogs might say about Independence Day and the status of water resources in the United States.  This is a repeat of a July 2016 episode.

Gray Treefrog at a residence in Blacksburg, Va., April 30, 2007.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of June 20 and June 27, 2022: Exploring Shrubs

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of June 20 and June 27, 2022, is “A Sampler of Shrubs from Soggy Spaces.”  The 4 min./49 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/06/episode-630-6-20-22-sampler-of-shrubs.html, gives an introduction to shrubs with guest voice call-outs of 10 native Virginia shrubs that can live in watery places. The episode features music by the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.

Silky Dogwood shrubs beside Stroubles Creek in Blacksburg, Va., June 9, 2022.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of June 6 and June 13, 2022: Here Comes the Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Season

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of June 6 and June 13, 2022, is “The 2022 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Season Begins with a Re-formed Pacific Storm.”  The 5 min./52 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/06/episode-629-6-6-22-2022-atlantic.html, is Water Radio’s annual preview of the Atlantic basin season for tropical storms and hurricanes, which runs officially from June 1 through November 30. The episode features music by the Nelson County/Charlottesville, Va.-based band, Chamomile and Whiskey.

Satellite photo of Tropical Storm Alex off the southeastern Atlantic Coast of the United States at 2:51 p.m. EDT (18:51 Z), on June 5, 2022.  Photo accessed on June 6, 2022, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “GOES Image Viewer: GOES-East/U.S. Atlantic Coast/Band 1 (Blue Visible)”, online at https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/sector.php?sat=G16&sector=eus.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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On Virginia Water Radio for the Weeks of May 23 and May 30, 2022: The Potomac River, Flowers, and the Origin of Memorial Day

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the weeks of May 23 and May 30, 2022, is “Memorial Day’s Origin, from a Potomac River Perspective.”  The 4 min./27 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2022/05/episode-628-5-23-22-memorial-days.html, revises and repeats an episode first done in 2015. The episode features two musical selections in recognition of Memorial Day’s origin in the placing of flowers on Civil War soldiers’ graves: a version of the Civil War era tune “All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight,” by Chloe Benner and Stewart Scales; and “Flowers of the Forest,” by the group No Strings Attached.

The Potomac River as viewed from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va., October 12, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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