Berkshire Botanical Garden

Joining us today to answer your gardening questions is Fred Breglia, director of horticulture and operations at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

  Denise Hackert-Stoner lives in Loudonville, NY, and enjoys writing about and photographing nature. With her husband, Scott Stoner, she operates Naturelogues, which you can visit at

Music - Bumble Bee- LaVern Baker

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Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

  miSci in Schenectady, New York has a new exhibit entitled, Butterflies – it’s an indoor butterfly house and will be open through April 7.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is releasing a new children’s book entitled Mister Karner Blue Book – about the Karner Blue Butterfly – they will have a release party for the book tomorrow. The book is illustrated by the students of Farnsworth Middle School and written by Natasha Permaul.

Here to tell us more about the butterfly saturation of the region are Mac Sudduth, Ph.D., miSci Executive Director, Jeffrey Folmer, Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center Director, and Neil Gifford, Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.

    Former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, Margaret Roach, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.

Journalist Jim Sterba joins us to discuss Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds. Sterba says, believe it or not, it is very likely that more people live in closer proximity to more wild animals, birds and trees in the eastern United States today than anywhere on the planet at any time in history. But, is that a good thing?

A grassroots  campaign has started in Vermont to add a “Rights of Nature” article to the state Constitution.

Thomas Crowell, Director of Outreach and Resource Development for the Columbia Land Conservancy and Sheldon Evans, a Columbia Land Conservancy Trustee and the author of Columbia County Outdoors: A Guide to Recreational Areas in Columbia County, join us to talk about the book and the CLC's work.