Andy Wood

Commentator

Andy Wood, a WHQR commentator since February 1987, is an ecologist and conservation educator with an affinity for ecosystem habitats in and around southeastern North Carolina, and the plants, wildlife, and people they support. A collection of Andy’s commentaries is collected into his first book, Backyard Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commentary.

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Tuesday Commentary
9:10 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Woodpeckers

"My heart skipped a beat when I realized the tapping was coming from a special tree not far from our house, where a rare little bird has begun work on his own house..."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
10:57 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Mosquito Season

"Considering we have now had two five hundred year rain storms in the past eleven years, the drought of 2007-2010 may not be of truly millennial significance..."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
12:27 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Drought

"Back in June, a month that saw only one day below 90 degrees in our region, I saw signs of drought stress..."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
11:44 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Sulphur Butterflies

"...when we will again enjoy bright yellow butterflies flitting across a late summer, early autumn landscape."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
1:35 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Turtle Eggs

"My vigil ended on the morning of August 10th, when, without fanfare, I peered in on the eggs to see a pair of bright and shining hatchling box turtle eyes..."

Wilmington NC – "My vigil ended on the morning of August 10th, when, without fanfare, I peered in on the eggs to see a pair of bright and shining hatchling box turtle eyes..."

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
9:51 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Hands Across the Sands

"...And walking to the meeting site, I couldn't help but think about similar beaches to out south, along the Gulf of Mexico."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
11:22 am
Tue June 8, 2010

World Ocean Day, Tainted

"His note read like an old-time telegram, and I quote: 'I am sick over this; on vessel 13 miles south Dauphin Island this pm; it is weathered oil thick like molasses; my soul has been damaged.'"

Wilmington, NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
9:29 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Oil Spill

"Now is not the time for environmental or political gamesmanship. Nobody hopes for such an event as this."

Wilmington, NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
3:15 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

El Ni?o and Frogs

"After two solid drought years that saw rain pools dry through our frog breeding seasons, 2010 is sure to be a bumper year for what must certainly be a bunch of pent-up amphibians."

Wilmington, NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
10:12 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Arbor Day: Birds & Trees

"Cardinals are woodland songbirds that begin their singing at the first hint of morning's light."

Wilmington, NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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