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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Thursday Commentary
3:55 pm
Mon September 24, 2007

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Andy considers the ancient migratory patterns of birds.

As the annual fall migration of birds begins, commentator Andy Wood thinks about how our human civilization may be affecting it.

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Thursday Commentary
9:16 am
Tue September 11, 2007

Drought

Andy Wood discusses the current drought of North Carolina.

Wilmington, NC – The drought of 2007 is what we will call it some years from now, but according to commentator Andy Wood, we may be able to look back on this period with wonder at nature's resilience.

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Thursday Commentary
2:16 pm
Mon August 27, 2007

Destruction from 30,000 Feet

Commentator Andy Wood had a chilling view of our nation from an airplane.

Wilmington, NC – Perspective is a wonderful thing, especially while flying cross-country at 30,000 feet in the air...as commentator Andy Wood recently experienced.

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Thursday Commentary
1:50 pm
Mon August 13, 2007

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garden spiders at work

This past week commentator Andy Wood watched two garden spiders at work capturing their prey.

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Thursday Commentary
2:37 pm
Mon July 30, 2007

Mud Daubers!!

You do NOT want to be hunted by one of these buggers.

Wilmington, NC – Commentator Andy Wood was examining a small rain pool near his house when he chanced upon a construction crew busy at work...

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Thursday Commentary
11:06 am
Mon July 2, 2007

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Commentator Andy Wood considers the survival status of the bald eagle.

07/02/07 – Commentator and naturalist Andy Wood wonders why the government wants to take the bald eagle off the endangered species list.

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Thursday Commentary
9:16 am
Mon June 18, 2007

State of the Birds

Eastern Meadowlark

Andy Wood talks to us about the waning songbird population and the consequences this will have on our lives.

Wilmington, NC – Last week the National Audubon Society released a state of the birds report. The purpose was to draw attention to many bird species' rapidly disappearing population, with the hopes of reversing it. Commentator Andy Wood works for the National Audubon Society, and he has all the details.

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Thursday Commentary
1:12 pm
Mon June 4, 2007

Running Low on Resources

Commentator Andy Wood discusses Earth's dwindling resources.

Wilmington, NC – Commentator Andy Wood has been watching water tables in his yard and studying a bit of history, and has pieced together a little framework to help understand how we keep coming up resource-short.

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Thursday Commentary
4:01 pm
Mon May 7, 2007

Doodlebugs

Ant-Lion

Commentator Andy Wood talks about doodlebugs, more correctly known as ant-lions.

Wilmington, NC – The spring drought we are experiencing may be a boon to a curious little insect that goes by the popular name of doodlebug.

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Thursday Commentary
12:04 pm
Mon April 23, 2007

Earth Day!

Commentator Andy Wood talks about small rare birds in honor of Earth Day.

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