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Wood frogs, black bears, safe recreation and more in May ‘Wildtalk’ podcast

LANSING — With many people spending more time near home these days, it’s a good time to discover new listening and learning resources. One of these is the DNR’s “Wildtalk” podcast, an opportunity each month to hear from department staff and partners working every day to take care of Michigan’s natural resources and help the public connect with them.
This month’s featured guest is DNR public information officer Ed Golder, who talks about efforts to provide fun, safe, outdoor recreation opportunities for residents during a pandemic. The show also includes updates on black bear behavior in the spring and avoiding conflicts, handling tree stands on public land, treading carefully around newborn wildlife nests, and a new “wildlife spotlight” segment on the wood frog.
Make sure to catch the June podcast – which will include a discussion on osprey and peregrine falcons – for the chance to snag a snazzy, new Wildtalk mug. For more on the podcast, contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453.