Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardener Podcast: Episode 15

Widow Skimmer bug

Widow Skimmer Phil Nixon

We are totally bugging out about Episode 15 of the Mid-American Gardener Podcast.

saddleback caterpillar (upper left), stink bug (upper right), two different june bugs (along bottom)

Mid-American Gardener viewer photos.

Photo Credit: Phil Nixon

In this episode, host Victoria Shepherd chats with retired entomologist Phil Nixon about some very interesting bug photographs we’ve received from viewers of Mid-American Gardener on WILL-TV. From the weird to the wonderful, from stink bugs to dragonflies, Phil has answers and explanations for them all.

If you have questions (and include photos if you have them), we’ve got you covered. Send questions via email to yourgarden@gmail.com, or post on Facebook, or leave us a voicemail at (217) 300-8224. Who knows, we just might look to include them in a future show or podcast.

Plus, you can now follow us on Instagram!

As always, thanks for listening.

Air Dates and Times

Channel Day Time
WILL-TV, Urbana Thursday 7 pm (live)
  Saturday 11 am (repeat)
WTVP-TV, Peoria Saturday 11:30 am
WEIU-TV, Charleston Sunday 1:30 pm
WSEC-TV, Springfield Saturday 11 am
WQEC-TV, Quincy Saturday 11 am
WMEC-TV, Macomb Saturday 11 am
Lakeshore PBS, Chicago/Northwest Indiana Friday 1 pm

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