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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.

  • For the past week, commentator Andy Wood has been watching a songbird that has been using his yard as a rest stop during its southbound autumn…
  • There is a saying that goes something to the effect of, “we see what we want to see, and we hear what we want to hear.” Commentator Andy Wood finds…
  • Following this year’s early visit from Hurricane Arthur, commentator Andy Wood thought about another sort of timing: this year’s late arrival of the deer…
  • Last week's heavy weather swept up the Atlantic seaboard bringing storms and rain to our region; encouraging frogs to sing from their spring time breeding…
  • Commentator Andy Wood speaks for many when he says the last couple of days have been glorious, and none more than the cold-blooded reptiles, otherwise…
  • Commentator Andy Wood steps outside during last week's ice storm to explore a boggy place where several carnivorous plants dwell.Andy Wood is an author,…
  • Following one of his commentaries last April, on the subject of managing water as an essential natural resource, someone asked via this station’s website,…
  • Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood recently observed another real-life natural drama in his own backyard.Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and…
  • Abundant rains in 2013 have been a boon to frogs that use rain-filled ponds as nurseries for their tadpoles. Commentator, Andy Wood asks: Does the…
  • The recent poaching of a number of wild Venus fly traps from the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden has Commentator Andy Wood thinking about what has…