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Radio waves: Doug Stotz on snowy owls, Northerly Island & beyond

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Doug Stotz gives context to the irruption of snowy owls this winter this afternoon on "Outside."


Thanks to Bob London, North Side photographer, for the wonderful shot of one of the snowy owls that hung around Montrose Harbor for months this winter.

Stotz, senior conservation ecologist for the Field Museum, also discusses other topics from Northerly Island to Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (formerly known as Hennepin-Hopper).


I had wanted Stotz--center flanked by station GM/"Outside" producer Mike Savage (left) and myself--on for a long time, in part because of his active involvement with documenting the changes at Northerly Island and Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.

It is good to talk with somebody with Stotz's world-wide experience about local spots. It was interesting to hear him discuss one of his favorite birds. I would have never guessed.

"Outside" airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM (91.1) in Kankakee. Rebroadcasts of the show are at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

BTW, I may start being on the show's Facebook page during broadcasts from 4:30-5 p.m. on Mondays, at least when I am near a computer, to be able to interact. The Facebook page for "Outside with Dale Bowman" is at!/pages/Outside-with-Dale-Bowman/241327739268720

Laurel Soper, the web tech and digital media person for KCC, has put together the podcast system here.

Otherwise, click here for online listening options.

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