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Gratitude For Nature

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As we mourn our usual Thanksgiving plans this year, we can find comfort in nature--the changing leaves, the crisp air, the chirping birds. Scott McDaniel leads the Susquehannock Wildlife Society in Harford County. One of his goals is to debunk myths about the Eastern Copperhead snake, far more likely to scurry away than to strike. 

And biologist Sarah Stellwagon describes how glue and silk conspire so spiders ensnare their prey in complex webs.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.