#56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

Greetings, listeners, and welcome to Wildfulness episode #56, all about the Mighty Youghiogheny River. Rivers mean so many things to so many people… Come join me today on a journey down the mighty Youghiogheny River, as we uncover its many treasures, and all the great things we can do on it, and with it. Introduction … Continue reading #56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

#55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

Greetings listeners and welcome to Wildfulness episode #55, Bomber Down! I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host. When the wind is howling, and snow is falling fast and furious, it's good to be some place safe and warm. After hearing today's episode, you will appreciate that safety and comfort even more. Today's episode is one … Continue reading #55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

#54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

Greetings, Friends, and welcome to Episode #54, all about the whiskey loving ways of Western Maryland and one notable distiller in particular, by the name of Melky Miller. I’m Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Whiskey in the Colonies During the early Colonial Era, rum and applejack were America’s best-loved spirits. During the … Continue reading #54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

#53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

Greetings friends, and welcome to  Episode #53 about reclaiming the art of listening, that is, helping us to truly listen and be able to hear what we may not even realize we're losing - a landscape devoid of human noise. We'll be exploring the work of Gordon Hempton, who is an audio ecologist, who has … Continue reading #53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

#52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

Greetings Friends, and welcome to Wildfulness. This episode is all about the Mountain Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TAW-Kwa”) movement here in Garrett County, and the 3-day re-enactment festival coming up July 5-7 in our very own Mountain Lake Park. It’s a celebration of this unique movement in our Nation’s and in Garrett county’s history, where you can experience … Continue reading #52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

#51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

Greetings Friends, and welcome to this episode on the many virtues of Native Plants and the local Native Plant Festival here in Garrett County that celebrates their virtues, teaches us how to grow them, and let's us purchase native plants from growers that come from all over. The fact of the matter is, the foundation … Continue reading #51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

#50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

Greetings friends, and welcome to Episode #50, "Leave it to the Beavers," all about this particularly crazy critter, his unique attributes and behaviors, and how they benefit us humans in a very big way, including Western MD. I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Yes, today's show is all about that … Continue reading #50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

#49 The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail: Where Fun, Fitness, Nature, and History, Come Together

Greetings, listeners, and welcome to episode #49, all about the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. Yes, Spring has Sprung, and it's time to talk pedals. Not flower petals as you might suppose, but bike pedals. There's a ton of fun to be had out on the bike trails this Spring, and it's a great way … Continue reading #49 The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail: Where Fun, Fitness, Nature, and History, Come Together

#48 Deciphering The Dawn Chorus & the Words of Birds

Greetings Friends, and welcome to Episode #48, which is all about an important aspect of our transition from winter into spring, and how it’s the very BEST time to hear the beautiful springtime songs of our fine feathered friends. I’m Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and today’s topic is honestly one of my very … Continue reading #48 Deciphering The Dawn Chorus & the Words of Birds

#47 Maple Sugaring Time

Greetings, Listeners, and welcome to episode #47, on maple sugaring. Now I ask you, who does not like maple syrup? Personally, I like maple syrup on just about anything and everything. From pancakes to grilled ribs. So, now that we’re entering that transitional time between the dead of winter and the delights of spring, when … Continue reading #47 Maple Sugaring Time