Episode 23: Evapotranspiration Along the Boise River and Tick Talk


Why is the air more humid near the Boise River? It’s because the trees growing along the banks of the river are transpiring river water en masse – sucking it up through their roots and sending it out through their leaves in a fine mist. Casey explains the whole process.

Boise River (via wikimedia commons)

Then Daniel gets serious, warning us all to stay on the lookout for ticks. Not only are they tiny, obnoxious bloodsuckers, but they are major disease vectors as well.

via wikimedia commons



This episode aired on Radio Boise in August 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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