Backyard Almanac - with Laura Erickson appearing as "Larry Weber"

Dec 8, 2017

Credit ©Lisa Johnson

For The Birds host Laura Erickson stepped into the breach this week as the "emergency auxiliary backup Larry Weber" (after Larry was sidelined* with a bad cold),  armed with information about snowy owls and a Robert Frost poem off the top of her head.

*the expression "sidelined" comes from the world of sports, as Laura herself alluded to a text message after agreeing to sub for Larry this morning:

"But actually, I don't know how to do that -- just talk for a minute or longer.

  I need a script for that.  He just takes the ball and runs all the way to the place where they all cheer and give you six points."