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."