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The Backyard Naturalists podcasts is geared toward nature lovers of all kinds, from beginners to those with more experience. We have a very diverse lineup of topics planned for you, such as  what you can do in your own yard to enhance the habitat for the creatures who live there, participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count as a citizen scientist, using native plants, which snakes live in our area,  how to attract specific birds, common and uncommon raptors in the greater Charlotte region, spring and fall migration season for birds, plants for butterflies and much more!

Nov 27, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and we’ve officially kicked off the Christmas eason, The Backyard Naturalists are having a conversation about Christmas trees. In this episode, they weigh the benefits of both live and artificial trees then, offer facts, figures and a little trivia about the iconic holiday tradition...


Nov 20, 2021

One of the most listened to episodes of The Backyard Naturalists podcast is our initial conversation in our fourth episode with reptile and snake expert Jay Bell with Reptiles 101. Debbie and Laurie invited Jay back in the studio to talk more about his favorite reptilian creature. 

As a bonus in this episode, we...


Nov 13, 2021

When you begin the conversation around nature and wildlife, trees certainly rise to the top of the list of subjects. That’s why this week, The Backyard Naturalists decided to give Ralph Ramsaur a call, and start talking trees.

Ralph is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and currently serves as the Town of...


Nov 6, 2021

In this episode of The Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie wrap up their series on certifying your wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation with Sustainable Gardening Practices. As one of the five requirements of certification, sustainable gardening practices offer many benefits, not only...


Oct 30, 2021

In this episode of The Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie take a break from their series on certifying your natural wildlife habitat to talk about pumpkins. They share a few interesting facts and figures about our favorite round, orange squash and tie the conversation back to the wildlife benefits...