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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!

Apr 30, 2022

This week, The Backyard Naturalists welcome Tony Lombardino back to the show for a conversation around the topic of bird migration. If you’ll remember, Debbie and Laurie hosted Tony earlier this year for an installment on Bird Identification.

Tony kicks off the episode explaining the ultimate and evolutionary...

Apr 23, 2022

David Crowe returns to the show this week with a fun and entertain conversation about pests around you home. From the most destructive to the most harmful, he walks you through a few ideas and solutions to keep your home free of pesky (and expensive) creatures.

David has worked at the Arctic National...

Apr 16, 2022


Earth Day 2022 is coming up Friday, April 23 and in this installment of The Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie offer you few facts, figures and statistics about Earth Day. They also review 27 inexpensive (and sometimes free) ways and methods for you to observe and celebrate the 52nd Earth Day....

Apr 9, 2022

Monica Macoubrie with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission returns to The Backyard Naturalists podcast to share a few incredibly interesting (and a few fascinating) animal myths with us. Can owls really spin their head, all the way around? Will a porcupine shoot quills at you from thirty paces? Will you...

Apr 2, 2022

For some wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us . . . hummingbirds will be back soon! In this installment of the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie spend a few minutes sharing interesting facts and figures about hummingbirds, courtesy of Cornell’s,