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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!

Aug 13, 2022

Thanks for listening to The Backyard Naturalists, the podcast about anything and everything connected with nature. Before we get into the meat of this week’s show notes, please don’t forget to click the subscribe button on your favorite podcasting platform then leave us a five-star rating and a nice review.

Currently, The Backyard Naturalists have been listened to in 49 states across the US and in more than 30 countries around the world. In all parts of the globe, mosquitoes not only present a pesky nuisance, but a dangerous one as well. In this weeks show, Debbie and Laurie offer a few tips, ideas and suggestions on how to eliminate mosquitoes from your natural habitat in manners that will pose less of a risk to wildlife. Remember, although mosquitoes annoy and pester humans, they’re a food source for not only birds, but bats and other creatures too.

While getting rid of, “skeeters” we want to offer you options that will allow you to continue to have a sustainable wildlife habitat, without increasing the risk of poisoning or harming yourself, neighbors or other creatures.

During this week’s show, Debbie and Laurie talk about the, “Bucket of Doom” from Doug Tallamy. Click here to go to Doug’s YouTube channel and see the video.

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Thanks for listening to The Backyard Naturalists.  We hope you have a day filled with the wonders of nature. Get outside and take a walk on the wild side! Please don’t forget to leave a 5-star review for The Backyard Naturalists podcast.

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