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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!

Jun 24, 2023

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Backyard Naturalists podcast! The show about anything and everything connected with nature. In this week's episode, Debbie and Laurie sit down with Leslie Lee, the Market Manager for the Anson County Farmer's Market in Wadesboro, NC.


Located on Highway 52 South, the Anson County Farmer's Market has emerged with renewed vigor in a post-COVID world. With twenty-seven vendors participating last week, this vibrant market owes its success to the dedicated farmers, craftsmen, and bakers who bring their goods to share with the community.


Leslie is particularly impressed by the active involvement of the younger generation, including children, who enthusiastically interact with customers.


Don't forget to check out the Anson County Farmer's Market on Facebook for updates and highlights from this incredible community-driven initiative. Join us as we delve into the fascinating stories behind this bustling marketplace and explore the intricate connections between people and nature.


If you have ideas for topics that you'd like us to pursue, send us a message either on our Facebook page or our website. We would really like to hear from you.


Please visit and support our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds at A mecca for bird lovers and bird watchers, Backyard Birds is an independent family-owned business located in Matthews, NC (next to Dairy Queen), just southeast of Charlotte.


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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While recording the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie enjoy coffee provided by the Good Cup Coffee Company  in Matthews, North Carolina. Follow Good Cup Coffee on Instagram and look for them at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market  this Saturday morning.