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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!

Mar 2, 2024

Welcome back, fellow nature enthusiasts, to another captivating episode of The Backyard Naturalist! We're thrilled to share that our podcast continues to soar, reaching over 50,000 listens spanning across all 50 states, 115 countries, and even resonating in the lush landscapes of Ireland and India.


Your support truly fuels our passion for exploring the wonders of the natural world. In this episode, titled "Things That Go Bump in the Night," we're embarking on an auditory adventure. Get ready to test your wildlife knowledge as we play a game together! Listen closely as we unveil audio clips of various creatures stirring under the moonlit sky. Can you identify them all? We can't wait to hear your guesses!


As always, we value your feedback and suggestions. Drop us a line to share where you're tuning in from and what aspects of our podcast you find most captivating. Let's continue this journey of discovery, one chirp, hoot, or rustle at a time. Happy listening, fellow Backyard Naturalists!


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.


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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.


Production services for The Backyard Naturalists podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to


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.