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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 16, 2024

Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show that delves into anything and everything connected with nature! Whether you’re a seasoned nature enthusiast or a curious novice, our podcast is your gateway to the wonders of your own outdoor space. Join us on a journey that celebrates the beauty of your backyard as we explore captivating topics.

In this week’s episode, we tackle a common question: How do you keep those pesky squirrels away from bird feeders? Debbie and Laurie share affordable solutions and ideas to help our little bushy-tailed friends stay away from your bird food.

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

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Support Our Sponsor: Please visit and support our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds, at The Bird Food Store. Backyard Birds is an independent family-owned business located in Matthews, NC (next to Dairy Queen), just southeast of Charlotte. It’s a mecca for bird lovers and bird watchers.

Thank You for Listening: Thanks for tuning in 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! And don’t forget to leave a 5-star review for The Backyard Naturalists podcast.

Production Services: Production services for The Backyard Naturalists podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. If you’re interested in starting your own podcast, simply send an email to

Happy listening!