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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!

Jul 30, 2022

Welcome to The Backyard Naturalist, the podcast about anything and everything related to nature.

Kat Ramos with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation joins Debbie and Laurie this week to have a fascinating conversation about the Red Wolf Recovery program.

It’s highly unlikely many of our listeners have seen a red wolf in the wild so, to kick off the discussion, Kat paints us a picture of what a red wolf actually looks like and it’s comparison, in size, to the grey wolf and coyote.  

During this weeks installment, we learn a great deal about the red wolf including it’s diet, their population in North Carolina (both in captivity and in the wild) and Kat dispels a few myths and “old wives tales” about this marvelous creature.

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