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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!

Dec 18, 2021


You’ve got questions and The Backyard Naturalists have answers! In our first “Mailbag Episode” Debbie and Laurie answer a few questions submitted by their listeners via social media and email.


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Dec 11, 2021


When Debbie and Laurie were brainstorming about guests to have on The Backyard Naturalists podcast, Wildlife educator and naturalist Steve Hughes quickly rose to the top of the list. The bio on Steve’s website certainly summarizes Steve in that he’s “a native Charlottean who has spent his life in the...

Dec 4, 2021


Our tenth episode of The Backyard Naturalists featured tree expert, Ralph Ramsaur and there was so much to talk about, we felt we should continue the conversation in a second installment. 

You’ll remember, Ralph is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and currently serves as the Town of Matthews, NC Landscape...