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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 16, 2023

Welcome, Backyard Naturalists! In this special episode, we're thrilled to have the incredible Stan Tekiela join us, a true Renaissance man in the world of nature. With over 40 years of experience as a naturalist, Stan brings a wealth of knowledge to our backyard. A gifted photographer, tour leader, and columnist...

Dec 9, 2023

Welcome to another captivating episode of The Backyard Naturalists! In this week's exploration of the wonders of nature, hosts Debbie and Laurie (joined by Chris) delve into the intriguing world of mistletoe, a parasitic plant with more than 1500 species found globally.


Tune in as they unravel the mysteries...

Dec 2, 2023

Welcome back, nature enthusiasts! In this week's episode of The Backyard Naturalists, hosts Debbie and Laurie embark on an enlightening conversation with Lynn Rivera, the Trail Master at Carolina Thread Trail.


Join us as we dive into the expansive world of this remarkable project, originally conceived to weave an...