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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!

May 18, 2024

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Backyard Naturalists, your go-to podcast for everything connected with nature! Heard in 115 countries and all 50 states, and a proud recipient of the Best of the Weeklies podcast award from the readers of the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, we're thrilled to have you join us.

 


May 11, 2024

Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature.

 

 

In this captivating episode, hosts Debbie and Laurie, along with guests Jay and Chris, delve deep into the buzzing world of cicadas. The conversation takes listeners on a journey through the recent cicada...


May 4, 2024

Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature.

 

This week, Debbie and Laurie have a conversation around some of the weird and off the wall myths about birds they’ve heard lately. Some of which include, is the phrase “bird brain” really an insult? How about...


Apr 27, 2024

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Backyard Naturalists podcast! As spring blooms with vibrant life, Debbie and Laurie delve into the world of advanced bird feeding, exploring Bird Feeding 2.0. From the allure of black oil sunflower seeds to the strategic placement of multiple feeders near trees and bushes,...


Apr 20, 2024

Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists podcast! In this episode, Debbie and Laurie dive deep into the world of conservation with special guest Ashleigh Blackford, a seasoned wildlife biologist with a wealth of experience, notably in the California Condor Recovery program.

 

Join us as we explore the fascinating journey...