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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 10, 2022

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


Ruby Davis from Carolina Wildlife Conservation Center joins Debbie and Laurie this week for a conversation about bats. Carolina Wildlife Conservation Center is a 501©(3), nonprofit organization located on 105 acres in North Carolina, staffed by state-licensed wildlife rehabilitators.


During this episode you ‘ll hear us talk about a documentary on the fight for North Carolina’s bats. Please click this link to view the film.


If you’d like to support Carolina Wildlife Conservation Center, please visit their wish lists on Amazon or Chewy.


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Please visit and support our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds at A mecca for bird lovers and bird watchers, Backyard Birds is an independent family-owned business located in Matthews, NC (next to Dairy Queen), just southeast of Charlotte.


Thanks for listening 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! Please don’t forget to leave a 5-star review for The Backyard Naturalists podcast.


Production services for The Backyard Naturalists podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to