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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!

Mar 23, 2024


Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists podcast, where we explore the wonders of nature in every corner of the world. In this episode, Debbie and Laurie dive into the fascinating world of hummingbirds as they embark on their migratory journey to North America.


From the incredible 3500-mile migration of the ruby-throated hummingbird to tips on attracting these tiny marvels to your backyard with native plants and Backyard Birds products, this episode is packed with insights and practical advice for nature enthusiasts. Join us as we marvel at the beauty and resilience of these delicate creatures, and don't forget to share your thoughts with us from wherever you are tuning in.


Your feedback fuels our passion for sharing the wonders of the natural world with listeners across 115 countries, all 50 states, and the vibrant communities of the Carolinas. Thank you for being part of The Backyard Naturalists family, and happy listening!


If you have ideas for topics that you'd like us to pursue, send us a message either on our Facebook page or our website. We would really like to hear from you.


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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


While recording the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie enjoy coffee provided by the Good Cup Coffee Company  in Matthews, North Carolina. Follow Good Cup Coffee on Instagram and look for them at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market  this Saturday morning.