Jan 13, 2024
Whether you're a first-time listener or a loyal supporter, welcome back to The Backyard Naturalists, the podcast that explores the wonders of nature. We're thrilled to have you with us in 115 countries, all 50 states, and throughout the picturesque Carolinas. A huge shoutout to our amazing listeners for helping us secure the Best of the Weeklies podcast award from the readers of the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly.
In today's episode, we're delighted to welcome back naturalist Stan Tekiela, a true expert in his field. Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of black bears and more. Did you know there are three bear species in North America? Stan will unravel the mysteries surrounding black bears, their diet, and their current population status. We'll also chat about his latest book, "Bears of North America," and discover how you can purchase stunning photographs and captivating sound recordings at naturesmart.com. Don't miss out – tune in, explore, and let us know your thoughts!
We start this episode by talking about creating wildlife habitats. That initial episode of Creating Wildlife Habitats is still in the top three listened episodes for us. These principles have overlapped with almost every episode we've had. It's a really good guiding network for us to keep in mind.
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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.