Summary My guest today is Denise Lewis, Director of Programs and resident raptor expert at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska. Today Denise gives me a tour of the Raptor Woodland Refuge, which is an incredible public facility at the forest. Just envision this – a densely wooded hillside with an elevated boardwalk. But every 10 … More #55: Denise Lewis – Raptors of the Raptor Woodland Refuge
Summary I love getting feedback and suggestions for the podcast, and back in May, within a few days of each other, I received some interesting and overlapping suggestions. One listener said “I enjoy the deep dives into different taxa or environments, but I also really enjoyed some of your earlier episodes where you had people … More #54: Parker McMullen Bushman – Reaching New Audiences + The Inclusive Guide
Summary Today’s episode is really exciting and was a new experience for me – a field interview! And I couldn’t have asked for a better guest than Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska. Fontenelle Forest is not what most people would typically think of if they envisioned Nebraska. It … More #53: Michelle Foss on Forest Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest
I’m In A Hurry – Tell Me In Two Minutes! The Inclusive Guide Please check out the new The Inclusive Guide and consider donating to their GoFundMe! Founded by two black women, they have created something like “Yelp” for inclusivity and accessibility! So if you are male or female, white or BIPOC, are straight or … More Nature’s Archive August Shout-Outs: The Inclusive Guide and Gall Week 2022!
Summary Today’s episode is a bit unique. As I mentioned in my monthly newsletter a couple months ago, I’ve been very impressed with a new podcast called Golden State Naturalist. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with its creator, Michelle Fullner, a couple of times, and thought it would be fun to discuss her rapid … More #52: Michelle Fullner, Golden State Naturalist, and Nature’s Archive at Two Years
Summary My guest today is Dr. Karlisa Callwood. Dr. Callwood is the director of the community conservation education and action program for the Perry Institute for Marine Science, and an expert on the coral reef fisheries of the Bahamas, and has a PhD in Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami in Florida. … More #51: Dr. Karlisa Callwood – The Combined Ecology of Parrotfish, Spiny Lobsters, and People in Coral Reef Systems
Summary Today’s guest is Dr. Brian Brown, Curator of Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Brown did his undergraduate and masters work at the University of Guelph. During the latter, under the tutelage of well known entomologist Steve Marshall, Dr. Brown took up the study … More #50: Dr. Brian Brown – Phenomenal Phorid Flies, Hyperdiversity, DNA Barcoding, and more
Note: it sometimes takes WordPress a few hours to update the podcast player to the latest episode. Apologies for the delay. You can, however, hear the latest episode on all the usual podcast players, even if the link above is still showing the previous episode. Summary It’s mid-summer here in the northern hemisphere, and that … More The Ladder of Environmental Care
I try not to look at my podcast stats too closely, but do keep an eye on trends and outliers. And in case you missed it, the episode I did with Cricket Raspet and Allen Fish on field guides was an outlier – in a good way! It was a top 3 episode for both … More More Field Guides from Cricket, Allen, and Michael!
Summary As cities grow further into wildlands and natural habitats, and as animals attempt to adapt to these urban environments, it is inevitable that people and wildlife will come into more contact. My guest today, Jessica Wolff, works to help people and wildlife when these interactions occur. She is an Urban Wildlife Coordinator for the … More #49: Jessica Wolff – Coexisting With Urban Wildlife