#27: Brandon Kong- California Tiger Salamanders, Rattlesnakes, and How To Herp

Summary My guest in this episode is Brandon Kong. Brandon is a conservation field technician at Stanford University, is studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, and has a particular passion for “herping” , which is looking for and studying the nature of reptiles and amphibians. Brandon’s studies and field work give him … More #27: Brandon Kong- California Tiger Salamanders, Rattlesnakes, and How To Herp

#25: Danielle Husband – Wetlands Systems, Playas, and Dragonflies!

Summary My guest today is Danielle Husband. Danielle (Instagram) is a graduate student studying dragonflies and damselflies at the McIntyre Lab at Texas Tech University. In particular, she is studying the west Texas playas, salinas, and urban catchments, and their suitability for odonates. Today’s episode is full of great topics. We discuss the importance of … More #25: Danielle Husband – Wetlands Systems, Playas, and Dragonflies!

#24: Justin Angle – On The Fireline -Wildfires in the Western USA

Summary “Just because it’s a view you’ve seen your whole life doesn’t mean it’s a normal, healthy forest.” Fire is inextricably linked to nature and to biodiversity. My guest today is Dr. Justin Angle, creator of the podcast series “Fireline”, which is a deep dive into the realities of wildfire in the western United States. … More #24: Justin Angle – On The Fireline -Wildfires in the Western USA

#23: Crossover! Wasp Ecology with Heather Holm, from the Backyard Ecology Podcast

While you are welcome to listen to my show using the above link, you can help me grow my reach by listening through one of the podcast services (Apple, Google, Stitcher, etc) linked on the right. And while you’re there, will you please consider subscribing? Summary Hello everyone! Welcome to another Nature’s Archive podcast. This … More #23: Crossover! Wasp Ecology with Heather Holm, from the Backyard Ecology Podcast

#22: Project Terra – Wildlife Tracking in Your Own Backyard with Scott Whittle and Mike Lanzone

Summary My guests today are Scott Whittle and Mike Lanzone of Project Terra and Cellular Tracking Technologies.  Scott is a bird expert and author. His passion for the natural world has led to co-authoring The Warbler Guide, the Warbler Guide App, and contributing to the Birdgenie bird song identification app. Scott Whittle Mike is a … More #22: Project Terra – Wildlife Tracking in Your Own Backyard with Scott Whittle and Mike Lanzone

#21: John “Griff” Griffith on Redwood Ecosystems, Hosting Animal Planet’s Wild Jobs, and Being a “Solutionary”

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#20: Dr. Yiwei Wang – Bird Observatories, Plovers, and Pumas, Oh My!

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BONUS Episode: How To Lead a Great Nature Field Trip

Transcript Hi Again Everyone! Michael here. I’m recording this a few hours after receiving my first COVID vaccine! So far I feel fine, and I’m excited at the prospect of a gradual return to normalcy over the coming months. I’d blocked out today to relax and recover, and since I’m feeling good, I decided I’d … More BONUS Episode: How To Lead a Great Nature Field Trip