#49: Jessica Wolff – Coexisting With Urban Wildlife

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

#43: Alison Young – The City Nature Challenge

Summary Today’s guest is Alison Young, Co-Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Community Science at the California Academy of Sciences. Alison has a background in marine biology, including a MA in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. At the Cal Academy, Alison is a driving force … More #43: Alison Young – The City Nature Challenge

#42: Dr. Peter Alagona – Cities: The Accidental Ecosystem

Summary I live in a city of 1 million people that is part of a metropolitan area of close to 8 million people. Yet, at my suburban home I often hear Coyotes howling at night, turkeys gobbling in the morning, and great-horned owls hooting. There are Bald Eagles that nest near a school not too … More #42: Dr. Peter Alagona – Cities: The Accidental Ecosystem

#39: Dr. Elaine Ingham – The Ecology of the Soil Food Web

Summary If you’ve listened to more than a few of my podcast episodes, you’ve likely noticed some common themes. One in particular is that everything in nature is interconnected in multiple ways. And today’s episode demonstrates that in some mind bending ways. What’s the topic? Well, it’s an often overlooked subject. If it is handled … More #39: Dr. Elaine Ingham – The Ecology of the Soil Food Web

#30: Dr. Jaret Daniels – Butterflies, Creating Habitat in Overlooked Landscapes, and Leveraging Creative Outreach

Summary My guest today is Dr. Jaret Daniels. Dr. Daniels is a professor specializing in lepidoptera research and insect conservation at the University of Florida, and is curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History. In addition to that, Dr. Daniels is the author of over a dozen books that help connect the … More #30: Dr. Jaret Daniels – Butterflies, Creating Habitat in Overlooked Landscapes, and Leveraging Creative Outreach

#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

#15: Tora Rocha and Terry Smith – The Pollinator Posse on Monarchs, Their Amazing Lifecycle, and Their Frightening Decline in the West – Part 1

Summary Today’s guests are Tora Rocha and Terry Smith, founders of the Oakland, California based Pollinator Posse. The Pollinator Posse creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach, education and direct action. They engage with municipalities, land owners, golf courses, garden groups, and the general public to help people become better stewards … More #15: Tora Rocha and Terry Smith – The Pollinator Posse on Monarchs, Their Amazing Lifecycle, and Their Frightening Decline in the West – Part 1