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 My guest today is Paul Johnson. Paul is a Wildlife Biologist at Pinnacles National Park, and a long time lepidopterist, or one who studies butterflies and moths. Paul also leads several North American Butterfly Association (NABA) butterfly counts in California, which is how I got connected with Paul in the first place, and a … More #46: Paul Johnson – Finding and Counting Butterflies
Summary Today, my guest Dr. Stuart Weiss tells us about an amazing and unexpected series of discoveries that connect cows, cars, and conservation, all triggered by the study of the threatened Bay Checkerspot butterfly. These discoveries have had reverberations across ecological circles and have led to amazing conservation successes, despite a senior US Air Force … More #37: Dr. Stuart Weiss – Of Checkerspots, Cars, and Cows
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
Summary My guests in this episode are Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning and Sydney Kreutzmann. Dr. Olson-Manning is an Assistant Professor at Augustana University, has a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics from Duke University, and leads the Olson-Manning Lab which focuses on understanding how biochemical pathways evolve. Sydney Kreutzmann is a Research Technician in Dr. Olson-Manning’s lab, working … More #28: Milkweeds with Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning and Sydney Kreutzmann