#54: Parker McMullen Bushman – Reaching New Audiences + The Inclusive Guide

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

#52: Michelle Fullner, Golden State Naturalist, and Nature’s Archive at Two Years

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

#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

#41: Michael Kauffmann: Conifers – Extreme Survivors

Summary My guest in this episode is Michael Kauffmann. He’s a life-long educator, ecologist, and author, as well as founder of Backcountry Press. He’s also an expert in conifers – those wonderful trees that include some of the tallest, widest, and oldest living trees on Earth. Think Giant Sequoia, Coast Redwood, and Bristlecone Pine for … More #41: Michael Kauffmann: Conifers – Extreme Survivors

#40: The Crazy World of Wild Green Ecological Memes – Rhett Barker and Curtis Sarkin

Summary My guests today are Rhett Barker and Curtis Sarkin of the incredibly popular Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends. If you don’t know Wild Green Memes, it’s a Facebook group of over 475,000 members. And it’s quite possibly the most enjoyable place I’ve found on social media.  Before I go any further, yes, today’s … More #40: The Crazy World of Wild Green Ecological Memes – Rhett Barker and Curtis Sarkin

#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

#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

#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

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