#32: Cricket Raspet on Dockfouling – finding amazing sea creatures the easy way

Summary My guest today is Cricket Raspet (@chilipossum on Instagram). Cricket is a Curatorial Assistant at the California Academy of Sciences, specializing in marine mammals.  She’s a passionate community scientist, a raptor bander with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and a rescue and animal care volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center.   An interest (obsession?) … More #32: Cricket Raspet on Dockfouling – finding amazing sea creatures the easy way

#28: Milkweeds with Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning and Sydney Kreutzmann

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

#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

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

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 My guest today is John Griffith, or better known … More #21: John “Griff” Griffith on Redwood Ecosystems, Hosting Animal Planet’s Wild Jobs, and Being a “Solutionary”

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

#13: Ashley Ahearn – Creator of the Podcast Series “Grouse” on the Art of Storytelling and Science Communication

Summary My guest in this episode is Ashley Ahearn. Ashley is an award winning public radio and podcast journalist. She recently created and published the critically acclaimed podcast series called “Grouse”. Grouse explores life in rural America through the lens of the controversial Greater Sage-Grouse. The series also delves into Ashley’s own unique journey to … More #13: Ashley Ahearn – Creator of the Podcast Series “Grouse” on the Art of Storytelling and Science Communication