#59: Alison Pollack – Finding and Photographing Slime Molds

Summary Slime molds (Myxomycetes) are beautiful, weird, and amazing organisms. Often mistaken for fungi, they are actually single celled, yet they grow and efficiently move in search of food, can start and stop their life cycle based on environmental conditions, and even change colors several times during their brief life cycle. They can be beautifully … More #59: Alison Pollack – Finding and Photographing Slime Molds

#57: Allen Fish – Raptor Migration from Hawk Hill

Summary There are probably few better ways to learn about raptors, raptor behavior and migration, and identification than a hawk count! My guest today, Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, tells us all about their hawk count and banding operation, as well as some of the fascinating projects and partners that connect … More #57: Allen Fish – Raptor Migration from Hawk Hill

#56: Deb Kramer – Starting and Leading Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful

Summary My guest today is Deb Kramer, founder and executive director of Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful. I’ve come to know Deb and her organization over the past couple of years, and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to have her on the podcast! Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, in my opinion, is a … More #56: Deb Kramer – Starting and Leading Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful

#55: Denise Lewis – Raptors of the Raptor Woodland Refuge

Summary My guest today is Denise Lewis, Director of Programs and resident raptor expert at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska. Today Denise gives me a tour of the Raptor Woodland Refuge, which is an incredible public facility at the forest. Just envision this – a densely wooded hillside with an elevated boardwalk. But every 10 … More #55: Denise Lewis – Raptors of the Raptor Woodland Refuge

#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

#53: Michelle Foss on Forest Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest

Summary Today’s episode is really exciting and was a new experience for me – a field interview! And I couldn’t have asked for a better guest than Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska. Fontenelle Forest is not what most people would typically think of if they envisioned Nebraska. It … More #53: Michelle Foss on Forest Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest

#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

#51: Dr. Karlisa Callwood – The Combined Ecology of Parrotfish, Spiny Lobsters, and People in Coral Reef Systems

Summary My guest today is Dr. Karlisa Callwood. Dr. Callwood is the director of the community conservation education and action program for the Perry Institute for Marine Science, and an expert on the coral reef fisheries of the Bahamas, and has a PhD in Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami in Florida. … More #51: Dr. Karlisa Callwood – The Combined Ecology of Parrotfish, Spiny Lobsters, and People in Coral Reef Systems

#50: Dr. Brian Brown – Phenomenal Phorid Flies, Hyperdiversity, DNA Barcoding, and more

Summary Today’s guest is Dr. Brian Brown, Curator of Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Brown did his undergraduate and masters work at the University of Guelph. During the latter, under the tutelage of well known entomologist Steve Marshall, Dr. Brown took up the study … More #50: Dr. Brian Brown – Phenomenal Phorid Flies, Hyperdiversity, DNA Barcoding, and more