#6: Cool Tools – Nature Identification Edition

Summary Welcome to my second in-between episode. These are short episodes in between my interview episodes.  I’m calling this one Cool Tools – Nature Identification Edition! I’ll cover what I think are great tools to aid you in identifying, and thus, learning about the nature all around us. I cover phone apps and websites, hand … More #6: Cool Tools – Nature Identification Edition

#5: Eddie Dunbar on Getting People Excited about Insects, and Building an Online Community

Summary Eddie Dunbar, MBA, is an entomologist, the Founder and President of the Insect Sciences Museum of California, and Adjunct Professor at Merritt College. With 38,000 species of insects in California alone, we need people like Eddie to help make sense of it all. Eddie’s passion is to engage the public with insects so they … More #5: Eddie Dunbar on Getting People Excited about Insects, and Building an Online Community

#4: 365 Backyard Species in 365 Days!?!

Summary In this episode I discuss a project I started when the COVID-19 shelter-in-place began. In order to stay in-touch with nature, I decided I’d be more deliberate with investigating my own yard. The timing was perfect – Allen’s and Rufous Hummingbirds were migrating through. This simple decision to spend more backyard time quickly grew … More #4: 365 Backyard Species in 365 Days!?!

#3: Jan Hintermeister – Volunteering to Grow Your Impact – Show Notes

Summary Jan Hintermeister is a prolific volunteer in many environmental causes and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jan has been a long time field volunteer and served multiple terms as the Board Chair for the non-profit San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. He’s been a County Parks Commissioner, a member of the Santa Clara … More #3: Jan Hintermeister – Volunteering to Grow Your Impact – Show Notes

#2: Matthew Dodder – From Silicon Valley to Audubon Chapter Director – Show Notes

Summary Matthew Dodder is the Executive Director of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society – but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Matthew’s journey into the world of nature conservation and education began with a blizzard in Massachusetts. Matthew’s journey took him through seminary school and into a career in graphic design and … More #2: Matthew Dodder – From Silicon Valley to Audubon Chapter Director – Show Notes

#1: Dorian Anderson – 17830 Miles of Biking for Birds – Show Notes

Summary You might already know Dorian from his epic 2014 Biking for Birds adventure – 17830 miles over 365 days, through blizzards, heat waves and crazy drivers. The goal of this trip was to see as many bird species as possible (called a Big Year) in order to reset his life and simultaneously raise money … More #1: Dorian Anderson – 17830 Miles of Biking for Birds – Show Notes