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Creating Wildlife Habitats

The Backyard Naturalists

Release Date: 09/18/2021

Getting Rid of Skeeters show art Getting Rid of Skeeters

The Backyard Naturalists

Thanks for listening to The Backyard Naturalists, the podcast about anything and everything connected with nature. Before we get into the meat of this week’s show notes, please don’t forget to click the subscribe button on your favorite podcasting platform then leave us a five-star rating and a nice review.   Currently, The Backyard Naturalists have been listened to in 49 states across the US and in more than 30 countries around the world. In all parts of the globe, mosquitoes not only present a pesky nuisance, but a dangerous one as well. In this weeks show, Debbie and Laurie offer a...

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Water Accessories for Your Natural Habitat show art Water Accessories for Your Natural Habitat

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature.       In a previous episode of The Backyard Naturalists, you learned that water is essential for all wildlife as well as a requirement for your Certified Wildlife Habitat. This week, Debbie and Laurie spend a few minutes exploring water accessories and features for you bird bath, garden and wildlife habitat.     Our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds, has a long list of these accessories such as water wigglers, misters and solar fountains. If you’re on a budget and are...

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The Red Wolf Recovery Project show art The Red Wolf Recovery Project

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalist, the podcast about anything and everything related to nature.     with the joins Debbie and Laurie this week to have a fascinating conversation about the program.     It’s highly unlikely many of our listeners have seen a in the wild so, to kick off the discussion, Kat paints us a picture of what a red wolf actually looks like and it’s comparison, in size, to the grey wolf and coyote.       During this weeks installment, we learn a great deal about the red wolf including it’s diet, their population in North...

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Minimizing Mess Feeding Birds show art Minimizing Mess Feeding Birds

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature.       How many times have you placed a bird feeder outside your home or business . . . only to take it back down a few weeks later because of the mess? There’s discarded seed all over the ground, unwanted weeds germinating and shells everywhere. If this has been your experience, Debbie and Laurie created this episode just for you.       Connect with the Backyard Naturalists on the , and .       Please visit and support our presenting sponsor,...

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The Learning Habitat show art The Learning Habitat

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. In this weeks episode Rachel and Chrissy from visit Debbie and Laurie to introduce them to their organization that prides themselves as  “a group of caring, experienced, qualified and devoted tutors who love helping students grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. The learner-centered education model includes hands-on learning and outdoor education, We use multi-modality methods to teach across curriculum...meaning history group will probably include some science and...

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Turtles with Jay show art Turtles with Jay

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  Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. Reptile expert, Jay Bell from Reptiles 101 returns to the studio this week for a fun and entertaining episode on turtles. We’re focusing on two species this week, the eastern box turtle and the common snapping turtle. In this episode, Jay teaches us about: Physical characteristics How to distinguish a male from a female turtle Their life expectancy The turtle habitat When where and how they breed . . . and the answer to the age old question, “Why did the turtle cross the...

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Those Pesky Squirrels show art Those Pesky Squirrels

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. One of the questions folks have for the team at Backyard Birds is how to keep those pesky squirrels away from their bird feeders. In this week’s episode, Debbie and Laurie off a few affordable solutions and ideas to keeps our little bushy-tailed friends away from your bird food. While recording the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie enjoy coffee provided by the in .  Follow Good Cup Coffee on and look for them at the this Saturday morning.  Connect with the...

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Jabebo Earrings show art Jabebo Earrings

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. The team from joins Debbie and Laurie for this week’s episode of The Backyard Naturalists and in the spirit of reduce, reuse and recycle, we invited them on the show to tall you about their special products. These are earrings made from ! Our presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds is the only retail location to offer Jabebo Earrings in Matthews, NC and they’re giving away a free pair to the first person to drop by the store and mention this episode. There’s one pair of earrings available...

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Birdfeeding 101 show art Birdfeeding 101

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. Sometimes, folks can get overwhelmed and confused when they begin the hobby of bird feeding. Which feeder should you buy? Is there a certain type of seed you should purchase? How much money should you invest? How do you keep predators (and squirrels) from your feeders? These are all question Laurie and her team hears every day at and, in this episode of the Backyard Naturalists podcast, Debbie and Laurie offer answers to these, and a few other, questions. While recording the Backyard...

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Hummingbirds with Bill Hilton show art Hummingbirds with Bill Hilton

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the show about anything and everything connected with nature. A few weeks ago, Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. joined Debbie and Laurie to talk about his organization, Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, located in York, SC. Bill was twice named the South Carolina Science Teacher of the Year and was also honored as the state's outstanding biology teacher, , named him as one of the 50 Best Brains in Science and one of the top 10 amateur scientists. He was also an active member of the Sierra Club Campaign, which made Congaree Swamp in South...

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Establishing a Certified Wildlife Habitat in your backyard is much easier than you think! In this episode of The backyard Naturalists, Debbie and Laurie kick off a series sharing the National Wildlife Federation requirements for creating and certifying wildlife habitats at our homes, businesses, places of worship, schools, and public places.