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The Backyard Naturalists

Release Date: 10/02/2021

Those Pesky Squirrels show art Those Pesky Squirrels

The Backyard Naturalists

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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District show art Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists, the podcast about anything and everything related to nature.       In this week’s episode, Debbie and Laurie have a conversation with Conservation District Manager, around the history, purpose and offerings of the Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation District, including , as well as their .       The mission of the is to conserve and improve soil, water, and related resources within Mecklenburg County watersheds for all current and future land users by promoting, implementing, and publicizing programs built on...

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Matthews Community Farmer's Market show art Matthews Community Farmer's Market

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists podcast. The show about anything and everything related to nature. The week, Debbie and Laurie take the show on the road, on-site and on-location at . This episode was recorded Saturday, May 21, 2022.     Matthews Community Farmer’s Market prides themselves as “the largest, most diverse producer-only farmers' market in ”. Their “founders wanted to create a space which would not only support local farms as a viable part of the community, but would also bring back a sense of community to Matthews”.     During this week’s...

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Cloister Honey show art Cloister Honey

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists podcast. The show about anything and everything connected with nature. In this week’s episode, Randall York with joins Debbie and Laurie to talk about the organization was founded from a simple Christmas gift from his wife, Joanne, back in 2007.     Cloister Honey has received awards and honors from Southern Living, Our State Magazine and Charlotte Magazine and their products are carried by retailers such as William Sonoma, Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dean & DeLuca, and our show’s presenting sponsor, Backyard Birds.  ...

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Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. & Hilton Pond Center show art Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. & Hilton Pond Center

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Welcome to The Backyard Naturalists podcast. The show about anything and everything connected with nature. Debbie and Laurie, The Backyard Naturalists are absolutely thrilled for this weeks episode as they host and welcome Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. to the show.     Bill is the Executive Director of which is located in York, South Carolina. He's also the principal investigator for , the hummingbird project.     He 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...

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The Botanical Gardens at UNCC with Dr. Jeff Gillman show art The Botanical Gardens at UNCC with Dr. Jeff Gillman

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Welcome to , the podcast about anything and everything connected with nature. In this week’s installment, Debbie and Laurie call to talk with him about the .     “Jeff has a Master’s degree in Entomology and a Ph.D. in . He is the author of five books on gardening and the environment, a Contributing Editor to , and has appeared on such shows as Martha Stewart and Growing a Greener World.     From 1998 until 2013 he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of , but the cold finally got to him! For the past two years he has been an instructor at Central...

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Bird Migration with Tony show art Bird Migration with Tony

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This week, welcome Tony Lombardino back to the show for a conversation around the topic of bird migration. If you’ll remember, Debbie and Laurie hosted Tony earlier this year for an installment on . Tony kicks off the episode explaining the ultimate and evolutionary reason why birds migrate. He discusses the ability birds possess to allow them to return to the same nesting location each year, where various species migrate to and from and the process around the preparation of migrating Tony has led bird walks for the and hosts our at in Matthews. Connect with the Backyard Naturalists...

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