Invasive Plants Part 3
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
1w ago
In this episode the discussion turns toward the horticulture industry and the impact working with plants has had overtime. Bob, Greg and Sam then turn to examine the branch of Ornamental Horticulture and its culpability in the mass production and distribution of non-native plants around the world. While this trend continues, new options of planting with native plants and the idea of cultivating native plants at home for the sake of conservation are introduced. Related Episodes: Lawns, Invasive Plants, Seeds on the Move, Invasive Plants Part 1, Invasive Plants Part 2   For more information ..read more
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Invasive Plants Part 2
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2w ago
In episode 2 of our Invasive Plant Series Bob, Greg and Sam discuss why invasive plants pose such a problem to our ecosystem. The plant guru dives into the intricate connections between plants and other wildlife, explaining that plants truly are the basis of all ecosystems. From there, we talk about the way our land use decisions have created the perfect conditions for invasive plants to thrive in North America.  Related Episodes: Invasive Plants Part 1, Invasive Plants, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy and Passenger Pigeon Part 1 For more information, we recommend these resources: W ..read more
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Invasive Plants Part 1
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2w ago
Bob sits down with Greg and Sam to discuss one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, invasive plants. It’s such a dense topic that we decided to break it up into 4 separate episodes. In part 1, we introduce the concept of native and non-native invasive plants. Greg and Sam provide a big picture perspective on the human systems that are driving the spread of invasive plants and invite you to join us in starting a more meaningful conversation around invasive plants and their impact on our environment.  Related Episodes: Invasive Plants, Walnut Woods For more information, we ..read more
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Indigo Bunting
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by Nature Guys
3w ago
Bob and Tina chat about an amazing bird - the Indigo Bunting. Find out where and when you can see the brilliant blue male and how these birds migrate over 1200 miles. You can find out more about Tina and Red Oaks Forest School at redoaksforestschool.org. Related episode: What’s Your Zugunruhe? Our sources for this episode include: For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide by Laura Erickson Laura Erickson Blog Post on Floaters Where Do Indigo Buntings Live Indigo Bunting Life History BirdCast - migration tools ..read more
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Eclipse Lovers
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2M ago
Bob invites his partner Beth to share her passion for children’s literature by describing 6 of her favorite books about the eclipse. In addition, Bob offers suggestions about places to view the totality of the solar eclipse including the Jenkins Forever Farm animal sanctuary where you can join Nature Guys for this spectacular display on April 8, 2024. Related episode: Eclipse with Dean Regas Here are the books Beth reviewed and recommends. Check them out at your local library or independent bookstore! Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun, written and illustrated by Baje Whitethorne Looking ..read more
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Passenger Pigeon Part 2
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2M ago
Bob and Charles tackle one of the hardest subjects that Nature Guys has ever undertaken. In part 1 of Passenger Pigeon they go back in time to experience what this bird was like and how humans managed to wipe out this bird. Part 2 covers what we have learned and not learned from the Passenger Pigeon. Related episodes: Passenger Pigeon Part 1, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy For more information, we recommend these books: Wild New World The Epic Story of Animals and People in America by Dan Flores (Bob's pick) Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh (Charles's pick) Here are books Charles ..read more
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Passenger Pigeon Part 1
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2M ago
Bob and Charles tackle one of the hardest subjects that Nature Guys has ever undertaken. In part 1 of Passenger Pigeon they go back in time to experience what this bird was like. Thanks to naturalists in the past we have first hand accounts of what this bird was like. Find out how humans managed to wipe out this bird. For more information, we recommend these books: Wild New World The Epic Story of Animals and People in America by Dan Flores (Bob's pick) Man and Nature by Georg Perkins Marsh (Charles's pick) Here are books Charles read; the links are to a non-profit website (www.bookshop.org ..read more
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Eclipse with Dean Regas
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
2M ago
Bob is joined by the astronomer Dean Regas. Our goal for this podcast is to inspire you to attend the total eclipse of the sun on April 8th, 2024. Dean Regas Website: astrodean.com NASA Science: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse ..read more
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Outdoor Life with Carol Mundy
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
3M ago
Bob and his wife Beth are invited to chat with Carol Mundy on her radio show Outdoor Life. Our sources for this episode include: Outdoor Life with Carol Mundy Carol Mundy’s Website The Crow Knows ..read more
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The Future of the Responsible Company
Nature Guys
by Nature Guys
4M ago
Bob chats with Vincent Stanley, the author of The Future of the Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 50 Years. Our sources for this episode include: The Future of the Responsible Company by Vincent Stanley with Yvon Chouinard Earth is now our only shareholder by Yvon Chouinard ..read more
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