Burrowing Owls Of Marco Island With Brittany Piersma
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by Catherine Greenleaf
4d ago
Did you know Burrowing Owls raise their young in underground tunnels? In today's episode, we talk about the fascinating Burrowing Owl with Brittany Piersma, a field biologist with the Audubon of the Western Everglades. Brittany is conducting important research of the Burrowing Owl on Marco Island in Florida. She also helps to run the Owl Watch Program, Seabird Stewardship Program and the Gopher Tortoise Program. Go to the Owl Watch Program at https://www.audubonwe.org/about-1-1. Learn more about the Starter Burrow Program at https://www.audubon.org/news/where-burrowing-owls-are-your-neighbors ..read more
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Adventures Of A Transplanted Gardener With Ginny Stibolt
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by Catherine Greenleaf
2w ago
Did you know 1,000 people move to Florida every single day? Join us for a talk with Ginny Stibolt, author of the wonderful new book, Adventures Of A Transplanted Gardener, as she tells us all about the delights and challenges of native gardening for birds and butterflies in the Sunshine State. This book is essential if you are planning to retire in Florida or if you are a Snowbird with a winter home in Florida. Florida Native Plant Society: www.fnps.org. Native plants mentioned in this episode: Sunshine Mimosas; Rice Button Asters; Beautyberry Bush; Wax Myrtle Bush; and Coral Honeysuckle Vine ..read more
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The Pollinator Victory Garden With Kim Eierman -- Plus Year-End Wrap-Up
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by Catherine Greenleaf
1M ago
APOLOGIES TO ALL OF MY LISTENERS FOR THE DELAY IN BROADCASTING. Join us for the BIRD HUGGER Year-End Wrap Up! We are also speaking with Kim Eierman, author of the fantastic new book, The Pollinator Victory Garden. Find out more about Kim at her website: www.ecobeneficial.com. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Some larval host plants for moths: native black cherry tree; willows (including pussy willow); raspberries; carolina rose; and spirea. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds, for twice-monthly discussions about rest ..read more
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BIRD HUGGER HOLIDAY SPECIAL
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by Catherine Greenleaf
1M ago
Join us for some good cheer on the BIRD HUGGER Holiday Special! Author Marta McDowell is our guest as we discuss her book about The Secret Garden, the delightful children's tale written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Happy Holidays to all! For more info on Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett by Marta McDowell, go to workman.com. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds ..read more
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Northeast Native Plant Primer With Uli Lorimer
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by Catherine Greenleaf
2M ago
In today's episode, we talk with Uli Lorimer, horticulture director of the Native Plant Trust and author of the new book, The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden. We talk about why natives are so important for birds and other wildlife. Uli will also walk us through the various successions of plants that occur once you turn your lawn into a meadow as well as some recommendations of native annuals to plant. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly dis ..read more
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Tracking The Elusive Nighthawk With Phil Brown
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by Catherine Greenleaf
2M ago
Did you know the Nighthawk is not a hawk and is not a nocturnal bird? Confusing, right? In today's episode we have Phil Brown from the Harris Center for Conservation to explain the biology and behavior of this elusive and mysterious bird. We will also talk about the Harris Center's brand new Nighthawk Monitoring program. For more information on Project Nighthawk go to https://tinyurl.com/27n8cvs4. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and ..read more
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Birds, Beasts And Bedlam With Derek Gow
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by Catherine Greenleaf
3M ago
In today's episode, we talk with Derek Gow, author of the brand-new book, Birds, Beasts and Bedlam: Turning My Farm Into An Ark For Lost Species. Derek is a farmer turned revolutionary rewilder and he tells us about his adventures, sometimes controversial, of re-establishing wildlife species, like the White Stork, in England. For more information on this book and his other book: Bringing Back The Beaver go to https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/bringing-back-the-beaver-pb/. For more on Aldo Leopold go to https://www.aldoleopold.org. See more on Gabe Brown at http://brownsranch.us. Join Cather ..read more
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Broad-Winged Hawk Migration With Update On Hugger
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by Catherine Greenleaf
4M ago
In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Rebecca McCabe, an avian biologist from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, about the migration of the Broad-Winged Hawk. Dr. McCabe works with Dr. Laurie Goodrich, the founder of the Broad-Winged Hawk Project. We will also get an update on Hugger, the hawk we are sponsoring with a location transmitter for their research. For more info go to hawkmountain.org and hawkcount.org. You can also track Hugger's progress by going to the Broad-Winged Hawk Project page on Facebook. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of exp ..read more
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Rainwater Harvesting With Brad Lancaster
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by Catherine Greenleaf
5M ago
In today's episode, we speak with Brad Lancaster, award-winning author of the book, Rainwater Harvesting. With drought affecting many regions of the U.S., Brad offers multiple ways to harvest and use rainwater from your property, keeping trees healthy and birds happy (www.harvestingrainwater.com). Also check out his other website (neighborhoodforesters.org). Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Acc ..read more
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Saving Your Neighborhood Trees with Diane Hoffman
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by Catherine Greenleaf
9M ago
Where do most birds nest? In trees, of course! Spring brings the lovely sound of chirping birds but it can also bring the loud whir of chainsaws. In today's episode, we discuss how to negotiate with utility companies that appear overly aggressive in their tree removal and trimming practices with Diane Hoffman of Hamden Alliance For Trees (HAT), an organization in Connecticut that has been very successful in protecting the trees in their town. How to protect your neighborhood's trees: 1) Form a group to protect trees and seek like-minded members in your town; 2) Urge your town to form a Tree Co ..read more
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