Top 10 Backyard Ecology Podcast Episodes: October 1, 2022 – October 1, 2023
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
7M ago
I can’t believe that 2023 is almost over! This year has flown by! For the past several weeks, I’ve been doing top 10 roundups of the different types of Backyard Ecology content. We’ve talked about the videos, the blog articles, and the nature trivia style shorts. So, let’s wrap it up with a rundown of the top 10 podcast episodes of the year. ? 9b) Everything You Want to Know About Nesting Birds with NestWatch https://www.backyardecology.net/everything-you-want-to-know-about-nesting-birds-with-nestwatch/  ? 9a) Birding Tools and Technology to Help You Be a Better Birder https://www.backyar ..read more
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Top 10 Backyard Ecology “Shorts”
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
7M ago
Did you know that in addition to the regular Backyard Ecology videos that Anthony creates, he also produces a series of nature-trivia style short videos? Most of these videos are literally only a few seconds long so are perfect “bite-sized” samples if you’re just getting started or are looking for something to watch for a few seconds on your phone. So, let’s quickly run through the top 10 Backyard Ecology shorts based on number of views as of Thanksgiving 2023. Since the videos are so short, I’m just going to list the titles and let your curiosity decide whether to follow the link and explore ..read more
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Top 10 Backyard Ecology Blog Articles: October 2022 - October 2023
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
7M ago
I always like to do roundups of the top 10 blog articles and top 10 podcast episodes at the end of every year because I know how easy it is to miss stuff. Sometimes we have the best intentions to go back and read or listening to something, but other things come up and then we forget. So, it can be helpful to have a reminder at the end of the year for some of those articles that we might have missed.  Top 10 Backyard Ecology Blog Articles ? 10) Sometimes Life Happens: https://www.backyardecology.net/sometimes-life-happens/  ? 9) Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly: A Common Fall Migrant: http ..read more
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Top 10 Backyard Ecology Videos
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
7M ago
Did you know that we have a Backyard Ecology YouTube channel? If you’re like many of the blog readers and podcast listeners who responded to our 2023 end-of-year survey, then answer is “probably not.”  If you are one of our frequent viewers, thank you for coming on this journey with us. We enjoy reading all your comments on the videos. If you haven’t discovered the Backyard Ecology YouTube channel, then I encourage you to check it out. To get you started, here are the top 10 Backyard Ecology videos based on the number of views as of Thanksgiving 2023.  The full transcript of this epi ..read more
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Fall Cleanup in the Pollinator and Wildlife Garden: A Comprehensive Guide to What You Need to Know and Do
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
9M ago
When gardening with native plants for pollinators and wildlife, much of the traditional fall cleanup for gardens is not only unnecessary but could be detrimental. And if you don’t have to do all that fall cleanup, you’ll have more time to kick back and enjoy the everchanging natural wonders around you. The full transcript of this episode can be found at: https://www.backyardecology.net/fall-cleanup/ Until next week I encourage you to take some time to explore the nature in your yard and community. ? ? ? If you’re listening to this in November 2023, please help us by taking our end-of-the-year ..read more
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Resharing Your Favorites: Gardening with Native Plants
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
10M ago
Did you know that common milkweed isn’t native to Georgia? Or that there are many native plants which can be grown in large pots on a patio or balcony? Or that some simple “cues to care” can significantly change how a native plant garden is perceived by others? I originally recorded this conversation with Jennifer Ceska in the spring of 2022. A year and a half later it is, by far, my most downloaded episode to date. We had an amazing conversation that covered a wide range of topics related to gardening with native plants. So, I thought I would reshare it with the transcript so that those who m ..read more
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Building Thriving Ecosystems and Exploring Nature in Your Backyard with Backyard Ecology
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
10M ago
Over the last 6-8 months, we’ve been working hard to make Backyard Ecology even better and to implement new ways to help people on an even deeper level. I am so excited because I can finally share some of what we’ve been working on! The full transcript of this episode can be found at: https://www.backyardecology.net/building-thriving-ecosystems-and-exploring-nature-in-your-backyard/ Links to become a Backyard Ecologist: The Backyard Ecologist’s Newsletter: https://www.backyardecology.net/subscribe/ Backyard Ecology Community: https://www.backyardecology.net/community/  Design Your P ..read more
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The American Goldfinch: A Comprehensive Guide
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
11M ago
American goldfinches are beautiful and fascinating songbirds that can be found over most of the continent. Their late nesting season and almost exclusively seed-based diet, even as nestlings, make them unique among our songbirds. They are also easy to attract to our properties. I talk about all those things and much more in this episode. The full transcript, including additional pictures, can be found on the episode’s webpage: https://www.backyardecology.net/american-goldfinch/ Incorporating native plants into your landscape is a great way to improve the habitat in your yard for butterflies, h ..read more
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Exploring Urban Ecology: Understanding and Appreciating Nature Where We Live
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
1y ago
Did you know that urban ecology doesn’t just apply to big cities and towns? Even if you live in a fairly rural area, if there is a lot of interaction between where you live and a nearby town or city then you may fall into the broad category of urban ecology. That means urban ecology is likely to apply to most of us. Today we're talking with Dr. Sarah Gagné. Sarah is the author of the newly published book, Nature at Your Door, Connecting with the Wild and Green in the Urban and Suburban Landscape. She is also an Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology at the University of North Carolina, Charl ..read more
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What Happens When a Tree Gets Blown Over? Discovering New Habitats Created by Fallen Trees
Backyard Ecology
by Shannon Trimboli
1y ago
As sad as the loss of a tree can be, there’s also an excitement because fallen trees provide many different types of valuable and often overlooked habitats. I talk about some of those habitats in this episode. The full transcript, including additional pictures, can be found on the episode’s webpage: https://www.backyardecology.net/what-happens-when-a-tree-gets-blown-over-discovering-new-habitats-created-by-fallen-trees/ Incorporating native plants into your landscape is a great way to improve the habitat in your yard for butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds, and just about every other type of ..read more
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