BIRD HUGGER

Love gardening and birds and want to help Mother Nature? Join host Catherine Greenleaf, former gardening columnist for the Boston Herald Sunday Magazi…
Sep 23rd, 2021 | 32:43

Preventing Cyanobacteria Outbreaks in Lakes and Ponds

In today's episode, we speak with aquatic biologist Angela Shambaugh about how to prevent toxic Cyanobacteria blooms in lakes and ponds. Links: North…
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Sep 9th, 2021 | 10:25

Bidding A Fond Farewell To Summer

In today's episode, we bid farewell to a wonderful summer season of planting native flowers and enjoying the birds in our backyards. Join Catherine Gr…
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Aug 26th, 2021 | 31:43

Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life with Marta McDowell

In today's episode, we talk with author Marta McDowell about her book, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants And Places That Inspired The Iconi…
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Aug 12th, 2021 | 36:55

Native Trees For Northeast Landscapes with Wild Seed Project’s Anna Fialkoff

In today's episode, we speak with Anna Fialkoff from Wild Seed Project about the organization's brand-new 64-page full-color booklet, Native Trees For…
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Jul 29th, 2021 | 42:48

Identifying and Protecting Old Growth Forests with Dave Govatski

In today's episode, we speak with Dave Govatski, retired forester, about how to identify old growth forests and how to protect them. (oldgrowthforestn…
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Jul 15th, 2021 | 19:21

The Wild Ones Organization: Native Plants and Natural Landscapes with Jen Ainsworth

In today's episode, we speak with Jen Ainsworth, executive director of the Wild Ones organization, headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin. Wild Ones is de…
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Jul 1st, 2021 | 34:13

Water Connections: Protecting Rivers and Wetlands With Jim Rousmaniere

In today's episode, we speak with journalist and historian Jim Rousmaniere. Jim is the author of the book, Water Connections: What Fresh Water Means T…
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Jun 17th, 2021 | 41:13

The Plastic Recycling Dilemma In The Gardening Industry With Marie Chieppo

In today's episode, we speak with renowned garden designer and researcher Marie Chieppo. She is the author of a new report, sponsored by the Associati…
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Jun 3rd, 2021 | 44:34

Seeds Of Mindfulness With Fiann O'Nuallain

In today's episode, we speak with horticultural therapist and gardening author Fiann O'Nuallain from Dublin, Ireland, about his new book, Seeds of Min…
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May 20th, 2021 | 32:39

Maverick Gardeners with Felder Rushing

In today's episode, we speak with Felder Rushing, award-winning gardener from Mississippi and author of the new book, Maverick Gardeners. We talk abou…
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May 6th, 2021 | 49:39

The Nature Of Oaks With Dr. Doug Tallamy

In today's episode, we speak with award-winning author Dr. Douglas Tallamy about his brand-new book The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology Of Our Most E…
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Apr 22nd, 2021 | 35:18

Native Shrubs To Grow For Birds With Mariette Nowak

In today's episode, we discuss several native shrubs to grow to benefit birds with author Mariette Nowak. She is the author of the book, Birdscaping I…
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Apr 8th, 2021 | 44:04

Planting Milkweed To Help Monarch Butterflies with Angie Babbit

The Monarch Butterfly was recently turned down by federal officials for protection by the Endangered Species Act. In this episode, we talk with Angie…
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Mar 25th, 2021 | 32:09

Protecting Migrating Songbirds From Communications Towers with Dr. Joelle Gehring

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Joelle Gehring, a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Office who specializes in preventing bird collisions with…
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Mar 11th, 2021 | 43:37

Part Two of The Reindeer Chronicles With Judith D. Schwartz

In this special episode, we continue our talk with award-winning journalist Judith D. Schwartz, author of the new book The Reindeer Chronicles, about…
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Feb 25th, 2021 | 39:01

The Reindeer Chronicles with Judith D. Schwartz -- Part One

In this special episode, we talk with award-winning science journalist Judith D. Schwartz, author of the new book The Reindeer Chronicles, about the g…
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Feb 11th, 2021 | 33:59

Climate-Wise Gardening with Ginny Stibolt

In this episode, we talk with Ginny Stibolt, award-winning author of the book, Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions For A Sustainable Future, a…
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Feb 5th, 2021 | 47:59

Raising Orphaned Black Bear Cubs With Ben Kilham

In this episode, we talk with wildlife rehabilitator Dr. Benjamin Kilham about the process of raising orphaned black bear cubs and returning them to t…
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Jan 15th, 2021 | 1:03:00

Bumblebees In The Native Flower Garden With Heather Holm

In this special episode, we speak with biologist and bee expert, Heather Holm, about how to help bumblebees flourish and thrive in the native flower g…
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Dec 21st, 2020 | 44:17

The Flight Of The Monarch Butterfly with Laura Lukens

Happy Holidays! Wishing all of you a very merry holiday season and a joyous and happy New Year! In today's episode we take a look back over the last y…
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Dec 9th, 2020 | 53:59

Growing Native Plants With Dan Jaffe Wilder

In this special episode we talk with Dan Jaffe Wilder, author of the book Native Plants for New England Gardens, about growing native plants, how to k…
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Nov 25th, 2020 | 18:23

Bald Eagle: Strategist of the Skies

Happy Thanksgiving! On today's show: The natural history of the Bald Eagle. Also: Planting native thickets in your yard to protect birds from predator…
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Nov 13th, 2020 | 58:05

Planting Native Seeds With Heather McCargo

Get ready! It's almost time to start planting native seeds! In today's episode we learn about the most effective method for propagating native seeds o…
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Oct 30th, 2020 | 29:16

Preventing Birds From Colliding With Windows with Dr. Christine Sheppard

Spooky! Scary! Happy Halloween! Celebrate Halloween with us as we tell a scary story about the Baobhan Sith of the Scottish Highlands and learn how to…
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Oct 9th, 2020 | 29:14

Belted Kingfisher: The Diving Expert

In today's episode we discuss the natural history of the Belted Kingfisher, as well as how to help birds during fall migration, along with a discussio…
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Sep 16th, 2020 | 23:33

Great Blue Heron: The Last Dinosaur

In today's episode we talk about the natural history of the Great Blue Heron; more plants and trees to add to your Monarch Migration Waystation; and h…
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Aug 25th, 2020 | 1:00:41

The Loon Episode

Today's episode is dedicated to the Loon, including important news about loon populations in Massachusetts and an interview with Sheridan Brown, one o…
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Aug 6th, 2020 | 29:35

Common Grackle: The Voracious Insect Eater

In today's episode: the natural history of the insect-loving Grackle; a conversation about the national One Third For The Birds campaign. Also: an int…
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Jul 15th, 2020 | 29:42

American Robin: The Early Bird Gets The Worm

In today's episode: the natural history of the American Robin; issues to consider when switching to native plants; and how to rescue an injured bird.…
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Jul 1st, 2020 | 33:38

Secrets Of The Hummingbird

In today's episode: the natural history of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird; how to help turtles cross the road safely during egg-laying season; how to b…
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Jun 22nd, 2020 | 26:13

Why Does The Blue Jay Get Such A Bad Rap?

In today's episode: the natural history of the much-maligned Blue Jay; how brush piles help protect birds; buying native plants at the garden center;…
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Jun 9th, 2020 | 28:53

Why Is That Woodpecker Pecking On My House?

In today's episode: the natural history of the Pileated Woodpecker; how to assess your backyard for wildlife; how to deal with the challenges of nativ…
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