The Naturalist Podcast is a rambling discussion of the world outside. Hosted by Sea McKeon (a biodiversity scientist and evolutionary ecologist) and Lev Frid (a ranger, wildlife photographer, and guide) the podcast covers topics of interest to modern naturalists. Discussions center on what is going on in the immediate surroundings in "Outside my door", Recent Natural History in the News, "Tropical flavors" when the opportunity presents, Natural History media reviews and the occasional guest appearance of other naturalists from around the world. We welcome your questions, and encourage everyone to take the time to get outside and observe what is going on outside in your own neighborhood. Come visit at http://www.naturalistpodcast.com
The Naturalists Episode 34: Conserving Southeastern Peru with Chris Ketola
Sea and Anthony have a chance to talk with Chris Ketola, who runs biodiversity programs for the not-for-profit “Fauna Forever” (http://Faunaforever.org) in Southeastern Peru. Talk of bats, reptiles and amphibians, and jaguars as Chris spins some of his greatest adventures to date.
Video vailable on Youtube: https://youtu.be/bCR8EDSMJb4
And as a podcast on your favorite platform or below!
The Naturalists Episode 33: Exploring Southeast Australia with Maggie Galbraith
We have Maggie Galbraith a naturalist from Southeast Australia with Sea and Lev to discuss fall in the Southern Hemisphere, BlackBirdersWeek, and the announcement of our first photography contest!
You can find Maggie’s photography under the account “Maggies_Lens” at Flickr.
The hashtag for the photocontest is #Naturalistimages1 – shared on The Naturalists Facebook group, or on Instagram. David Shaw’s introduction to the contest starts right around minute 47 on the video or podcast.
Some of the many Links and individuals for Black Birders Week can be found here:
Birding While Black: A Candid Conversation (YouTube)
Rules for the Black Birdwatcher (YouTube)
The Naturalist Podcast: Spring in the time of COVID
Sea and Lev have a chance to catch up on a weird and quiet spring in the time of COVID, and try out video for the first time… available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/b29RmTyQBhg
The Naturalist Podcast Episode 31: Going Offshore with Kate Sutherland
“White-faced Black-capped Petrel” photo by Kate Sutherland
Mesoplodon europaeus or Gervais’ Beaked Whale, photo by Kate Sutherland
Sea gets a chance to talk about Black-capped Petrels, Beaked Whales, and getting back into academic science with Kate Sutherland of Seabirding.com . Brief highlights from Kate’s review of “Oceanic Birds of the World” by Howell and Zufelt.
The Naturalist Podcast Episode 30: Lev in Ethiopia with Endemics, Many Quelea, and the Pantene Monkeys
In the heat of the summer, Lev shares his adventures from a trip to Ethiopia, a place of extremes of climate and spectacular biodiversity. From the Gelada and Ethiopian Wolves of the Bale Mountains, to Stresemann’s Bushcrow of the plains, and many many Quelea, sounds like the sort of place naturalists dream of.
The Naturalist Podcast Episode 29: Seaside Sparrows, Climate Change, and Reaching Out with Corina Newsome
Sea had a chance to talk with ornithologist and science communicator Corinna Newsome about salt marsh nesting birds, finding routes to natural history as adult, and what diversity and representation mean in science.
Good podcast for casual learning about many aspects of nature. Sea & Lev do a great job hosting.