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Nature Guys connects you to the exciting natural world right in your own neighborhood. These nature connections will help you be cool, calm, collected and ready to make a positive difference in the world. Nature Guys is hosted by Bob a long time nature lover.

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Nature Guys connects you to the exciting natural world right in your own neighborhood. These nature connections will help you be cool, calm, collected and ready to make a positive difference in the world. Nature Guys is hosted by Bob a long time nature lover.

    Bring Birds Back with Tenijah Hamilton

    Bring Birds Back with Tenijah Hamilton

    How do you go from a city girl who likes being inside to the host of the BirdNote podcast Bring Birds Back? Tune in as Tenijah Hamilton shares her inspiring story.
    Thanks to Cincinnati Nature Center for sponsoring this episode. Visit www.CincyNature.org to register for February 2023 online classes and don’t forget to use promo code NATURE to get 25% off.
    Related episodes: Purple Martin, Whitebark Pine: The most important tree you have never heard of
    Our sources for this episode include:
    Bring Birds Back Podcast Feminist Bird Club

    • 32 min
    Wood Thrush

    Wood Thrush

    Bob and Gia chat about one very special bird. The etherial song of this bird is inspiring!
    Learn about Helen Black in this wikipedia article.
    Special thanks to Cornell Lab for the wood thrush audio clip (ML 29922711 Glen Chapman May 9, 2016).  Visit our web site to see Tam Teow's beautiful wood thrush art.
    Thanks to Cincinnati Nature Center for sponsoring this episode. Visit www.CincyNature.org to register for January 2023 online classes and don’t forget to use promo code NATURE to get 25% off.
    Related episodes: Merlin Magic, Merlin 2, What It’s Like to be a Bird with David Sibley
    Our sources for this episode include:
    Bird Songs All About Birds Wood Thrush Four Fun Facts about the Wood Thrush Wood Thrush Cornell Chronicle: Songbird population declines linked to acid rain, Cornell ecologists report

    • 30 min
    Eastern Redcedar Revisited

    Eastern Redcedar Revisited

    Bob welcomes Greg Torres back to revisit the eastern redcedar tree. Bill and Bob did an episode on this tree in 2017 and had some questions that Greg, our very own plant guru, has some thoughts on.
    Thanks to Cincinnati Nature Center for sponsoring this episode. Visit www.CincyNature.org – that’s C-I-N-C-Y-Nature.org – to register for January 2023 online classes and don’t forget to use promo code NATURE to get 25% off.
    Related Episodes: Why We Don’t Hug Eastern Redcedar Trees, Walnut Woods
    Our sources for this episode include:
    Eastern Redcedar Juniperus Virginiana Facts for Kids Eastern Redcedar Control on Range and Pasture The Pros and Cons of the Eastern Redcedar

    • 30 min
    Walnut Woods

    Walnut Woods

    Greg is excited to share all about a project he has been involved in for a number of years. We bring in some of the collaborators to explain their roles in this inspiring project. Tune in to learn how they turned ten acres of forgotten land into a Cincinnati City Park.
    Thanks to Cincinnati Nature Center for sponsoring this episode. Visit www.CincyNature.org – that’s C-I-N-C-Y-Nature.org – to register for January 2023 online classes and don’t forget to use promo code NATURE to get 25% off.
    Related episode: Invasive Plants
    Our sources for this episode include:
    Cincinnati Parks - Walnut Woods of Evanston Civic Garden Center Walnut Hills High School  

    • 32 min
    Cranberry Thanks

    Cranberry Thanks

    Bob opens with some thoughts on Thanksgiving. Many of us eat Cranberries around Thanksgiving. Charles joins Bob to share the unique ecology of this amazing plant.
    Related episodes: Mistletoe
    Our sources for this episode include:
    The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American I’ve found a Better Way to Celebrate the Holiday by Sean Sherman The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman
    (The Cranberry Sauce Recipe Beth adapted is on page 108) The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue by Claire Bugos The Vicious Reality Behind the Thanksgiving Myth (requires subscription to The New York Times) Cranberry Thanks to Christina Zorn for providing background research.

    • 38 min
    A Can of Earthworms

    A Can of Earthworms

    We have opened a can of worms with this episode! Join Tina and Bob as they discuss the common earthworm. They invite some kids to share their thoughts on earthworms. A big thanks to Ruth and Levi for inspiring this episode.
    Special thanks to the Cincinnati Nature Center for sponsoring this episode. You can find out more about Tina and Red Oaks Forest School at redoaksforestschool.org.
    Our sources for this episode include:
    Earthworm invaders alter northern forests (informative article suggested by Ruth) Deer, Worms and Invasives The American Robin hasn’t Always Gotten the Worm Earthworm

    • 32 min

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