10 episodes

Parasitic birds, inky self-digesting mushrooms, fuzzy bee mustaches, and good old-fashioned hunks of scat are just a few things that make the Great Plains Nature Center crew giddy with excitement. It's impossible to pick one favorite thing about nature, so this podcast celebrates all of them. Discover new favorites. Clutch your heart over old ones. Geek out with us.

That's My Favorite Great Plains Nature Center

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Parasitic birds, inky self-digesting mushrooms, fuzzy bee mustaches, and good old-fashioned hunks of scat are just a few things that make the Great Plains Nature Center crew giddy with excitement. It's impossible to pick one favorite thing about nature, so this podcast celebrates all of them. Discover new favorites. Clutch your heart over old ones. Geek out with us.

    National Parks' Best Fangirl (ft Ashley Locke)

    National Parks' Best Fangirl (ft Ashley Locke)

    Our wonderful colleague Ashley Locke discusses her first and greatest love: America's National Parks. In this episode, we'll pick Ashley's brain, which is chock full of National Parks history, trivia, and tips. She can tell you how to not get lost, how to avoid being eaten by a cougar, and which park to skip entirely (spoiler: it has an apocalyptic mosquito problem)

    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/national-parks-best-fangirl-ft-ashley-locke

    Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite

    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 50 min
    Eight-Legged Drum Solo ft. Dr. Dustin Wilgers

    Eight-Legged Drum Solo ft. Dr. Dustin Wilgers

    Cassie and Allan talk to Spider Scientist Dustin Wilgers as he delves into the elaborate world of spider communication, as well as spider senses, arachnophobia, and what it’s like to get chomped on all of the time in the name of research.

    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/eight-legged-drum-solo-ft-dr-dustin-wilgers/

    Our Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite

    Dr. Wilgers' website: https://dustin-wilgers.square.site/

    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 47 min
    The Smallest Falcon

    The Smallest Falcon

    Kestrels may be small, but they have plenty of attitude to survive and thrive in most of North America. Naturalist Deb Williams joins host Nicole Brown to dive into some fun stories and facts about the smallest falcon in North America.
    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/the-smallest-falcon-ft-deb-williams
    Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite
    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 26 min
    Danger Bugs (ft. Nicole and Alicia)

    Danger Bugs (ft. Nicole and Alicia)

    Join Naturalists Nicole Brown and Alicia Oberg as they delve into the world of dangerous insects. They talk wasps, sure, but also butterflies and aphids. The now infamous "murder hornet" even gets a short appearance.
    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/danger-bugs-ft-nicole-and-alicia/
    Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite
    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 58 min
    Beat the Heat, Kick the Cold, and Stay Hydrated (ft Alicia Oberg)

    Beat the Heat, Kick the Cold, and Stay Hydrated (ft Alicia Oberg)

    Fuzzy flowers, tree popsicles, bumblebee shivers, nocturnal cacti, jackrabbit ears, and vulture poop. This episode has everything! Join Alicia and Allan as they discuss the odd adaptations of plants and animals to the constant stress of harsh weather and extreme climates.
    Editor’s Note: Alicia wanted to correct herself- she said pasque flowers have five petals when they, in fact, have six!
    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/beat-the-heat-kick-the-cold-and-stay-hydrated-ft-alicia-oberg/
    Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite
    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 58 min
    Plant Native! (ft Brad Guhr)

    Plant Native! (ft Brad Guhr)

    Naturalist Nicole Brown is joined by Brad Guhr of Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston Kansas for a nerd session on why native plants are awesome. Tune in for information on prairie restoration from large scale projects to your own native garden in your backyard.
    Show notes: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite/native-plants-ft-brad-guhr/
    Website: https://gpnc.org/thats-my-favorite
    Email: myfavorite@gpnc.org

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AT238 ,

It’s MY Favorite

A happy and humorous romp through all things fascinating in nature, this podcast always brings a smile as you can hear the absolute joy of the naturalists and nature-lovers who just wanna tell you about the cool things they love. I truly enjoy every episode and learning about the natural world from people who can’t get enough of it.

myersa78 ,

Entertaining and Informative Natural History!

Learn facts you never knew and notice things you never noticed by hearing about the favorite topics of naturalists. Great ‘cast, every time!

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