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Think you can't experience wildlife in the city? Get wild right where you live with the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Hosts Billy and Tony explore the fauna and flora of cities around the globe.

Urban Wildlife Podcast Urban Wildlife Podcast

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.4, 41 Ratings

Think you can't experience wildlife in the city? Get wild right where you live with the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Hosts Billy and Tony explore the fauna and flora of cities around the globe.

    Mouse History is Human History

    Mouse History is Human History

    We take a look at one of our most humble companions in civilization, the house mouse. Michelle Niedermeier of the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Integrated Pest Management program joins Billy as we talk about research into how mouse genetics can help us … Continue reading →

    • 36 min
    Bringing Shorelines back to Life

    Bringing Shorelines back to Life

    Tony talks with Dr. Joshua Moody of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary about living shorelines, which work for us (fighting erosion, helping us cope with the effects of Global Warming) while working for nature.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Triangulum Translocation: Lucille’s Story (UWP + Herpin’ Ain’t Easy)

    Triangulum Translocation: Lucille’s Story (UWP + Herpin’ Ain’t Easy)

    What happens when a snake isn’t welcome in a back yard? Billy talks with Mike McGraw about a milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) named Lucille and how she ended up in a tank on his desk. This is a co-post … Continue reading →

    • 37 min
    Dead Porcupines Count! City Nature Challenge 2020

    Dead Porcupines Count! City Nature Challenge 2020

    How do you do an urban international bioblitz during a pandemic? Navin Sasikumar, Robin Irizarry, and Billy talk about the City Nature Challenge 2020 and how we can all take part on our own, together. (here’s that dead porcupine video) … Continue reading →

    • 25 min
    Spotted Lantern Flies & Japanese Beetles: Invaders FTW!, (For The W.O.N.)

    Spotted Lantern Flies & Japanese Beetles: Invaders FTW!, (For The W.O.N.)

    Smash invasive spotted lantern flies with Billy and Michelle Niedermeier of Penn State’s Community Integrated Pest Management program. Billy talks about the Japanese beetle invasion a century ago (working off Ken Frank’s paper about the topic), and we (joined by … Continue reading →

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

    Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

    Our domestic pig’s wild Eurasian cousins enjoy urban living all the way from Spain to Japan. Billy and Tony talk about urban boar and the increasingly urban feral hogs on their own continent. They also discuss the research of Barcelona’s … Continue reading →

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

kenthebird ,

Great podcast but audio quality needs work

I’ve loved this podcast for several months now as an ecology student and nature nerd living in a large city. Informative with good interviews on a large variety of interesting topics. The audio quality, however, makes it difficult to listen to at times! Soft voices are washed out by echoey, loud laughs, and normal speaking voices sound fuzzy and distant. I’d love to see an upgrade in audio and recording equipment to give this podcast a more professional sound. I’m also not a huge fan of the metal intro music, but it’s still cute. Overall a great, informative show!

JennWold ,

Audio?

I've listened to a few and I really enjoy it, however the audio quality needs a lot of work. I find there is a lot of this fuzzy echo-y sound.

Adam Jack ,

Good Listening

I have the luxury of living in the mountains with wildlife, but really value more discussions of wildlife, especially how it lives & thrives in the cities.

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