Nature Guys

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 co-hosted by Bob a long time nature lover and Bill a professional naturalist for over 40 years.

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http://www.natureguys.org
Description
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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-19 18:51
last episode published
2019-03-19 10:00
publication frequency
8.14 days
Contributors
Bill and Bob author  
Bob Staggenborg owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
111
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Categories
Education Science & Medicine Health Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
19.03.2019

Black Racer is One Fast Snake

Bob runs into a snake in Florida that exhibits a behavior that he has never seen before. Tune in the hear all about this very fast snake. Our sources for this episode include: Black Racer https://www.acaquarium.com/animals/black-racer/ Black Racer – D...
5.03.2019

Going to Galapagos

In this edition of Through the Eyes of Nature Guys, Bill shares stories of trips to one of his top two destinations in the world - the Galapagos Islands. Related episodes: Bill's Travel Tips http://natureguys.org/bills-travel-tips/ Belize http://natur...
19.02.2019

Mourning Doves

The Mourning Dove is easy to find both by sight and by ear. Our sources for this episode include: Fun Mourning Dove Facts http://backyardbirdingblog.com/fun-mourning-dove-facts/ Mourning Dove https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove/lifehisto...
5.02.2019

Chickadee Dee Dee

This is a bird that is so friendly it will eat out of your hand! Tune in to find out more about this cute little bird that is easy to find. Our sources for this episode include: Black-capped chickadees are amazing little birds - https://www.berkshiree...
22.01.2019

Tufted Titmouse

This is a bird that is easily identified. It will come to your feeder and is a year round resident in Cincinnati. Tune in to learn more about the little bird with the bad haircut. Our sources for this episode include: What is a Titmouse? - http://www....
8.01.2019

Cordyceps Can Be Helpful

Cordyceps is a fungus that can destroy ant colonies. Tune in to find out how cicadas found a way to use cordyceps to survive. Our sources for this episode include: Fungus turns ‘zombie antsʼ into booby traps https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speakin...
25.12.2018

Horsehair Worms

Horsehair worms are easy to find. They are fascinating and harmless. Keep your eyes open when you are near water. Bill found one crawling out of a grasshopper. Our sources for this episode include: Horsehair Worms (https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/files/...
11.12.2018

Water Striders Walk on Water

Water Striders are amazing insects that you can find in lakes and streams. Tune in to find out what they eat, how fast they are and much more. This episode was recorded live at Roads, Rivers and Trails (https://roadsriversandtrails.com/). Our sources f...
27.11.2018

Giving Tuesday

As human beings we have a chance to contribute to organizations that help educate and protect the natural world. Bob and Bill talk about some of their favorite organizations and what they are able to accomplish with a little help from people like you. ...
13.11.2018

Parachuting Beavers

The beaver is one of the largest rodents in North America. Tune in to find out how and why beavers actually took up parachuting! Our sources for this episode include: Parachuting beavers featured in 'Fur For the Future,' 1950s-era film https://www.you...
30.10.2018

Zombie Wasps

Did you know that we have thousands of species of parasitoid wasps? Tune in to find out why these are called Zombie Wasps. Our sources for this episode include: Butterfly Eggs and Caterpillar Survival | Life In The Undergrowth | BBC https://www.youtub...
16.10.2018

Canada Geese Fly By Night

This is Nature Guys 100th episode and to celebrate Bill and Bob did a live show for volunteers of Cincinnati Nature Center (https://www.cincynature.org/) the place they met many years ago. This episode is on Canada Geese a bird that Bill had many encou...
2.10.2018

Nature Stories from Music in the Woods

Bill and Bob gathered nature stories at Imagoʼs Music in the Woods (http://www.imagoearth.org). Tune in to hear inspiring stories of nature connection. Bill mentions a book that he loves, The Overstory, by Richard Powers (http://www.richardpowers.net/t...
18.09.2018

The Sound of Insects on a Late Summer Night

Step outside on a night in late summer and listen to the sounds of the insects. Bill and Bob have some tips on how to listen to these amazing sounds. Our sources for this episode include: Bill suggests the book "The Songs of Insects" by Lang Elliott a...
4.09.2018

Fall Web Worms in Summer

Bill finds fall webworms in the middle of summer. These may look nasty in trees but they are native. Related episode: Tent Caterpillars Camp Out Together http://natureguys.org/tent-caterpillars/ Our sources for this episode include: Answer Man Revisit...
28.08.2018

Chipmunks are So Cute

It is hard to stay mad at a chipmunk because they are so darn cute. Tune in to learn all about this adorable creature. Our sources for this episode include: 5 Ways Chipmunks Win at Winter http://www.ohioanimalcompanion.org/5-ways-chipmunks-win-at-wint...
21.08.2018

Northern Water Snakes are Not Friendly

The Northern Water Snake is a common snake that you will see around water. Billʼs advice is to look at these and not pick them up. Our sources for this episode include: Northern Water Snake http://www.untamedscience.com/biodiversity/northern-water-sna...
14.08.2018

Basswood the Bee Tree

Did you know that Basswood was the favorite tree of Henry David Thoreau? Tune in to find out all about this amazing tree. Our sources for this episode include: Linden Tree (Tilia species): The Bee Tree by Gary Carlin http://hpsbg.weebly.com/uploads/2/...
7.08.2018

Mulberry Mania

The Nature Guys recorded this show in front of a live audience at Fibanacci Brewing Company (http://fibbrew.com/). Fibonacci makes a beer called Mulberry Grove. Tune in to find out how mulberry trees ended up growing near the the brewery. Our sources f...
31.07.2018

Japanese Beetles

We were at Cincinnati Nature Center for their Hoots and Hops event. Much to our surprise we found out that Lois has Japanese Beetles on her ferns. If you have a garden you probably have seen a Japanese Beetle. These insects can be a challenge to contro...
24.07.2018

Hummingbird Moths

If you happen to see a baby hummingbird take a closer look. You probably are looking at a Hummingbird Moth. Tune in to find out all about a moth that looks and acts like a hummingbird. Our sources for this episode include: Summer Hummer http://bugofth...
17.07.2018

Belize

Once in awhile we are going to take advantage of Billʼs vast travel experience. In this episode Bill and Bob share nature stories from Belize. Related episode: Bill's Travel Tips (http://natureguys.org/bills-travel-tips/) Our sources for this episode i...
10.07.2018

Bill's Travel Tips

Bill has traveled the world in his long career. In this episode he shares some tips and tricks to help make sure you can enjoy the natural world no matter how close or far you travel from home. Visit our website at http://www.natureguys.org/ for a list...
3.07.2018

Don't Grab a Snapping Turtle By the Tail

Learn how and how not to pick up a snapping turtle. These turtles live a really long time. Find out the pros and cons of this strategy. This episode was recorded live at Roads, Rivers and Trails (http://roadsriversandtrails.com/). Our sources for this ...
26.06.2018

Deer Will Not Eat Ferns

Tune in to find out why deer will not eat ferns. Bill will explain the life cycle of this amazing plant. Bob takes you way back to the time when ferns were eaten by dinosaurs. Find out why the Victorians in Britain had fern fever. Our sources for this ...
19.06.2018

Sick of Ticks

Ticks can make you sick. However, if you take a few precautions they will not prevent you from being outside. Join us to find all about these challenging creatures. Related episode: Opossums Like To Eat Ticks (http://natureguys.org/opossums/) Our sourc...
12.06.2018

Voles Villains of the Garden

Bobʼs garden is invaded by voles. Tune in to find out why this little rodent is being studied by researchers. Our sources for this episode include: Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management http://icwdm.com What Can Rodents Tell Us About Why Huma...
5.06.2018

Praying Mantis Preys

Seems like everyone knows something about the Praying Mantis. Tune in to find out some interesting facts that you might not know. Our sources for this episode include: Praying mantises released for pest control are hunting hummingbirds https://www.tre...
29.05.2018

Zebra and Tiger Swallowtails

Who isnʼt happy to see butterflies? Bill loves to look for zebra and tiger butterflies in April and May. Join us to find out how these butterflies get out so early. Our sources for this episode include: Tiger Swallowtail Facts and Info https://animals...
22.05.2018

Tent Caterpillars Camp Out Together

Bob is amazed to learn that tent caterpillars are native. He also learns that pregnant horses can be harmed by tent caterpillars. As usual Bill tells us when are where to find these gregarious creatures. Our sources for this episode include: Interesti...
15.05.2018

Starlings, Shakespeare and Mozart

Bill has a very hard time dealing with the common starling. Bob does his best to bring up some interesting facts about the starling. Join us to see if Bill changes his mind about a bird that many people love to hate. Our sources for this episode includ...
8.05.2018

Bamboozled by Bamboo

Bob, Bill and Beth take a field trip out to Burtonʼs Bamboo Garden. Did you know that some bamboo is native to the US? Tune in to find out all the pros and cons of this very interesting plant. Our sources for this episode include: Zak Burton at Burton...
1.05.2018

Time for Toads

Toads are so cool! If you cannot find one make sure you take some kids hiking with you. They are great at finding toads. Join us as we explore many interesting things about the toad. Do you know how they drink water? Our sources for this episode includ...
24.04.2018

Nature Camp for Everyone

Nature Guys is the podcast that 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 co-hosted by...
17.04.2018

Bladdernut

The bladdernut is a great native under story shrub. If you see something that looks like chinese lanterns you may have found bladdernut. Bill says it is a wonderful plant for a yard. Our sources for this episode include: American Bladdernut (Staphylea...
10.04.2018

Spicy Spicebush

This is a great native under story plant. Bill explains the difference between a tree and a bush. Spicebush is a wonderful plant to look for on a hike. Our sources for this episode include: Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) - http://mowildflowers.net/Spice-...
3.04.2018

Bob Was a Turkey Part 3

Our trilogy on turkeys is complete. This episode includes the real story of Ben Franklin and turkeys. We also cover some problem wild turkeys in Rocky River. Note: Bill and Bob attempted to do this podcast in front of a live audience at the Amish Bird ...
27.03.2018

Bob Was a Turkey Part 2

In this podcast we cover the history of the turkey. This bird was transported from Mexico to Europe and then to North America. Join to find out how the wild turkey made it back from the brink of extinction. Our sources for this episode include: Why Ar...
20.03.2018

Bob Was a Turkey Part 1

Bill and Bob attempted to do this podcast in front of a live audience at the Amish Bird Symposium. Bob was a Turkey and forgot to press record! We recorded this in our outdoor studio at Bobʼs house a few days later. We have so much great information on...
13.03.2018

Jeepers Spring Peepers

You might not see this little frog but you will have no trouble hearing them. Find out all about the frog that is the size of a small paper clip. Our sources for this episode include: Fall Peepers - https://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/...
6.03.2018

Wood Frogs Quack It Up

If you hear what sounds like ducks in the early spring take the time to check it out. You may end up at a vernal pool that has wood frogs. Our sources for this episode include: In Alaska Wood Frogs freeze for seven months - http://www.latimes.com/scie...
27.02.2018

Mole Salamanders on the Move

You may need to go out of your way to see mole salamanders but it is totally worth it. We hope this podcast will inspire you to go out some warm and rainy early spring night to look for mole salamanders. Our sources for this episode include: The Secre...
20.02.2018

Junco Journeys

This is one of Bob's favorite birds. In the Cincinnati area it arrives in late fall and it leaves in early spring. Tune in to find out why this bird is often used in research projects and where to look for it in your neighborhood. Our sources for this ...
13.02.2018

Make Way For Skunks

Bill says you should not have a skunk as a pet! You probably figured this out on your own but what if run into a skunk outside? Nature Guys will share what to do if you or a pet get sprayed. Spoiler alert do not use tomato juice! Our sources for this e...
6.02.2018

Let It Snow

Bob finds out that not all snowflakes are unique. Bill remembers cutting out snowflakes in class after he walked though the snow to get to school. Bob hopes to take his grandson Drew to the hill he sledded down as a kid. Bill and Bob are excited to go ...
30.01.2018

Groundhogs Wake Up Looking for Love

Bobʼs brother-in-law Al sends an email detailing his encounter with a groundhog in his garden. As Al found out groundhogs will put up a fight for garden vegetables. Our sources for this episode include: 9 Things You Didnʼt Know About Groundhogs - http...
23.01.2018

A Nursery Web Spider Named Fred

Bob has a spider friend named Fred that does not survive a visit from relatives. These spiders can be really scary but they are pretty much harmless. They are also called fishing spiders and have interesting ways that they ‘fish' for food. Our sources ...
16.01.2018

Trying to Love House Spiders

We all live with house spiders! Find out why this is not such a bad thing. These little spiders have been living with humans for quite a long time. Our sources for this episode include: Bethany Barton's book "I'm Trying to Love Spiders" - http://www.b...
9.01.2018

Feeding the Birds

Bill and Bob do their first podcast in front of a live audience at the amazing Roads Rivers and Trails store in Milford, Ohio (http://roadsriversandtrails.com/). Bill brought a bunch of bird feeders from Cincinnati Nature Center (http://www.cincynature...
2.01.2018

Climbing Evergreens are Easy to Find

Bob has two plants growing in his backyard that Bill is not excited about. Bob decides it is finally time to do something about Winter Creeper and English Ivy. Join us to find out how and why these invasive plants are taking over. Our sources for this ...