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Best Bob Staggenborg podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Bob Staggenborg podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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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 co-hosted by Bob a long time nature lover and Bill a professional naturalist for over 40 years.
 
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Bill and Bob talk about organizations that support the birds we love. Organizations Bill and Bob Support Arc of Appalachia | Savings Ohio's Wildlands https://arcofappalachia.org Edge of Appalachia - Cincinnati Museum Center https://www.cincymuseum.org/nature/ The Nature Conservancy https://www.nature.org/en-us/ The American Bird Conservancy htt ...…
 
Ants are so amazing we had to do a follow up to our episode Ants in My Plants. Tune in to learn why these insects are so important. Our sources for this episode include: 10 Crazy Facts About Ants https://futurism.com/10-crazy-facts-about-ants 6 amazing facts about ants https://earthsky.org/earth/amazing-facts-ants COOL FACTS ABOUT ANTS! https:/ ...…
 
We got a request to do a podcast at a local garden club. The organizer even provided us with the title. This topic is so vast that it is a two part podcast. Our sources include: 13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/13-natural-remedies-for-the-ant-invasion 30 Natural Home Remedies To Get ...…
 
Have you ever seen a weasel? A listener saw what he thought might be a weasel and his email inspired this podcast. Our sources for this episode include: Weasels: Tiny but mighty https://www.farmanddairy.com/columns/weasels-tiny-but-mighty/406436.html Nature: Weasels intriguing despite bad rep https://www.dispatch.com/article/20101107/lifestyle/ ...…
 
Almost everyone knows what a Robin looks like. Tune in to find out all about this very common bird. Related episode: Sit Spot (http://natureguys.org/sit-spot/) Our sources for this episode include: Book “What the Robin Knows” by Jon Young http://birdlanguage.com/ American Robin https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/overview Fun Fac ...…
 
This is an easy tree to identify even in winter. Bill tells the tales of some amazing sycamores that he has known over the years. If you get lost this tree will lead you to water. Our sources for this episode include: Sycamores, Trees of Wonder http://biologicalthinking.blogspot.com/2013/03/sycamores-trees-of-wonder.html American Sycamore https ...…
 
Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on earth. Find out how to get along with these challenging insects. Our sources for this episode include: Birds Bats and mosquitoes https://www.thoughtco.com/birds-and-bats-no-help-with-mosquitos-3970964 Natural Mosquito Repellents https://www.thoughtco.com/natural-mosquito-repellents-602178 Do Bug Zappers ...…
 
Bill rarely sees this snake but it is one of his favorites. The hognose snake has some amazing behaviors. S Related episodes: Black Rat Snake (http://natureguys.org/black-rat-snake/), Red-shouldered or Red-wristed Hawk (http://natureguys.org/red-shouldered-hawk/) Our sources for this episode include: Eastern Hognose Snake http://www.biokids.umi ...…
 
Mallards are a very common duck that are easy to find. Find out why Bill thinks they may be an invasive species. Our sources for this episode include: Unflappable Facts About Mallards http://mentalfloss.com/article/78330/15-unflappable-facts-about-mallards Mallard duck facts http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/mallard_duck_facts/587/ Malla ...…
 
This is the most visited park in the United States. It is free and is amazing any month of the year. Related episodes: Through the Eyes of Nature Guys http://natureguys.org/travel/ Our sources for this episode include: Fightmaster Fly Fishing - Rob Fightmaster is a great fly fishing guide. Even Bob and Beth can catch fish with Rob at their side ...…
 
If you see a bird on a tree with its head toward the ground chances are good you are looking at a nuthatch. Our sources for this episode include: White-breasted Nuthatch (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-breasted_Nuthatch/overview What is a Nuthatch? http://www.10000birds.com/nuthatches?doing_wp_cron=155 ...…
 
Bobʼs neighbor Wayne had a simple question. Why do you have clover in your yard? Bob and Bill decided to do a podcast to explain to Wayne why we both keep and even plant clover in our yards. Our sources for this episode include: Advantages and Disadvantages of Clover Lawns https://dengarden.com/gardening/Clover-Lawns Establishing White Clover i ...…
 
Bill and Bob explore a lizard that started showing up in Cincinnati in the 1950ʼs. Tune in for the fascinating story of how this lizard got to Cincinnati all the way from Italy. Our sources for this episode include: Revisiting Some Scaly Old Friends https://bygl.osu.edu/node/926 Bottlenecks and Microhabitat Preference in Invasive Wall Lizard, P ...…
 
Rabbits are fun and sometimes confusing. Bob and Bill will cover everything from legend to fact about a very cool animal that everyone knows. Our sources for this episode include: 39 Most Famous Bunnies of All Time https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/03/28/39-most-famous-bunnies-of-all-time/ 14 Fascinating Facts About Rabbits http://menta ...…
 
Black Walnut trees are valuable for their beautiful wood. Bobʼs dad sold their big Black Walnuts when Bob was a kid. Tune in to find out all about this amazing tree! Related episode: Fall Webworms in Summer (http://natureguys.org/fall-webworms/) Our sources for this episode include: A Wild Crop and Backyard Harvest https://www.americanforests.o ...…
 
If you like to kayak or canoe you can find these really cool turtles in streams. Our sources for this episode include: Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera spinifera) - Ohio's 12 Species of Turtles at a Glance https://trekohio.com/2012/07/19/ohios-12-species-of-turtles-at-a-glance/ Facts about Softshell Turtles https://animals.mom. ...…
 
When Bill and Bob were kids they had sliders as pets. Tune is to find out where you can find these turtles today. Our sources for this episode include: Red-Eared Slider http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/red-eared_slider_712.html Red-Eared Slider, Map and Painted Turtles – Semi-Aquatic Turtle Care http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/that ...…
 
Learn everything you need to know about this very beautiful turtle. Our sources for this episode include: Five Facts You Probably Didn't Know about Painted Turtles https://dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com/2018/03/05/five-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-painted-turtles/ Painted Turtle https://www.warnernaturecenter.org/animals/paintedturtle…
 
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 – Deceiving Speed http://www.beaufortonline.com/black-racer-deceiving-speed/ North American Black ...…
 
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://natureguys.org/belize/ Our sources for this episode include: The experiences of Bill on his trips to ...…
 
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/lifehistory The Secret Life of the Mourning Dove http://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/the- ...…
 
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.berkshireeagle.com/stories/thom-smith-naturewatch-black-capped-chickadees-are-amazing-little-birds,532813 ...…
 
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.10000birds.com/titmouse.htm Titmouse - https://www.britannica.com/animal/titmouse Tufted Titmou ...…
 
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/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/fungus-turns-zombie-ants-into-booby-traps/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5 ...…
 
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/efpdf3/ef613.pdf) Iowa State Horsehair Worms (https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/horsehair- ...…
 
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 for this episode include: Facts About Water Striders https://someinterestingfacts.net/facts-wat ...…
 
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. If you are donating to an organization please consider leaving a comment under this episode. O ...…
 
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.youtube.com/watch?v=4gNAjBPIyjQ Amazing Facts About the Beaver https://onekindplanet.org/animal/be ...…
 
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.youtube.com/watch?v=GCo2uCLXvhk That little speck there? That's a parasitoid wasp! https://u.osu.edu/ ...…
 
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 encounters with at Cincinnati Nature Center. Tune in to find out all about the bird many people lov ...…
 
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/the-overstory/). Related episodes: Sit Spot (http://natureguys.org/sit-spot/) and Screech Owl ( ...…
 
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 and Wil Hershberger https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Insects-Wil-Hershberger/dp/0618663975 The Music ...…
 
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 Revisited: Are there more webworms this fall? Sept 2016 https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/o ...…
 
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-winter/ 10 things you don't know about chipmunks https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/ ...…
 
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-snake/ Facts About Water Snakes https://www.livescience.com/52768-water-snake-facts.html Northern ...…
 
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/2/3/6/6/2366012/linden_tree.pdf Basswood Tree Facts https://www.gardenguides.com/116300-basswood- ...…
 
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 for this episode include: Hamilton Avenue Road to Freedom by Charles Cheney http://hamiltonaven ...…
 
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 control. Tune in to find out how to identify and deal with the Japanese Beetle. Our sources for this ...…
 
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://bugoftheweek.com/blog/2015/7/13/summer-hummer-hummingbird-moth-ihemaris-thysbei National Moth Week htt ...…
 
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 include: Mayan Culture and History http://www.tulum.com/information/mayan-culture-history/ Howl ...…
 
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 of Bill's tips and tricks!
 
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 episode include: To Help Snapping Turtles https://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/snappers.htm ...…
 
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 episode include: Fern-mania: After the Victorians said they cured madness and boosted your lov ...…
 
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 sources for this episode include: What Purpose Do Ticks Serve in the Ecosystem? https://www.hunker. ...…
 
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 Humans Love? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienceanature/what-can-rodents-tell-us-about-why-human ...…
 
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.treehugger.com/animals/praying-mantises-released-pest-control-are-hunting-hummingbirds.html 11 won ...…
 
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://animalsake.com/tiger-swallowtail-butterfly Common Swallowtail Butterflies http://www.birdsandblooms.co ...…
 
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: Interesting Behaviors and Traits of Tent Caterpillars - https://www.thoughtco.com/tent-caterpillar-facts ...…
 
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 include: The Invasive Species We Can Blame On Shakespeare - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n ...…
 
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 Burtonʼs Bamboo Garden - http://www.burtonsbamboogarden.com/ Bamboo - https://www.mydaytondailynews.c ...…
 
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