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Bladdernut

4/17/2018
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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:

Duration:00:21:59

Spicy Spicebush

4/10/2018
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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:

Duration:00:28:58

Bob Was a Turkey Part 3

4/3/2018
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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 Symposium. Bob was a Turkey and forgot to press record! We have so much great information on the wild turkey that we decided to break it into three podcasts. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:26:00

Bob Was a Turkey Part 2

3/27/2018
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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:

Duration:00:27:22

Bob Was a Turkey Part 1

3/20/2018
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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 the wild turkey that we decided to break it into three podcasts. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:25:54

Jeepers Spring Peepers

3/13/2018
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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:

Duration:00:20:18

Wood Frogs Quack It Up

3/6/2018
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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:

Duration:00:20:55

Mole Salamanders on the Move

2/27/2018
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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:

Duration:00:24:35

Junco Journeys

2/20/2018
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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 episode include:

Duration:00:25:03

Make Way For Skunks

2/13/2018
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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 episode include:

Duration:00:28:33

Let It Snow

2/6/2018
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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 out side and try to find different kinds of snowflakes. Our sources for this episode include: The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry

Duration:00:23:04

Groundhogs Wake Up Looking for Love

1/30/2018
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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:

Duration:00:25:23

A Nursery Web Spider Named Fred

1/23/2018
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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 for this episode include:

Duration:00:27:25

Trying to Love House Spiders

1/16/2018
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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:

Duration:00:25:49

Feeding the Birds

1/9/2018
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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.org/) and explains how to use them. Bob has a very special low cost bird ‘feederʼ! Listen in to find out what Bill thinks about Bobʼs feeder. Also donʼt miss the last part when our audience asks some great questions!

Duration:00:36:36

Climbing Evergreens are Easy to Find

1/2/2018
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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 episode include:

Duration:00:25:02

Sassafras is Fun to Say

12/26/2017
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Sassafras is a tree that produces a small blue fruit in the early fall. The fruit comes at the perfect time to help birds get ready for winter. This is a beautiful tree that has four different leaf shapes. Bill of course has a special word for trees that have different shape leaves. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:18:44

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers Slurp Sap

12/19/2017
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If you are not a birder you might think the yellow-bellied sapsucker is a crazy made up name from some movie. Join us a we explore the world of this wonderful woodpecker. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:26:44

Opossums Like To Eat Ticks

12/12/2017
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Opossums are really cute or really ugly. It all depends on your point of view. They are great at killing ticks. So they might be a good thing to see in your neighborhood. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:26:22

Why We Don't Hug Eastern Redcedar Trees

12/5/2017
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This is a tree that may show up in your neighborhood as a volunteer. It is a great food source for birds. You might even have an old pencil made from this tree. Our sources for this episode include:

Duration:00:24:46

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