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Walkin' on the Wild Side

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A podcast dedicated to exploring nature all around us and hopefully instilling in our listeners a curiosity and appreciation for the wildlife around us. Join us as we share some amazing observations, interesting and educational facts, and stories about the incredible diversity of flora and fauna found here in the Southeastern United States. Your hosts are Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight, and Marvin has been a professional naturalist and wildlife biologist for over 30 years and he and his wife, Gabrielle have shared many adventures exploring habitats and observing the amazing flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. To contact us, you can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Wildlife Photography (https://www.facebook.com/NatureNookWildlifePhotography), or email us at walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com. To SIGN UP/SUBSCRIBE to our podcasts, simply download your favorite podcast app on your mobile device (we can be found on all the Apple iOS and Android OS apps) and look up "WALKIN'ON THE WILD SIDE" or you can visit our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com and click on your favorite app (see below, if you're viewing this from our web site). It will take you to the site and our podcast. Click "subscribe" and you're ready to go WALKIN' ON THE WILD SIDE!

A podcast dedicated to exploring nature all around us and hopefully instilling in our listeners a curiosity and appreciation for the wildlife around us. Join us as we share some amazing observations, interesting and educational facts, and stories about the incredible diversity of flora and fauna found here in the Southeastern United States. Your hosts are Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight, and Marvin has been a professional naturalist and wildlife biologist for over 30 years and he and his wife, Gabrielle have shared many adventures exploring habitats and observing the amazing flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. To contact us, you can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Wildlife Photography (https://www.facebook.com/NatureNookWildlifePhotography), or email us at walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com. To SIGN UP/SUBSCRIBE to our podcasts, simply download your favorite podcast app on your mobile device (we can be found on all the Apple iOS and Android OS apps) and look up "WALKIN'ON THE WILD SIDE" or you can visit our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com and click on your favorite app (see below, if you're viewing this from our web site). It will take you to the site and our podcast. Click "subscribe" and you're ready to go WALKIN' ON THE WILD SIDE!

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast dedicated to exploring nature all around us and hopefully instilling in our listeners a curiosity and appreciation for the wildlife around us. Join us as we share some amazing observations, interesting and educational facts, and stories about the incredible diversity of flora and fauna found here in the Southeastern United States. Your hosts are Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight, and Marvin has been a professional naturalist and wildlife biologist for over 30 years and he and his wife, Gabrielle have shared many adventures exploring habitats and observing the amazing flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. To contact us, you can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Wildlife Photography (https://www.facebook.com/NatureNookWildlifePhotography), or email us at walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com. To SIGN UP/SUBSCRIBE to our podcasts, simply download your favorite podcast app on your mobile device (we can be found on all the Apple iOS and Android OS apps) and look up "WALKIN'ON THE WILD SIDE" or you can visit our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com and click on your favorite app (see below, if you're viewing this from our web site). It will take you to the site and our podcast. Click "subscribe" and you're ready to go WALKIN' ON THE WILD SIDE!

Language:

English

Contact:

8032076535


Episodes

Pardon the "Winterruption" - Snowy Owls

1/15/2022
Would you believe you can see snowy owls, our largest owl, in the continental United States? Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about their "quest" to find snowy owls in Ohio, and learn a little about this beautiful, awe-inspiring, and impressive snowy white arctic owl! https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Owl/id https://www.owlpages.com/owls/species.php?s=1210 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/what-is-an-irruption/ For photos from Marvin and Gabrielle's trip to see the snowy...

Duration:00:39:45

The Bear Necessities of Black Bears

12/31/2021
Black bears are some of the most charismatic, recognizable, and popular critters of the Southeast. Join Marvin and Gabrielle for a fun look at the life of black bears, their stories and interactions with bears, and some info on how to be safe around these amazing mammals! Here are some great websites: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/bear https://bear.org/quick-black-bear-facts/ https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/black-bears.htm Black Bears on the North Carolina...

Duration:00:35:39

Caribou and Reindeer Too!

12/15/2021
Caribou or reindeer? Reindeer or caribou? These animals are amazing critters that are adapted to the most unforgiving, inhospitable, and frigid environments. Marvin and Gabrielle talk about these adaptations, unique and fascinating facts, as well as the relationship between reindeer and Santa, of course! Reindeer and Caribou Websites to...

Duration:00:30:44

Coping with the Cold

11/30/2021
If it's cold outside, we can throw on a jacket, turn up the heat, or stay inside, but how do animals and plants handle the cold? Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about the different strategies, adaptations, and abilities different animals and plants have to cope with the cold! Here are a few websites for more information: - Surviving cold...

Duration:00:34:26

Peck-tacular Woodpeckers

11/15/2021
Many birds have amazing adaptations to compete and survive in the world, and the woodpecker is no exception. Even though early naturalists didn't use much imagination naming the bird (I mean seriously...a bird that pecks wood so they call him a wood pecker...c'mon y'all!) , they certainly were amazed at the coloration, adaptations, and behavior of woodpeckers. Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about the amazing antics and adaptations of woodpeckers and share stories about these unique...

Duration:00:39:22

Myths and Monsters of the Southeast

10/31/2021
Beasts, Bigfoot, and Boohags make up this special Halloween podcast! Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they share stories and tales of the beasts, monsters, ghouls, and ghosts of the U.S. Southeast. Here's some links to our stories and more! Story of BoohagsBigfoot Expedition, Cherry Log, GAThe Legend of the Lizardman of Scape Ore SwampThe Gray ManThird Eye ManChupacabraYou can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Photography Email us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com Or listen directly...

Duration:00:39:55

"Scent-sational" Skunks!

10/15/2021
Like 'em or loathe 'em, skunks are instantly recognizable, whether you see them or smell them. Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they share a few skunk stories, as well as facts and observations about the these "scent-sational" little mammals, including the scoop on just how to get the smell out of anything or anyone who bears the brunt of these marvelous "mephitids"! Here's some resources for further...

Duration:00:35:26

Fascinating Foxes

9/30/2021
Foxes are some of the most mysterious and magnificent little canine predators in the Southeast. These sly little creatures are amazingly agile, smart, and crafty, and sometimes get a bad rap. Join Marvin Bouknight, wildlife biologist and naturalist as he "flies solo" on this podcast to learn more about these fascinating foxes, including fun and interesting facts and biology about some of our faunal favorites, red and gray foxes! Here's a few websites to learn...

Duration:00:33:13

The Amazing Writing Arachnids

9/15/2021
It's time for another podcast about the amazing diversity of wildlife found here in the southeastern U.S. This episode features the much maligned but absolutely amazing argiope spider. This incredible spider may cause some of you a little or a lot of anxiety, but one thing is for sure, this time of year they are easy to notice and identify due to their large size and impressively beautiful orb web! Hopefully, y'all will listen and learn about this wonderful and beneficial spider, and perhaps...

Duration:00:43:19

The Fabulous and Fluorescent Flying Squirrel

8/31/2021
Flying squirrels are incredible little rodents that have mastered aerodynamics and can glide over 100 yards. Join Marvin and Gabrielle to find out more about these mysterious nocturnal squirrels that are more common than you realize, but have been hiding a secret for years and has only recently been discovered! A special shout out to Timbre and FreeSound for the Game Show music for this podcast. Find out more about FreeSound and Timbre...

Duration:00:35:42

Goatsuckers Galore!

8/15/2021
Nothing is more southern than the call of the whippoorwill and chuck will's widow. Join Marvin and Gabrielle to learn about this amazing family of strange birds often called goatsuckers, but commonly known as whippoorwills, chuck will's widow, and common nighthawks. They discuss the calls, behaviors and odd appearances of these nocturnal nightjars, and even discuss why they were once "harbingers of death"! Here are some wonderful websites to learn more about these interesting...

Duration:00:33:28

The Buzz About Honeybees and Native Pollinators

7/30/2021
Honeybees are amazing eusocial insects that are known for their hive behaviors, pollinating, and of course, making honey! Join Marvin and Gabrielle to learn more about not only that delicious "nectar of the Gods" everyone loves , but also fascinating facts about pollinators, including learning what a BOB is, and why bumblebees buzz... To learn more: https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org https://honey.com https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/ USDA Honeybee Research The Effects of...

Duration:00:35:29

Hummingbirds - Jaw-dropping Jewels of the Sky

7/15/2021
Hummingbirds are amazing little powerhouses that are an incredible example of evolution, adaptive radiation, and metabolic efficiency, can fly hundreds of miles, and they weigh less than an ounce! Join naturalist and wildlife biologist Marvin Bouknight and his co-host and wife, Gabrielle and learn all about these amazing little birds. Learn about their evolution, incredible adaptations, biology, breeding, attracting them to your yard and just learning to appreciate and enjoy these jewels of...

Duration:00:36:57

Bodacious Box Turtles

6/30/2021
The eastern box turtle is an amazing little turtle and is found all over the eastern United States. Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about the life history, biology, and other fun facts about this shelled wonder. They will also discuss the challenges they face as their numbers decline in a changing world... Here are a few websites for more information: Savannah River Ecology Lab - https://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles Chattanooga Nature Center - https://www.chattnaturecenter.org Citizen...

Duration:00:24:23

Fabulous Fireflies

6/18/2021
Join Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight to learn more about fabulous fireflies. We'll share some memories of fireflies, favorite stories, talk about the biology of fireflies and share much more about these amazing insects. Listeners will hear: Firefly memories of childhood Biology and classification of fireflies Discuss different species Science of the flash and how it is inspiring new advances in technology The mysterious sychronized fireflies of different areas in the United States and...

Duration:00:27:50

Barred Owls of Southeastern Forests

6/17/2021
The inaugural episode will feature the Barred Owl (Strix varia). Podcast listeners will learn about: Links and Websites related to Barred Owls and Discussed in this Episode: You can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Photography Email us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com Or listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com Please listen and subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart...

Duration:00:26:19