Why the Nagging Naturalist?

I’ve spent years as an informal wildlife conservation educator, teaching people about animals and how to protect them. It is my passion, and though some may feel like I am “nagging” them about conservation, it is an issue that is very near and dear to me.

The Nagging Naturalist Podcast

Each month, I will produce an Animal of the Month episode to discuss its environmental, cultural, and economic value. I also produce additional mini episodes throughout the month, including discussions of conservation and how to protect wildlife.

Questions for the Nagging Naturalist

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with me about my podcast, other content, or wildlife and conservation, please feel free to reach out. I am accessible on all of my social media platforms as well as via email.

Announcements:

03/05/21
Part 2 of our Virginia opossum episode is up! Jess and I continue our discussion about the Virginia opossum and the ways that people can avoid common mistakes or misconceptions that lead them to needing rehabilitation care at centers like Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. You can follow Jessica on Instagram (Jessinthewild) & Twitter (@College_FIIT).

You can listen to my podcast on Anchor, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Cast, and Radio Public. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast and Podchaser.com!


03/03/21
This month, we’re talking about animals that commonly find themselves in wildlife rehabilitation centers, and I chatted with Jessica Andersen about the Virginia opossum, the only marsupial found in the U.S. and Canada. Learn about these quirky critters and their marsupial Space Portal Vaginas™ (A. Hilborn, 2019). This episode is split into 2, so there will be another episode this Friday. You can follow Jessica on Instagram (Jessinthewild) & Twitter (@College_FIIT)

You can listen to my podcast on Anchor, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Cast, and Radio Public. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast and Podchaser.com!

 

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Habitat of the Month

This month, instead of focusing on a habitat, we’re looking at animals in the U.S. that commonly end up in wildlife rehabilitation centers due to human-wildlife conflict.

Animal of the Week

This week, Jess and I discuss the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, which is decidedly not just found around Virginia. This marsupial has some surprising adaptations that have allowed it to remain relatively unchanged for millions of years.