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:

05/26/21
In this final episode for the Zambezian flooded grasslands, we take a look at Africa’s largest otter species, the African clawless otter. I also go off on a tangent about conservation after some further reflection on Gabi and I’s discussion. I’m going to be traveling for a week, so there will not be an episode next week.


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05/19/21
In this week’s episode, I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with conservation biologist Gabi Fleury. We discuss not just servals, but also African conservation in general and how our views of conservation are/need to evolve to better protect wildlife and people.

You can follow Gabi on Twitter, @fleurygs and check out their website: fleurygs3.wixsite.com/gabifleury

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05/14/21
This week’s species from the Zambezian flooded grasslands, my partner Barry researched the Tsetse and taught me about this infamous fly from sub-Saharan Africa. Learn about the connection between these blood-sucking flies and the British mumiani (vampires) of colonial Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe) in the 1930’s.

 

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05/05/21

I’m back with a new ecoregion, the Zambezian flooded grasslands, and a new species! This week, I talk about the Saddle-billed stork, a large wading bird of sub-Saharan Africa that is unfortunately very understudied, yet it has had a surprising impact on culture, in particular one very well known ancient culture. Join me for an educational tangent about this beautiful bird, African geography, and even Afro-Asiatic linguistics.

 

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Habitat of the Month

This month, I’ll be highlighting the Zambezian flooded grasslands ecoregion found scattered throughout parts of the southern half of sub-Saharan Africa and a few of the animals who call these habitats home!

Animal of the Week

African clawless otters are the largest otters on the African continent and the third largest otter species in the world!