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Wildlife Bling: Red Squirrels, Black Rat Snakes, Lunch with Hawks

On this impromptu, patched-together, mini episode, we present recordings in the moment: Mike McGraw, Billy, and Magnolia check out a Philadelphia black rat snake; Billy nerds out over urban short-headed garter snakes in Pittsburgh; and a red-tailed hawk picks up some squirrel … Continue reading

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Cute, Furry, and in Your Roof: Part 2

Urban wildlife is great to look at, but what about when it makes your home its home? Guest host Christian Hunold (dig his photos) joins us as we look at cute omnivorous mesofauna in this episode: opossums, possums, skunks, palm … Continue reading

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Cute, Furry, and in Your Roof: Part 1

Urban wildlife is great to look at, but what about when it makes your home its home? Guest host Christian Hunold (dig his photos) joins us as we look at cute omnivorous mesofauna in this episode: opossums, possums, skunks, palm … Continue reading

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Skyscraper Bats and Ritzy Coyotes

In this mini episode Dr. Seth Magle of the Urban Wildlife Institute of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo talks with Billy about the Institute and how they’re remotely monitoring urban wildlife in Chicago and beyond. (you might remember Dr. Magle from … Continue reading

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Flyover Critters (and a bald eagle death match)

Irish hares dig Belfast’s airport and rare El Segundo blue butterflies persist on dunes protected by the the airplane noise of LAX. Dr. Neil Reid of Queen’s University Belfast talks to us about the hares, and we hear from Dr. Travis Longcore … Continue reading

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Special Episode: Tony in Australia

Tony doesn’t take it easy on vacation. In December he flew to Australia to bird, herp, and explore. Of course he checked out some urban wildlife while he was down there, and in this episode we listen to his interviews … Continue reading

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Happy World Sparrow Day [Re-post]

[This is a re-post of our World Sparrow Day episode in honor of… World Sparrow Day 2017!!!] We celebrate World Sparrow Day (March 20th) with a look at Passer domesticus, a bird North American birders love to hate but that … Continue reading

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Wonder Wall Lizards

European wall lizards are spreading, and we’re gonna talk and sing about it. Dr. Russell Burke from Hofstra University tells us about the wall lizards of New York, and Dr. Kenneth Petren of the University of Cincinnati talks about his city’s … Continue reading

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Cat Wars

Pete Marra joins us for a special episode to talk about his (and Chris Santella’s) book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. Pete will be speaking on Thursday February 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Academy of Natural … Continue reading

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Urban Sea Turtles

Urban wildlife isn’t just on land, especially in the world’s biggest port cities. In this episode we hear about what happens when turtles navigate the urban/ocean interface. We hear from Umair Shahid from WWF Pakistan about Karachi’s sea turtles, Dr. … Continue reading

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