Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond

Podcasts

About these Podcasts

By profession, I am a talker, not a writer. For thirty years, I have presented science demonstrations to live audiences at the Museum of Science in Boston. When I write my stories, I talk them through before committing them to paper. So offering these stories as podcasts seems the natural way for me to share them with you. However, whether you listen to the podcast or read the story, I hope you enjoy them just the same.

The Podcasts on this site:

A Child's View of the Snowy Owl
added Thursday, September 18, 2014

Our Native Daughters
added Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Raining Violets
added Tuesday, June 10 2014

A Red Maple Education
added Thursday, May 1, 2014

Signs of Spring
added Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eels
added Monday, March 17, 2014

Winter Fish
added Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Little Year
added Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wooly Bear Winter
added Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Digger Wasp and the Caterpillar
added Friday, November 1, 2013

Moths, Wasps and Germ Warfare
added Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Moths and Wasps
added Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Deer Flies Revisited
added Thursday, July 18, 2013

Horseshoe Crabs
added June 17, 2013

Weed Power
added Sunday, May 13, 2013

River Diary
added Monday. April 15, 2013

Don't Feed the Ducks
added Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy It Snowed
added Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hunting Bear in my back yard
added Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wolf Trees
added Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Back Yard
added Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leaf Rollers
added Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guess Who Came To Dinner
added Friday, Serptember 7, 2012

A Well Dressed Spider
added Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sex, Lies and Fireflies
added Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Solitary Bee and the Lady Slipper
added Friday, June 8, 2012

Let It Rain
added Monday, May 7, 2012

The Owl I Didn't See
Added Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Peepers
Added Thursday, March 8, 2012

Its a Girl!
added friday, February 17, 2012

Edible Houses
added Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mosquito Personalities
added Friday, November 4, 2011

Is This All There Is?
added Monday, October 3, 2011

What's for Dinner?
added Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hitchhiking the River
added Friday, August 5, 2011

Rock Barnacles
added July 7, 2011

Solar Energy
added Friday, June 3, 2011

Choosing Your Definition
added Friday, May 6, 2011

Warm-Blooded Plants
added Friday, April 8, 2011

Getting a Head Start
added Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snowflake Science
added Thursday, February 3, 2011

Springtails
added Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Night Conversations
Added Friday, December 3, 2010

Urban Legend: The Real Daddy Longlegs
added Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dreams of a Moth
added October 3, 2010

The Oyster Bar
added September 1, 2010

Working for Clover
Added Auguat 3, 2010

Allegheny Mound Ants

added May 7, 2010

Stay at Home Mom
added March 1, 2010

Unwanted Visitors
added February 1, 2010

Nature's Ornaments
added January 7, 2010

Crown Gall
added December 4, 2009

Spiders Do It!
added October 27, 2009

Sounds of Nature
added October 9, 2009

Dive Bombers
added September 5, 2009

The Perfect Predator
added August 11, 2009