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Urban Wildlife Podcast

Urban Wildlife Podcast

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Urban Wildlife Podcast
Urban Wildlife Podcast

Urban Wildlife Podcast

Urban Wildlife Podcast

8
Followers
13
Plays
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Think you can't experience wildlife in the city? Get wild right where you live with the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Hosts Billy and Tony explore the fauna and flora of cities around the globe.

Latest Episodes

Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

Our domestic pig’s wild Eurasian cousins enjoy urban living all the way from Spain to Japan. Billy and Tony talk about urban boar and the increasingly urban feral hogs on their own continent. They also discuss the research of Barcelona’s … Continue reading →

29 MINOCT 19
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Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

Science vs. the Cat Hoarders

Is science a match for the pathological passions of the bighearted but monomaniacal people who maintain outdoor cats? We talk with the Urban Wildlands Group‘s Dr. Travis Longcore, whose critique of “trap-neuter-release” (TNR) is still one of the best out … Continue reading →

41 MINOCT 5
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Science vs. the Cat Hoarders

Moth Night Every Night!

Urban night life isn’t just about bars, clubs, and theater. When night falls, the bugs fly. Tag along with Billy and Ken Frank (author of the Ecology of Center City Philadelphia) as they have a moth night in Billy’s community … Continue reading →

49 MINSEP 5
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Moth Night Every Night!

More Squash Bees!

Do you like pumpkin pie? Thank the pollinators who make squash (fruit of members of the genus Cucurbita) possible. But don’t thank a honeybee, look to the squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, a solitary bee that, centuries ago, followed the original … Continue reading →

24 MINJUL 26
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More Squash Bees!

Black Beasts of the Urban Wild

White whales don’t have to be white. Billy and Tony talk with Brad Gates (hunter and bear wrangler extraordinaire) about the culmination of years-long personal urban wildlife quests: a black rat snake for Billy and a black bear for Tony. … Continue reading →

58 MINJUL 12
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Black Beasts of the Urban Wild

London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees?

Research Ecologist Lara Roman and Arborist Jason Lubar try to convince Billy that London Plane Trees aren’t just taking up space better used for more interesting trees in the urban canopy. Recording outside on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, they are … Continue reading →

44 MINJUN 26
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London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees?

Cape Town Kicked Our Butts

Tony and Billy talk about the City Nature Challenge 2019 and hear from four other participating cities: Kelly O’Donnell from NYC, Peter Kleinhenz (remember him from Right Under Our Noses?) from Tallahassee, and John Starmer from Maui, AND we hear … Continue reading →

40 MINJUN 7
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Cape Town Kicked Our Butts

Kenya Honeymoon Part 2

Tony and Angie covered a lot of topics with their guide Dominic, and we’ve split off some of the non-urban-wildlife topics in this Part 2, namely Dominic’s fascinating life growing up Samburu Maasai plus more about the Maasai’s place in … Continue reading →

25 MINAPR 15
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Kenya Honeymoon Part 2

Kenya Honeymoon Part 1

Tony (and of course Angie) went on safari for their honeymoon. They spent most of their time out in the bush, but that didn’t stop them from observing urban wildlife when they were in cities and talking about marabou storks, … Continue reading →

26 MINAPR 15
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Kenya Honeymoon Part 1

Is It More Than Just Pigeons?

What does the non-human community of a city look like? Is it the same species everywhere (pigeons, dandelions, bridge spiders, yawn) or does the wildlife from the surrounding area show up? We hear from Dr. Misha Leong of the California … Continue reading →

55 MINMAR 13
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Is It More Than Just Pigeons?

Latest Episodes

Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

Our domestic pig’s wild Eurasian cousins enjoy urban living all the way from Spain to Japan. Billy and Tony talk about urban boar and the increasingly urban feral hogs on their own continent. They also discuss the research of Barcelona’s … Continue reading →

29 MINOCT 19
Comments
Urban Boars (and Hogs Go Wild)

Science vs. the Cat Hoarders

Is science a match for the pathological passions of the bighearted but monomaniacal people who maintain outdoor cats? We talk with the Urban Wildlands Group‘s Dr. Travis Longcore, whose critique of “trap-neuter-release” (TNR) is still one of the best out … Continue reading →

41 MINOCT 5
Comments
Science vs. the Cat Hoarders

Moth Night Every Night!

Urban night life isn’t just about bars, clubs, and theater. When night falls, the bugs fly. Tag along with Billy and Ken Frank (author of the Ecology of Center City Philadelphia) as they have a moth night in Billy’s community … Continue reading →

49 MINSEP 5
Comments
Moth Night Every Night!

More Squash Bees!

Do you like pumpkin pie? Thank the pollinators who make squash (fruit of members of the genus Cucurbita) possible. But don’t thank a honeybee, look to the squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, a solitary bee that, centuries ago, followed the original … Continue reading →

24 MINJUL 26
Comments
More Squash Bees!

Black Beasts of the Urban Wild

White whales don’t have to be white. Billy and Tony talk with Brad Gates (hunter and bear wrangler extraordinaire) about the culmination of years-long personal urban wildlife quests: a black rat snake for Billy and a black bear for Tony. … Continue reading →

58 MINJUL 12
Comments
Black Beasts of the Urban Wild

London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees?

Research Ecologist Lara Roman and Arborist Jason Lubar try to convince Billy that London Plane Trees aren’t just taking up space better used for more interesting trees in the urban canopy. Recording outside on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, they are … Continue reading →

44 MINJUN 26
Comments
London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees?

Cape Town Kicked Our Butts

Tony and Billy talk about the City Nature Challenge 2019 and hear from four other participating cities: Kelly O’Donnell from NYC, Peter Kleinhenz (remember him from Right Under Our Noses?) from Tallahassee, and John Starmer from Maui, AND we hear … Continue reading →

40 MINJUN 7
Comments
Cape Town Kicked Our Butts

Kenya Honeymoon Part 2

Tony and Angie covered a lot of topics with their guide Dominic, and we’ve split off some of the non-urban-wildlife topics in this Part 2, namely Dominic’s fascinating life growing up Samburu Maasai plus more about the Maasai’s place in … Continue reading →

25 MINAPR 15
Comments
Kenya Honeymoon Part 2

Kenya Honeymoon Part 1

Tony (and of course Angie) went on safari for their honeymoon. They spent most of their time out in the bush, but that didn’t stop them from observing urban wildlife when they were in cities and talking about marabou storks, … Continue reading →

26 MINAPR 15
Comments
Kenya Honeymoon Part 1

Is It More Than Just Pigeons?

What does the non-human community of a city look like? Is it the same species everywhere (pigeons, dandelions, bridge spiders, yawn) or does the wildlife from the surrounding area show up? We hear from Dr. Misha Leong of the California … Continue reading →

55 MINMAR 13
Comments
Is It More Than Just Pigeons?
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