PODCAST

Walkin' on the Wild Side

Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight

A podcast dedicated to exploring nature all around us and hopefully instilling in our listeners a curiosity and appreciation for the wildlife around us. Join us as we share some amazing observations, interesting and educational facts, and stories about the incredible diversity of flora and fauna found here in the Southeastern United States. Your hosts are Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight, and Marvin has been a professional naturalist and wildlife biologist for over 30 years and he and his wife, Gabrielle have shared many adventures exploring habitats and observing the amazing flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. To contact us, you can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook Wildlife Photography (https://www.facebook.com/NatureNookWildlifePhotography), or email us at walkingonthewildside21@gmail.com. To SIGN UP/SUBSCRIBE to our podcasts, simply download your favorite podcast app on your mobile device (we can be found on all the Apple iOS and Android OS apps) and look up "WALKIN'ON THE WILD SIDE" or you can visit our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com and click on your favorite app (see below, if you're viewing this from our web site). It will take you to the site and our podcast. Click "subscribe" and you're ready to go WALKIN' ON THE WILD SIDE!
Pardon the "Winterruption" - Snowy OwlsThe Bear Necessities of Black BearsCaribou and Reindeer Too!
Caribou or reindeer?  Reindeer or caribou?  These animals are amazing critters that are adapted to the most unforgiving, inhospitable, and frigid environments.  Marvin and Gabrielle talk about these adaptations, unique and fascinating facts, as well as the relationship between reindeer and Santa, of course!Reindeer and Caribou Websites to Visit:https://blog.nwf.org/2010/12/reindeer-twelve-fascinating-facts-about-these-amazing-creatures/https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/fun-facts-about-reindeer-and-caribouhttps://www.treehugger.com/things-you-didnt-know-about-reindeer-4864068Santa, Reindeer, and Rudolph:https://a-z-animals.com/blog/christmas-reindeer-whats-the-story-behind-santa-and-reindeer/https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/snapshot/rudolph-red-nosed-reindeerYou can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comYou can also listen to us on our new Facebook Podcast Page - Walkin' on the Wild SideOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com*Gabrielle, our co-host, is actively fundraising for Make-A-Wish and finished her 3rd 28.3 mile hike.  Please help her meet her fundraising goal:- Gabrielle Bouknight Trailblaze Challenge - Donate Now!- Make-A-Wish HomepageAs always, we hope you enjoy listening to our podcast and welcome your emails, comments, and feedback.   Subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!  So get out there and start "Walkin' on the Wild Side"!
Dec 15 2021
30 mins
Coping with the Cold
If it's cold outside, we can throw on a jacket, turn up the heat, or stay inside, but how do animals and plants handle the cold?  Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about the different strategies, adaptations, and abilities different animals and plants have to cope with the cold!Here are a few websites for more information:- Surviving cold weather:http://thescienceexplorer.com/nature/fat-fur-and-feathers-how-animals-survive-winter-polar-vortex-or-nothttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/animals-weather-winter-cold-reindeerhttps://wildmaryland101.blogspot.com/2013/03/md-naturalists-notes-how-do-animals.html- Cellular antifreeze:https://pdb101.rcsb.org/motm/120- The amazing skunk cabbage:https://www.knowyouroots.com/ijustgottashare/2019/04/16/thermogenesis-and-skunk-cabbage-simply-brilliant/You can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comYou can also listen to us on our new Facebook Podcast Page - Walkin' on the Wild SideOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.com*Gabrielle, our co-host, is actively fundraising for Make-A-Wish and finished her 3rd 28.3 mile hike.  Please help her meet her fundraising goal:- Gabrielle Bouknight Trailblaze Challenge - Donate Now!- Make-A-Wish HomepageAs always, we hope you enjoy listening to our podcast and welcome your emails, comments, and feedback.   Subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!  So get out there and start "Walkin' on the Wild Side"!
Nov 30 2021
34 mins
Peck-tacular Woodpeckers
Many birds have amazing adaptations to compete and survive in the world, and the woodpecker is no exception.  Even though early naturalists didn't use much imagination naming the bird (I mean seriously...a bird that pecks wood so they call him a wood pecker...c'mon y'all!) , they certainly were amazed at the coloration, adaptations, and behavior of woodpeckers.  Join Marvin and Gabrielle as they talk about the amazing antics and adaptations of woodpeckers and share stories about these unique birds.Here's some great websites about woodpeckers:https://birdfeederhub.com/woodpeckers-in-south-carolina/http://www.ivorybill.orghttps://www.livescience.com/19586-woodpecker-skull-concussionsHow Congaree Was Saved by the Ivory-bill WoodpeckerIn this episode, we also include a special shout out to the Trailblazers of Make-A-Wish and the amazing and selfless work, dedication, and volunteer commitments they make to big a ray of sunshine and glimmer of hope to critically ill children and their families.  *Gabrielle, our co-host, is actively fundraising for Make-A-Wish and finished her 3rd 28.3 mile hike.  Please help her meet her fundraising goal:Gabrielle Bouknight Trailblaze Challenge - Donate Now!Make-A-Wish HomepageYou can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.comAs always, we hope you enjoy listening to our podcast and welcome your emails, comments, and feedback.   Subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!  So get out there and start "Walkin' on the Wild Side"!
Nov 15 2021
39 mins
Myths and Monsters of the Southeast"Scent-sational" Skunks!Fascinating FoxesThe Amazing Writing Arachnids
It's time for another podcast about the amazing diversity of wildlife found here in the southeastern U.S.  This episode features the much maligned but absolutely amazing argiope spider.  This incredible spider may cause some of you a little or a lot of anxiety, but one thing is for sure, this time of year they are  easy to notice and identify due to their large size and impressively beautiful orb web!  Hopefully,  y'all will listen and learn about this wonderful and beneficial spider, and perhaps come away with a different perspective and (dare I say it?) maybe even an appreciation...Here's some great websites to learn more:Marvin's Writin' Spider Videohttps://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/big-yellow-spiders-in-south-carolina/https://extensionentomology.tamu.edu/insects/black-and-yellow-argiope-zipper-spider-corn-spider/https://www.cnet.com/news/spider-web-artificial-swedish-university-agriculture/https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/12/24/scientists-can-now-make-synthetic-spider-web-silkhttps://www.gearpatrol.com/tech/a466684/bolt-threads-synthetic-spider-silk/You can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.comAs always, we hope you enjoy listening to our podcast and welcome your emails, comments, and feedback.   Subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!  So get out there and start "Walkin' on the Wild Side"!
Sep 15 2021
43 mins
The Fabulous and Fluorescent Flying Squirrel
Flying squirrels are incredible little rodents that have mastered aerodynamics and can glide over 100 yards.  Join Marvin and Gabrielle to find out more about these mysterious nocturnal squirrels that are more common than you realize, but have been hiding a secret for years and has only recently been discovered!A special shout out to Timbre  and FreeSound for the Game Show music for this podcast.  Find out more about FreeSound and Timbre here: https://freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/94897/ https: //freesound.org *This is for non-commercial use only.  Thanks Timbre!!For more information about flying squirrels, check out these educational and informative websites:http://archive-srel.uga.edu/outreach/factsheet/flyingsquirrel.htmlhttps://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Mammals/Flying-Squirrelshttp://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek070301.htmlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/flying-squirrels-glow-fluorescent-pink-under-ultraviolet-light-180971397/And if you find an injured flying squirrel or nest blown out of a tree with flying squirrels:https://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/rehab/mammals.htmlAnd a shout out to our friends at Skydive Carolina!https://www.skydivecarolina.comYou can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.comPlease listen and subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
Aug 31 2021
35 mins
Goatsuckers Galore!The Buzz About Honeybees and Native PollinatorsHummingbirds - Jaw-dropping Jewels of the SkyBodacious Box TurtlesFabulous Fireflies
Join Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight to learn more about fabulous fireflies.  We'll share some memories of fireflies, favorite stories, talk about the biology of fireflies and share much more about these amazing insects.Listeners will hear:     Firefly memories of childhood  Biology and classification of fireflies  Discuss different species   Science of the flash and how it is inspiring new advances in technology  The mysterious sychronized fireflies of different areas in the United States and beyond  Hear about how a young Japanese man saved fireflies in Japan  Threats facing fireflies. How you can make a difference  Here are some resources discussed in our podcast:      https://xerces.org/endangered-species/fireflies/about  https://www.treehugger.com/why-are-fireflies-disappearing-4868708  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/22/why-lights-going-out-fireflies-conservation-pollution  https://inhabitat.com/scientists-to-use-firefly-bioluminescence-to-create-energy-free-lighting/  https://phys.org/news/2016-04-scientists-fireflies-oled-efficiency.html  https://www.firefly.org  https://undark.org/2017/06/01/sake-their-glow-moriyama-japan-fireflies/     You can follow us on Facebook at Nature Nook PhotographyEmail us at www.walkingonthewildside21@gmail.comOr listen directly from our website at https://walkinonthewildside.buzzsprout.comPlease listen and subscribe to our podcasts and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
Jun 18 2021
27 mins
Barred Owls of Southeastern Forests

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