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Grab the Kleenex: This is the final episode that TBL host Bill Thompson, III, recorded before succumbing to pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2019. Bill interviews Mark S. Garland, a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature for over 40 years. He is also the 2019 recipient of the Paul Bartsch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Natural History. Bird Watcher’s Digest subscribers will recognize him as the author of “Birders Question Mark,” a Q&A column that has featured in the magazine since 2015. Mark reveals what sparked his interest in nature and birds early in life, and how it evolved throughout his lifetime. He ends with advice for aspiring naturalists: Be persistent, follow your heart, and in the end, it will all work out! Posted Thu, Aug 29 2019.
Join host Dawn Hewitt as she interviews Eva Matthews Lark, program director for Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Listen in as Dawn and Eva talk about the amazing birding experiences, natural history, and landscapes that Hog Island has to offer. Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2020.
European starlings don't usually stop birders in their tracks, but that's exactly what happened to naturalist Julie Zickefoose when she stumbled upon an unusual scene: a herd of cattle resting in the shade, their backs and heads spotted with fluttering starlings! Julie muses on how each day birds offer something new to show us if we only show up to watch them. Featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest. Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2020.