Grand Traverse Outside

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Grand Traverse Outside Cover ImageWelcome to Grand Traverse Outside, a podcast of news about what is happening in the natural areas around us and advice for living closer to nature from area naturalists. Contributors are from the Grand Traverse Conservation District, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Preserving Birds Thru Habitat and others.

New episodes appear several times each week. Look for Grand Traverse Outside on your favorite podcast app or at anchor.fm/outside. Here you can find notes, photos and links for each episode.

If you have comments, questions or want to suggest or be a guest, please contact us at outside@liaa.org.

Angie Lucas: Ferns

June 18, 2020
Fragile Fern (Crysopteris)
Angie Lucas, Senior Land Steward at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, is back to talk about what is growing in our area. This time, she gives us an introduction to Ferns. Links Continue Reading...

Kay Charter: Thrushes

June 16, 2020
Cedar Waxwing
In this episode, Kay Charter of Saving Birds Thru Habitat continues giving us avian insights by talking about local Thrushes, including Bluebirds and Robins. We also get some interesting information about bird behavior Continue Reading...

Kay Charter: Spiders and Birds

May 29, 2020
Jumping Spider
In this episode, Kay Charter of Saving Birds Thru Habitat starts giving us some more general information about birds. This time, it is about a favorite food of some birds: Spiders. Mentioned Continue Reading...

Kay Charter: Returning Migrant Birds 5/22

May 22, 2020
Great Crested Flycatcher
In the last of our migrant birds series, Kay Charter of Saving Birds Thru Habitat talks about flycatchers. Links to birds and other things mentioned in this episode (visit the bird links Continue Reading...

Angie Lucas: Wildflower Report 5/20

May 20, 2020
Large-Flowered Trillium
As the weather warms, the wildflowers are coming along fast! Angie Lucas, Senior Land Steward at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, talks about Trillium and Dicentra along with how plants and Continue Reading...

Angie Lucas: Wildflower Report 5/16

May 16, 2020
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Angie Lucas, Senior Land Steward at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, talks about Marsh Marigolds in this latest report. Links from this episode: Cedar Run Creek Natural Area Seven Bridges Marsh Marigold on iNaturalist Photo by Continue Reading...

Kay Charter: Returning Migrant Birds 5/15

May 15, 2020
Brown Thrasher
Kay Charter of Saving Birds Thru Habitat talks about several members of the Mimidae family or Mimic Thrushes including the Gray Catbird and the Brown Thrasher. More information on birds mentioned in this episode: Gray Continue Reading...