The Field Guides
About This Show
Nature nerds rejoice! The Field Guides is a monthly podcast that will bring you out on the trail, focusing on the science of our North American wildlife.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 17 - Maple Sugaring
During this episode, Bill and Steve talk about nature's junk food - sap!
Join the guys as they cover how sap moves through Maple trees, as well as
how climate change will affect Maples and the sap collecting season. They
also interview two volunteers at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center about
turning Maple sap into syrup, cream, and sugar. Enjoy the episode!
Rated 5 out of
Learning new things every month
These guys do an fantastic job of doing deep dives into seemingly small topics. They really open up the research and reveal things about the subject that turn out to be incredibly interesting.
Steve gets very excited when he's trying to explain something that he found to be fascinating or unusual, adding a lot a great energy to the show. He has a tendency to sprint forward with a topic, sometimes using terminology that amateur environmentalists might not be familiar with. But no worries! Bill does a great job of slowing him down, explaining (or making Steve explain) concepts and vocabulary in a very understandable, very visual way. Bill and Steve do an excellent job of balancing each other out.
They always record their episodes in the field, so they manage to bring you into the woods with them. I especially appreciate this when I'm sitting in traffic on my way home.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of
Love the content and Steve and Bill have a great dynamic!
Date published: 2017-01-05