Why the Nagging Naturalist?

I’ve spent years as an informal wildlife conservation educator, teaching people about animals and how to protect them. It is my passion, and though some may feel like I am “nagging” them about conservation, it is an issue that is very near and dear to me.

The Nagging Naturalist Podcast

Each month, I will produce an Animal of the Month episode to discuss its environmental, cultural, and economic value. I also produce additional mini episodes throughout the month, including discussions of conservation and how to protect wildlife.

Questions for the Nagging Naturalist

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with me about my podcast, other content, or wildlife and conservation, please feel free to reach out. I am accessible on all of my social media platforms as well as via email.



I’m back with a new ecoregion, the Zambezian flooded grasslands, and a new species! This week, I talk about the Saddle-billed stork, a large wading bird of Sub-Saharan Africa that is unfortunately very understudied, yet it has had a surprising impact on culture, in particular one very well known ancient culture. Join me for an educational tangent about this beautiful bird, African geography, and even Afro-Asiatic linguistics.

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Habitat of the Month

This month, I’ll be highlighting the Zambezian flooded grasslands ecoregion found scattered throughout parts of the southern half of Sub-Saharan Africa and a few of the animals who call these habitats home!

Animal of the Week

The Saddle-billed stork is a large bird, striking in its appearance that wades through the waters of the Zambezian flooded grasslands and really almost every watery habitat throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.