The podcast developed as a natural extension of the Wild Burlington Newsletter. The initial idea was to offer a short audio course on tree identification, but how could you fully explain tree identification without exploring geology, wildlife, land-use history, and everything else? So here we are! The podcast will give you a framework for understanding the relationships that organisms have with their environment (but always in a fun and engaging way, to be sure). Each season focuses on a particular natural history topic, with each episode narrowing in on a particular part of the broader context. In season 1, for example, we investigate the world of symbiosis, with the episodes covering mutualism, predation, parasitism, competition, commensalism, and amensalism. You can listen to each episode on its own, though I suggest listening to each season from start to finish.
Episodes are published roughly every fortnight and organized into seasons that span 6-10 episodes depending on the topic.