We're joined on this episode by the incredible Steve Wood.
Steve works as a zoologist and runs an online entity known as "The Backyard Zoologist" which he uses to educate people all over the world about the vast, complex ecosystem that exists right outside of most people's backdoors. We had a great conversation about that project, how he got into zoology later in life after years of working in health care and social services doing some pretty incredible work with infectious diseases such as the HIV/Aids epidemic, and how that colored his approach to conservation. We also chat about the value of knowing local ecology, and how it connects us better to the place we live in a tangible, caring way. That approach means that taking care of the land becomes a visceral thing for people, rather than an abstract one, and we could have talked about that topic for hours. Awesome conversation, with a really passionate educator. Hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it.
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