Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition

Current Location

Ottawa, Canada

Do you know what's living in your own backyard? We're on a mission to connect more deeply with the wildlife all around us, sharing backyard discoveries from around the world! What will you find?


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Hi everyone! I’m Peter Soroye, and I'm a conservation biologist. I love being outdoors, exploring, and looking for cool plants and animals (both big and small).

Field Notes

Hi, my name is Mai, and I recently camped at the edge of a mysterious, remote rainforest in south central Madagascar to learn which animals called this forest home. Here's what I discovered!


Researcher Lynn Von Hagen has spent a lot of time investigating elephant-human interactions in Kenya. Her Kenyan "backyard" is home to a wide variety of incredible wildlife--big and small.