- Anvilicious: "Dune Patrol" carries a dune protection message and goes at it with all the subtlety of throwing a cinder block at someone's head.
- Awesome Art: The backgrounds are lush, and are very beautiful to look at. The most beautiful art ever showcased in the show is at the end of "Gimme Shelter", where Nature Cat and co. finally get to watch the sunset they were anticipating. The sunset is, of course, incredibly gorgeous.
- Broken Base: This show has pretty mixed feedback; some seem to love it for its upbeat and lively animation style, enjoyably energetic cast, and its sense of humor, while others despise it for being obnoxiously cheerful, phoned-in educational aspects, and completely nonsensical premise, as well as finding the main character to be really annoying. Check any site like TV.com or IMDb; the reader reviews seem to confirm this.
- Captain Obvious Reveal: The promo for "The Return of Bad Dog Bart" shows Nature Cat's long lost sister Gwendolyn as a kitten, and also shows a Pirate Girl who has the same fur color and head shape as her. Surprising no one, said pirate is One-Eared Winnie, who just so happens to be Gwendolyn.
- Ear Worm: The theme song WILL get stuck in your head if you watch the show enough. Some of the interstitial songs by Dog Gone (which only air on PBS showings; cable channels omit these) can be this as well.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Nature Dog and One-Eared Winnie/Gwendolyn are popular characters despite both of them only appearing in one special.
- Ho Yay: Nature Cat and Hal, anyone?
- Periphery Demographic: Despite being preschool-oriented with a network suitable to match in America, in Canada, it aired on Family CHRGD, the sister channel to Family aimed for older audiences. No, really. Your eyes aren't messing with you. Just see for yourself.
- Nature Cat does actually have a sizable teen and adult fanbase due to the show's clever writing, catchy songs, and being reminiscent of classic cartoons. It also has the honor of being one of the only "baby" shows that GoAnimate users don't pick on.
- The Scrappy: Hal can be this at times, since he does nothing but constantly make useless quips, demonstrate complete obliviousness to the world around him, and never. Shuts. Up. He just seems to be there most of the time; Nature Cat is the one who discovers most of the things, Squeeks is the voice of reason, and Daisy supplies most of the information, but Hal just sort of seems to be there because the show needed its trademark dimwit, and anything useful he does contribute tends to be happy accidents.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: In "Houston's Outdoor Adventure", Nature Cat and his friends work out to a song that sounds like "Eye of the Tiger".
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Hal the dog can read as female to some due to his long furry ears and Tuft of Head Fur.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The show's animation is vibrant, aesthetically pleasing, and a great example of Thick-Line Animation. It can best be described as Looney Tunes in Adobe Flash. The water animation in this show is also lovely to look at.
YMMV / Nature Cat