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Ep12 UK Wildlife Podcast – Ants in the Garden

We talk abut the 3 most commonly found ant species in gardens: the black garden ant Lasius niger, the red ant Myrmica rubra and the yellow meadow ant Lasius flavus. and answer some of your question on ants.  WARNING contains ant puns! In news we discuss porpoises in a river, idiotic Chinese lantern releases and…


Ep11 UK Wildlife Podcast – with Stephen Moss

In this episode we talk to Stephen Moss, author of over 40 natural history books, producer of TV programmes such as Birding with Bill Oddie and Springwatch and lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University We talk about tips for writing nature books, his experiences in broadcasting, bird watching and Birdfair being cancelled among…


Ep10 – UK Wildlife Podcast – What to do in the Lockdown

Main topic is what to do in your garden during the lockdown. We have some good feedback/follow up on the mole topic and a sound clip from a friend of the show. In the News we look at a new way to age Great Crested Newts, irresponsible grouse moors setting fires during a time of…


Ep9 UK Wildlife Podcast – Moles

The main topic is the mole Neil mentions and excellent toad surveying session and Vic discusses Frog and toad spawn appearing.In news discuss a fishery owner killing an otter (and actually being jailed) and the badger cull being ‘phased out’ (or not). Above image of mole by Didier Descouens CC BY-SA 4.0 Podcast: Play in new…


Ep8 UK Wildlife Podcast – Frogs and Toads with Steven Allain

We are joined by Steven Allain to discuss (and answer your questions) Frogs and Toads Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More News stories Beavers helping prevent flooding Sparrowhawk killed story 1 Sparrowhawk killed story 2 Coul Links development blocked Are you Team Frog or Team toad, vote on twitter below: To go with our…


Ep7 UK Wildlife Podcast – Your Questions Special Wildlife Photography

A special episode where we answer your questions on wildlife photography, advice on the different camera options, macro lens advice and tips on photographing moving insects and pond life are among other questions answered. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More


World Wetlands Day – my best freshwater life shots from 2019

Its world wetlands day, so to celebrate the wonderful wildlife we find in these habitat I thought I’d share my best shots of freshwater life I took last year. All the underwater shots are in photographic aquarium. This a photo heavy post so I’ve kept the text to a minimum! My first freshwater photo of…

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Ep5 UK Wildlife Podcast – Pond life in Winter

What pond creatures, such as the pond oilve mayfly, do to survive the cold in winter, and give some tips on how to look after your pond when it freezes over. Kestrel decline and our first memory’s of garden wildlife, and what surprises us about nature. Seal pup deaths and should dogs be allowed in nature reserves.