We talk to Kat Mayer about the The Langholm Initiative and Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, what wildlife is there, how the community buyout happened, what projects are taking place to improve the site and the plans for the future
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We talk about the Lesser Celandine Ficaria verna, its adaptions to flowering in winter, its medicinal uses and how it spreads
To celebrate World Wetlands Day, here is an episode on a seriously underrated pond (and lake!) creature, the Phantom Midge Chaoborus sp. a transparent fly larva, the UK’s fastest striking predator and the only insect that is truly planktonic
We talk all about Springtails aka collembola , the little jumpy used-to-be-but-are-no-longer-are-insects with the national recorder for the group, Dr Peter Shaw
We Talk to Hilary Jeffkins, series producer on the Wild Isles, talking to her about this great new BBC Series on wildlife in the British Isles, stories from making the show, her favourite moments in the filming and how she got started in making TV programs helping to crate the Really Wild Show.
We talk to Mike Dilger about his quest to see 1000 plants species in a year, which he talks about in his book One Thousand Shades of Green
We look look at Britain’s orchids and give an introduction to this fascinating group of plants
We talk all about the Cockchafer or May Bug. It’s lifecycle, habits, folklore and interesting historic relationship with humans In wildlife news we talk about Gannets changing eye colour, the water companies poor offer to clean their own mess and more Hen harriers being killedDetails
We talk to Steffan Walton warden for the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust, all about the wildlife that can be found in Sandwich Bay area, the species found there and the work carried out by SBBOT. To donate to their appeal to buy Jubilee Field, or to find out more about the site head to…Details
The 1st of our episodes recorded live at Global Birdfair, we talk to Nigel Marven about how in got into wildlife, his pet caiman, his journey to becoming a wildlife presenter and how he ended up being chased by dinosaurs. We also talk about why Birdfair is such a great event and the positive impact…Details
We all chat about what we’ve enjoyed about Birdfair, Hares, ladybirds, Red Kites, Grass Snake poo and anal secretions….
We talk to Peter Howe of 3rd Eye Technology about PROJECT CamTag, his plan to develop satellite tags used on birds of prey to more modern technology, including cameras to catch criminals persecuting them. Also in news Neil rants about the Grouse moor originations attacking Dr Amir Khan for calling their claims about benefiting conservation…Details
The 2nd part of the interview with Mike Dilger (from episode 83) where we talk about dragonflies, garden visitors, getting into wildlife TV / media and book writing This episode was available back in May for our members. Check out our Buy me a coffee page to see how to become a UK Wildlife Podcast…Details
We are back and we are talking all about Little Owls!