4 episodes

Welcome to The Wildlife Explorer, a podcast by Essex Wildlife Trust, where we aim to inspire you with our work to protect the wildlife and wild places of Essex and what you can do to help wildlife wherever you live.

Whether you're tuning in from Essex or Outer Mongolia, join us for a show full of fun facts, interviews with our experts and special guests and top tips to help wildlife thrive.

The Wildlife Explorer Essex Wildlife Trust

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to The Wildlife Explorer, a podcast by Essex Wildlife Trust, where we aim to inspire you with our work to protect the wildlife and wild places of Essex and what you can do to help wildlife wherever you live.

Whether you're tuning in from Essex or Outer Mongolia, join us for a show full of fun facts, interviews with our experts and special guests and top tips to help wildlife thrive.

    S1:E4 - Bats, badgers and swallows!

    S1:E4 - Bats, badgers and swallows!

    On today's episode of The Wildlife Explorer we'll be talking bats, badgers and swallows and I'll be joined by some experts from across the Trust who will be delving into these creatures often secretive lives to tell us a bit more about what they're up to now spring has burst into life.  We'll also be answering your question of the week and telling you about some of the species and spectacles you can hope to see this month. Grab a cuppa and come and join us for a wander through the countryside. 

    • 39 min
    S1:E3 - Tremendous trees!

    S1:E3 - Tremendous trees!

    Today’s bumper episode of The Wildlife Explorer is all about trees and we’re going to be joined by special guest James Canton, who’s the author of the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 'The Oak Papers'. He will be sharing his experiences with one special tree in particular, an aged oak called the Honywood which he visited through the seasons and in all weathers. 

    He’ll be telling us about what he learnt from sitting underneath the ancient boughs and how we can all be more intimately connected with nature. We’ll also be joined by some special guests from across the Trust helping you to decide which trees are best to plant in your own garden, the magic of trees in spring, at what point an ancient woodland becomes an ancient woodland and you can learn more about our very own tree of life situated at our Fingringhoe Wick reserve.

    • 48 min
    S1:E2 - A brilliant bird special!

    S1:E2 - A brilliant bird special!

    Today’s episode of The Wildlife Explorer is a bird special and I will be joined by some expert special guests from across the Trust, who are going to be telling us lots of things you may not know about our feathered friends! So, come with us for a walk along the beach to learn about some of the wonderful waders that live there, find out the difference between dabbling and diving ducks, learn the best way to feed the birds that come into your garden, why you might not want to be neighbours with a wren and finally, how to tell the difference between crows, rooks and ravens.

    • 33 min
    S1:E1 Welcome to our new podcast!

    S1:E1 Welcome to our new podcast!

    Welcome to The Wildlife Explorer, a podcast by Essex Wildlife Trust, where we aim to inspire you with our work to protect the wildlife and wild places of Essex, and what you can do to help wildlife wherever you live.

    In today's episode, we will be talking about how lockdown has affected our wildlife in positive, negative and sometimes surprising ways, amazing wildlife spectacles you can see this winter, how saltmarshes are our unsung heroes in the fight against climate change, we share our top winter wildlife gardening tips and answer the question - where do butterflies go over the winter?

    Whether you live in Essex or Outer Mongolia, join us for a show full of fun facts, interviews with our experts and special guests and top tips to help wildlife thrive.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

LizzyLobster20 ,

Calm and peaceful

Beautiful calm and peaceful podcast to listen to whilst learning all about wildlife. Just what was needed.

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Great podcast

Really enjoyable podcast, great work! Looking forward to episode two.

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