43 episodes

We will discuss the wildlife of the UK / Britain.



Each episode will will cover what wildlife stuff we have been up to, UK wildlife in the news and cover other topics of interest

UK Wildlife Podcas‪t‬ Neil Phillips + Victoria Hillman

    • Nature
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

We will discuss the wildlife of the UK / Britain.



Each episode will will cover what wildlife stuff we have been up to, UK wildlife in the news and cover other topics of interest

    Ep42 – Snakes with Steve Allain

    Ep42 – Snakes with Steve Allain

    Steve joins us again for another herpetological episode, this time we cover the Uk’s snake species: Adders, Grass Snakes, Smooth Snakes and Aesculapian Snakes.

    • 58 min
    Ep41 – Ancient Orchards with Nick Gates

    Ep41 – Ancient Orchards with Nick Gates

    We talk to Nick Gates,  naturalist and natural history TV producer, vlogger and writer. We discuss the Ancient or Traditional Orchards, the topic of the book Orchard, which he co-authored. These orchards can hold a wealth of wildlife, including rare and declining species such as the noble chafer, lesser spotted woodpeckers and redstarts.We also, answer your questions on orchards (including an important advice on cider!) talk about wildlife gardening, his TV work and a number of other topics.

    • 43 min
    EP40 – Back from the Brink project

    EP40 – Back from the Brink project

    We are joined by James Harding-Morris, who is the Communications Manager for the Back from the Brink project, a large collaboration of UK nature conservation bodies which aims to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England.We discuss the aims and achievements so far, some of the many projects and species involved, including the narrow headed ant and ladybird spider, and answer some listener questions.

    • 42 min
    Ep 39 – Tawny owls

    Ep 39 – Tawny owls

    We talk about tawny owls which are very active and calling at this time of year.







    In news we discuss The badger cull ‘halting’, using birth control to control squirrels, more raptor persecution and a strange arrangement between Natural England and BASC, a study showing half of all bird biomass in August is non native gamebirds, photographers and birdwatchers being stopped by police for breaching lockdown restrictions, dog owner prosecuted for letting his dog attack a deer and the Wildlife Trust saying it will start legal proceeding against the government plans to allow neonectid pesticide use if it is breaking the law.

    • 39 min
    Ep38 – Freshwater Filmmaking with Jack Perks

    Ep38 – Freshwater Filmmaking with Jack Perks

    We talk to the fish twitcher himself, Jack Perks, about how he ended up filming freshwater fish and other wildlife, his quest to film every species of British freshwater fish and many other things.In news we cover the call by conservationists to monitor our smaller streams and ponds, andJack also gives his insights on the recent story on Celtic Reptiles and their hopes to breed and eventually release native species in the UK and the reaction from many to it.

    • 56 min
    Ep37 – Entomology + Carrion Beetles with Ash Whiffin

    Ep37 – Entomology + Carrion Beetles with Ash Whiffin

    We talk to entomologist and museum curator Ashleigh Whiffin, discussing how she got to being a museum curator and entomologist, the need for taking specimens in entomology and how entomological displays have changed over the years. We also discuss Carrion Beetles, their wonderful behaviours of this group, (which include a surprising amount of parental care), helping to run the recording scheme and co-authoring the new book on them (which is now available on the FSC website).In news we look at the NFU getting license for the limited use of the banned Neonectid pesticides, which have been blamed for declines in insect numbers.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

WildGDNPod ,

Totally brilliant

The best wildlife podcast out there if you want to know about all the amazing things living at large in the UK. Brilliant guests, up to date news and so much knowledge from Neil and Vic. Listen from Episode 1 and you cant go wrong!

Henry the Hedgegnome ,

Exactly what I have been looking for.

For a while I've been trying to find a podcast that covered all UK wildlife and was neither too dumbed down or high brow.
Sounds like I've found it. Excellent.

Essexbirder ,

Owl’sthat

Great episode & like all before it really enjoyable even the topics I’m not so interested in (spiders no more)

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