The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland's largest conservation ENGO. The podcast is in partnership with the Heritage Officers in counties Laois and Offaly. Three seasons are planned for 2021, with six episodes in each, dropping weekly in spring, summer, and autumn. Topics discussed will be varied with birds and wider biodiversity at the heart of it all. We will discuss how nature has a calming influence, dawn chorus, peat bogs and more in season 1. To give feedback, suggest topics or ask a question you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal. In Your Nature Podcast is edited by Ann Marie Kelly.
In Your Nature Ep 06 - Wildflowers
This is the final episode in our spring series, we will return with new In Your Nature Episodes in June. In this episode we chat about the wonder of Wildflowers. We welcome our second guest to In Your Nature in Dr Fiona MacGowan, a Botanist and...
In Your Nature Ep 05 - Bogs
In this episode we chat about bogs. We welcome our first guest in Dr Catherine Farrell, an experienced peatland ecologist and researcher at Trinity College Dublin. We discuss the pressures our peatlands face and the opportunities for nature and...
In Your Nature Ep 04 - Buzzards
In this episode we chat about the Common Buzzard. We discuss the recolonisation of the species across Ireland after a number of major historic setbacks. Despite its recent continued advance, Buzzards are still illegally targeted and killed. We talk...
In Your Nature Ep 03 - Nest Boxes
In this episode Ricky and Niall chat all things nest boxes. We chat about how to provide good nest box accommodation for your garden birds, from how to build them, where to hang them and when to clean them. We also discuss nest boxes for Swifts and...
In Your Nature Ep 02 - Dawn Chorus
In this episode Ricky and Niall chat about the annual spectacle of the dawn chorus, what it is and why birds sing their hearts out in springtime. This episode includes lots of bird song audio for you to enjoy, whilst the Cuckoo is the chosen species for...
In Your Nature Ep 01 - Birds in Lockdown
In the first ever In Your Nature Podcast, Ricky and Niall discuss how birds and nature helped us through Covid lockdowns and the value of nature in lifting our mood and maintaining good mental health. Ricky and Niall also introduce the "Bird of the...
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Super podcast, very informative. Highly recommended.
I’m a city girl that moved to a rural house with a large garden, I’ve gained so much curiosity about Irish birds that frequent the garden, this podcast is so educational and has helped me understand our native birds
So entertaining and informative
Wonderful podcast on the science, fun facts and songs of birds. Tapping into the medicine of wild birds, this is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge of birds especially Irish birds.