51 episodes

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you! Oh, and it's in a shed.
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The Critter Shed Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more - then this is the podcast for you! Oh, and it's in a shed.
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    The curious case of the frog and your granny's pregnancy

    The curious case of the frog and your granny's pregnancy

    African clawed frog image used under Creative Commons:
    Muffet, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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    • 21 min
    Christmas Crabs

    Christmas Crabs

    This festive season we visi an island in the Indian ocean where crabs and ants battle for dominance.
    Prsented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella
    Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media
    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com

    Christmas Island red crab image:
    By DIAC images - Christmas Island, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24284778

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    • 31 min
    Dublin's dear old deers...

    Dublin's dear old deers...

    We visit the Phoenix Park in Dublin to learn about its iconic wild residents. We also hear what happens to these animals when humans just won't leave them the heck alone. Spoiler alert: it's not good.
    Image:
    By Daveleicuk - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22830244
    Credits:
    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.
    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com

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    • 44 min
    The Creepy Shed - a Hallowe'en Special

    The Creepy Shed - a Hallowe'en Special

    Matricidal spiderlings, zombie tarantulas and intestine-splurging sea cucumbers... welcome to THE CREEPY SHED Hallowe'en special!
    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.
    You can watch the Suriname toad doing its thing here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ7b4spjXhw

    Footage of the tarantula hawk wasp immobilizing a tarantula https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq8916ZbjfE
    Assassin bug, Acanthaspis petax: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/this-insect-uses-its-victims-carcasses-as-camouflage-83656246/

    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com

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    • 13 min
    Wildlife Saviours

    Wildlife Saviours

    Ireland has one dedicated wildlife rehabilitation and teaching hospital. It's run by volunteers and is an incredibly demanding, emotional and tireless job, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They get very little government support and they need help to help our wildlife.
    If you have a few quid to spare, please think about supporting them: www.wri.ie
    You can also report wildlife crime here: https://wildlifecrime.ie/
    The Critter Shed is presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, and produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.

    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com


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    • 43 min
    Dragonflies

    Dragonflies

    Collie and Colette visit a local pond in search the elusive dragonfly larvae.
    Further reading:
    For more information on how to identify dragonflies, click here.
    Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.
    As usual, don't forget to hit us up on our various channels with questions, queries or things you'd like us to get nerdy about:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheCritterShedDUB/
    TWITTER: @crittershedpod
    EMAIL: crittershed@gmail.com

    Music:
    Podington: Curious, Rope Swing
    Image:
    Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragonfly_15.jpg#filehistory

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    • 39 min

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