6 episodes

Take a seat in The Nature Room, a place to hear from the world's top conservationists, scientists and eco-warriors, all helping us understand and protect the natural world. Each episode takes a deep dive into a world of different topics, from the complex lives of bees to the impact of climate change, from the history of whaling to the restoration of our coral reefs. Each episode aims to be a fortnightly interview with a leading author in nature and environment writing.

The Nature Room Ashley Coates

    • Science

Take a seat in The Nature Room, a place to hear from the world's top conservationists, scientists and eco-warriors, all helping us understand and protect the natural world. Each episode takes a deep dive into a world of different topics, from the complex lives of bees to the impact of climate change, from the history of whaling to the restoration of our coral reefs. Each episode aims to be a fortnightly interview with a leading author in nature and environment writing.

    How to make your garden a haven for wildlife

    How to make your garden a haven for wildlife

    Our gardens are sanctuaries for a range of plants and animals, many of them unique to their locality or endangered around the world. In this podcast, I ask the RSPB's in-house gardening expert, Adrian Thomas, for his top tips on how to best look after your garden.Adrian is the author of RSPB Gardening for Wildlife, available in hardback and on Kindle here: https://amzn.to/39WGfmD.

    • 45 min
    Tyrannosaurs with Dr David Hone

    Tyrannosaurs with Dr David Hone

    An interview with Dr David Hone, author of The Tyrannosaur Chronicles (Bloomsbury, 2016), available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2EYl8oA.Dr David Hone is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Biological Sciences Programmes at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a palaeontologist, writer and science communicator who specialises in the behaviour and ecology of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs. He has named over 15 species of prehistoric animal.In this episode, we discuss the tyrannosaurs, a fami...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How you can help the planet through citizen science projects

    How you can help the planet through citizen science projects

    If you are interested in taking a hands-on approach to protecting nature, there are loads of fascinating citizen science projects you can take part in - some don't even require you to leave your desk, others involve looking at lovely pictures of penguins...or listening to bird song. There is something for everyone so check them out!

    • 13 min
    Hedgehog Awareness Week 2020

    Hedgehog Awareness Week 2020

    An interview with author and ecologist Hugh Warwick, recorded in the run up to Hedgehog Awareness Week, a UK-based celebration of all-things hedgehog. We discussed what it is like to get to know a hedgehog, how Hugh came to be "Mr Hedgehog" and how we can better look after these wonderful animals.

    • 26 min
    The Victorian women who founded the RSPB

    The Victorian women who founded the RSPB

    An interview with Tessa Boase, author of "Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women's Fight for Change", which is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3fgtnZv.Few people are aware that the RSPB, Europe’s largest conservation organisation by membership, was founded by Victorian women working to end the cruelty of the feather trade. Established in a house in Manchester 130 years ago this year, the Society for the Protection of Birds was initiated by Emily Will...

    • 40 min
    Pilot Episode - World Curlew Day 2020

    Pilot Episode - World Curlew Day 2020

    The first episode of All Things Green, looking at the state of the world's eight curlew species on World Curlew Day.

    • 5 min

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