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
EP64 – Neil and Vic interview each other – Part 1
It is 2 years since the 1st episode of this podcast was released so we decided to do something a bit different, and interview each other!
As we asked all the questions that were sent in, it lasted a bit longer than intended so here is part 1 of 2…
EP63 – The State of Dragonflies Report with Eleanor Colver
We talk to Eleanor Colver, Conservation Officer at the British Dragonfly Society, who gives us an update on the State of Dragonflies report, talking about the results and future plans informed by the results, while we chat about dragonflies in general
EP62 – Fungi with Lee Davies
We talk to Lee Davies, mycologist and Fungarium Curator at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, all about Fungi! We finally talk about this whole kingdom of life so far largely ignored by this podcast, discussing what fungi are, their different ecologies, the mycorrhiza fungi and their symbiotic relationships with trees, and how many are poisonous and edible. We also talk about the hallucinogenic species being used by humans in history and the fungi deemed of an inappropriate shape for certain Victorians!
EP61 – Being a Young Naturalist with Mya Bambrick and Ben Rumsby
We talk to 2 young naturalists Mya Bambrick and Ben Rumsby abut their experiences being a young naturalist in the UK today. We discuss what got them into wildlife, the upsides of social media from a young naturalist’s perspective, bird camps and Mya’s work with the Cameron Bespolka Trust, Vlogging and what Noc-Mig is.
EP60 – Craneflies with Pete Boardman
We talk Craneflies with Pete Boardman, national organiser for the UK Cranefly Recording Scheme. We talk about what craneflies are, the confusion when using the name daddy long legs, the diversity and lifecycle of the craneflies, and why there are so many about at this time of year.
EP59 – Basking Sharks and other British Sharks with Dr Isla Hodgson
We talk to Dr Isla Hodgson about the sharks found in UK waters, including Basking Sharks. We answer your questions on sharks and talk how little we do know about these often misunderstood and unfairly maligned creatures.
We also discuss Isla’s work with Basking Shark Scotland and the Save Our Seas Foundation which includes their podcast The Whole Tooth.
Dr Isla Hodgson
Educational and Fun
I discovered this podcast when Neil guested on another show. I’m so glad I subscribed. It’s just genuinely enjoyable.