Latest Podcast

National birds and city bees

20th November 2014

David Lindo talks about his poll to find Britain's national bird and Dr Katherine Baldock introduces the work of the Urban Pollinators project.


Saving orangutans and Britain's Overseas Territories

5th November 2014

Saving orangutans from palm-oil plantations, and from South Georgia to Ascension Island, the British marine wildlife hotspots that need protection. Plus, putting the fun into fungi...


Badger culling special

16th October 2014

Hear the views of the deputy chief vet of Defra, Alick Simmons, leading campaigner against the cull Brian May and NFU deputy president Minnette Batters on this controversial and divisive issue.


The last passenger pigeon and bird migration

18th September 2014

Mark Avery talks about his latest book, A Message from Martha, and features editor Ben Hoare on the avian comings and goings in Britain this autumn.


Animal senses, golden eagles and dormice

18th August 2014

BBC presenter Helen Czerski explains how and why animals have super senses and RSPB warden Spike Webb explains why England's golden eagle is still single. Plus five great facts about Britain's cutest mammal, the dormouse.


Rodents on running wheels, ancient woodlands and rewilding

7th August 2014

Find out why a Dutch scientist has been putting running wheels in her back yard and what makes ancient woodlands so special.


Cranes, worms and butterflies

23rd July 2014

This month, we hear how the reintroduced common cranes are faring in the Somerset Levels and from the Natural History Museum scientist with a passion for worms. Plus how to get involved in the big butterfly count.

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