wildlife Q&A

Mushroom
Science writer Stuart Blackman discusses what causes the mind-altering effects of certain mushrooms.
Kingfisher
Ornithologist Mike Toms discusses how kingfisher pairs work together to dig their nesting burrows.
Epaulette shark
Science writer Stuart Blackman discusses the unique swallowing techniques of sharks.
Hawfinch
Ecologist Christian Dunn discusses the likelihood of spotting this smart woodland finch in your back garden.
Box jellyfish among tree snorkels
Ecologist Christian Dunn discusses the snorkel-like roots of the mangrove tree.
Short-spined anglerfish
Marine biologist Helen Scales explains the science behind bioluminescent fish.
Brown sea urchin
Science writer Stuart Blackman discusses the composition of sea urchins' spines.
Science writer Stuart Blackman discusses the role of these flying mammals in pest control.
A ringed seal laying on the ice
Author and wildlife guide Michael Engelhard answers your wild question.
Hammerhead shark
Science writer Liz Kalaugher analyses the unmistakable hammerhead shark.
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