The Wildlife Community Podcast

Episode 10 - Herbs for Bees

Episode 10 - Herbs for Bees

'The queen of herbs', Jekka McVicar, takes us on a tour of her Herb Farm to find out how herbs help pollinators and how we can all start a mini 'herbetum' in our own gardens.
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Episode 9 - It's a Bug's Life

Episode 9 - It's a Bug's Life

Professor Dave Goulson is the voice of British bugs. Specialising in bee ecology and the conservation of insects, he is the author of Silent Earth.
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Episode 8 - How to Put Up a Nest Box

Episode 8 - How to Put Up a Nest Box

How, where and when should you put up a nest box in your garden? Garden bird expert, Dan Rouse, has all the answers...
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Ep.7 Hedgehog Hibernation

Ep.7 Hedgehog Hibernation

What happens during hedgehog hibernation? We visit hedgehog rescuer-extraordinaire, Mary Hinton. Who has been saving hedgehogs for ten years.
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Ep.6 Wildlife Gardening

Ep.6 Wildlife Gardening

Join us as we take a tour around the wildlife garden of famed bee expert and author, Brigit Strawbridge Howard, and discover what has made its home there.
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Ep.5 Bird Watching

Ep.5 Bird Watching

We encourage famed ornithologist, Dan Rouse, away from the South Wales Coast, and her binoculars, to talk to us all about how to attract birds to our own gardens.
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Ep. 4 The Cult Butterfly

Ep. 4 The Cult Butterfly

Helen is joined by butterfly expert Matthew Oates on the trail of 'His Imperial Majesty', the Purple Emperor. A butterfly with the morals of a Tolkien orc apparently!
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Ep. 3 Rewilding

Ep. 3 Rewilding

Feeling a little bit wild in your garden? Let's get rewilding our green spaces and turn a diverse mosaic of gardens into one big tapestry of wildlife habitats.
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Ep.2 Solitary Bees

Ep.2 Solitary Bees

Why Bee Solitary?
Do bees need our help? Surely the solitary bee is happy on its own? We delve into the secretive world of these fascinating pollinators who are a gardener’s best friend.
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Ep.1 Hedgehog Awareness Week

Ep.1 Hedgehog Awareness Week

Hedgehog Havens
Helen is jealous of Paul’s hedgehog babies! And we interview Fay Vass, the chief executive of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on how to turn our gardens into hedgehog havens.
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