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Into The Foliage: Garden Appreciation with George Hassall (aka Green Fingered George)

Into The Foliage: Garden Appreciation with George Hassall (aka Green Fingered George)

June 28, 2021

Quick Note: I can't believe I'm about to say this but.....I'M TAKING A MONTH OFF! This is a big deal for Ryan Dalton, as I never do this. This episode is our last episode until August 2021. Then we will be back with much more nature chat for you all!

Gardens! Some of us have them, some of us long for them, others hate & refuse to do anything to them. Whatever we think of them, we can't ignore that they are a privilege to have & when used well, can be a corridor for native wildlife in this country. So when it comes to appreciating a garden, there's only one person Jan & I could talk to & that was RHS ambassador, George Hassall.

George's attitude to a garden is infectious. Use what you have to benefit you & nature. From what are the do's & what are the don'ts, George tells us about what gardens mean to him & why we should all be appreciating any green or outdoors space we have.

If you'd like to keep up to date with George then you can follow him on Instagram & Twitter @greenfingeredgeorge

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Jan on @janetgarnercomedy or Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Foliage is your monthly plant podcast series part of Into The Wild, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of leafy topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

  

Squirrels & Nature Media with Dani Connor

Squirrels & Nature Media with Dani Connor

June 21, 2021

When I decided to chat about squirrels & how to manage nature media there really, REALLY was only 1 person I could chat with & that's wildlife photographer & creator of the wildlife film, The Squirrels & Me, Dani Connor.

Dani dives in to tell me how this wonderful film about rescuing 4 baby red squirrels in north Sweden came about & how that led her onto using wildlife photography & video content to connect people with nature, all around the world.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Dani then you can follow her on Instagram & Twitter @daniconnorwild

You can also find Dani's film, The Squirrels & Me here.

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

 
Bringing Nature Back with Back from the Brink

Bringing Nature Back with Back from the Brink

June 14, 2021

There's organisations around the world dedicated to saving birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, insects, plants but did anyone every stop to think that these lines cross over? By saving fish we may just save some amphibians? Or by saving some plants we may indeed be saving some insects. Well, the answer is yes & that's exactly what Back from the Brink are about.

Connecting & bringing together conservation organisations from around England to help save 20 endangered species & benefit 200 more. In this episode I speak with communications & engagement manager at BftB, James Harding-Morris about what this amazing organisation is doing & what the next steps are.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Back from the Brink then you can follow them on Instagram & Twitter @naturebftb

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Getting Ryan Into Birding Part 2 with Jack Baddams, Indy Greene & Lucy Lapwing

Getting Ryan Into Birding Part 2 with Jack Baddams, Indy Greene & Lucy Lapwing

June 7, 2021

Well, it seems like so long ago but here we are back at trying to get Ryan (me) Into Birding......*sigh*.....

Last time I spoke to Jack, Lucy & Indy about why they like birds & gave them the opportunity to 'take me under their wing' BUT THIS TIME I grabbed my binoculars, whacked my boots on & then walked to Hampstead Heath to go birding whilst talking to Jack, Indy & Lucy about what environments are best, how to listen to bird call & what to look out for among species!

If you'd like to keep up to date with what Jack, Indy & Lucy are up to, you can follow them on Twitter & Instagram @GreeneIndy / @Lucy_Lapwing / @JackBaddams

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Into The Foliage: Ryan & Jan Have a Natter

Into The Foliage: Ryan & Jan Have a Natter

May 31, 2021

The best thing about hosting this side series is the amount that Jan & I learn! Sometimes we just sit back after a show, have a chat & take in all the information. So, we decided for Episode 6 of Into The Foliage, we would record a simple chat with us both going over the last 5 months of episodes & what we have been doing in our own garden & plant loving life!

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Jan on @janetgarnercomedy or Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Foliage is your monthly plant podcast series part of Into The Wild, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of leafy topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Going Wild in London with Penny Metal & Chantelle Lindsay

Going Wild in London with Penny Metal & Chantelle Lindsay

May 24, 2021

Beavers in Devon. White storks in Sussex. A blooming Walrus in Wales & now it's in Devon. I sit here in London hosting this show thinking......what's happening here? What do we have in "the big smoke"? Well on todays show we dive slightly into the world of wildlife in this beautiful city of London.

Joining me is insect photographer Penny Metal & from London Wildlife Trust, Chantelle Lindsay. From what we can find, what strengths London has or wildlife & how community plays its part in protecting what we have.

Penny & Chantelle will also be featuring on this upcoming series of Springwatch starting 25th May until June 11th, Tuesday to Fridays at 8pm on BBC2.

If you'd like to keep up to date with what Penny & Chantelle are up to, you can follow them on Twitter & Instagram @penny.metal / @misspennymetal & @chantellenaturelle / @chan_naturelle

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

UK Gamekeeping & Hunting with Charlie Jacoby

UK Gamekeeping & Hunting with Charlie Jacoby

May 17, 2021

As many of you know, Into The Wild has discussed hunting on the show before & we have discussed bird crime in the UK. It may surprise you to know that I also sometimes get DM's calling me biased due to the guests I have on my show (LOL) SO because of that, I thought, heck, why not talk to a hunter too? So where we go, on this episode I speak with Charlie Jacoby from Fieldsports TV about Gamekeeping & Hunting in the UK.

I took this opportunity to ask Charlie some questions about this topic that either, I don't know about or that I may have a few issues with. From what needs to change in UK gamekeeping to help biodiversity, why burning heather is a thing & what Charlie believes needs to happen in order to put an end to UK bird crime. Not all the answers sat well with me, I challenged where I could & I listened, that's what I ask you to do too.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Charlie & his work, you can do so via the Fieldsports YouTube channel.

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Bonus Episode -Nature & Mental Health with The Mental Health Foundation

Bonus Episode -Nature & Mental Health with The Mental Health Foundation

May 12, 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week & in the last 12 months, we have never been more aware & protective of our mental health. This year The Mental Health Foundation has selected Nature as their theme & boy do I understand the importance nature can hold in protecting my head!

On this bonus episode I talk with Bethan Buswell, Social Media Manager at the Mental Health Foundation about why the Mental Health Foundation chose ‘Nature’ as the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week - why being around nature is good for your mental health, how connecting to nature can help prevent mental health problems and why everyone should have access to nature to achieve good mental health for all. We also chat about how important nature has been to people’s life during the pandemic all around the world.

Ensure to share your nature stories on social media using the hashtag #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the Mental Health Foundation you can do so on Twitter @MentalHealth / Facebook & Instagram @mentalhealthfoundation or visit their website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

 
Captive Reintroductions with Pete Cooper

Captive Reintroductions with Pete Cooper

May 10, 2021

"LET'S JUST GET THEM BACK IN THE WILD!" Sure, it's an easy sentence to say & definitely easy to believe but, how easy is it? This week I chat with with ecologist & naturalist Pete Cooper about how animals can go from enclosures, to the wild.

Pete goes into great detail of the reasons why we look at reintroductions of a species & what part that can play in the local ecosystems. I also ask Pete what animals he is most optimistic about making a comeback to the wilderness of the UK.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the project, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @PeteMRCooper / @wildpetecooper

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Bringing Back Some Herptile with Tom & Harvey from Celtic Reptile & Amphibian

Bringing Back Some Herptile with Tom & Harvey from Celtic Reptile & Amphibian

May 3, 2021

When we think of the youth fighting to save the planet, we think of the Greta's of the world. Starting & joining marches, creating petitions & talking with the decision makers, all very important stuff, but sometimes, the youth go at it a different way.

This week I spoke with Tom & Harvey. Two young, enthusiastic & inspiring conservationists that are running & creating a European reptile & amphibian captive breeding center, in order to release species back into the UK or to improve current populations.

I was blown away by the knowledge & maturity when talking to them both. I did also take the opportunity to ask them what they thought of the criticism their project got from some voices in the conservation world, safe to say I enjoyed their answer.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the project, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @CelticReptile / @celtic_reptile_amphibian

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

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