Into The Wild
Crocodilians with Laura Kojima

Crocodilians with Laura Kojima

September 13, 2021

FINALLY, after 72 episodes we are talking about my favourite group of animals, crocodilians!

A few months ago I stumbled across someone on Twitter who was sharing the most adorable baby Alligator content. So it's no surprise that this person joins me today on the show to discuss the wonderful world of crocodilians. Herpetologist & MS student at Georgia University, Laura Kojima, splashes into the world of these prehistoric reptiles from how many species there are, to where we can find them & most importantly, a baby crocodilian impression competition with myself!   

If you'd like to keep up to date with Laura is working on, you can follow her on Twitter @laurakojima

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.

Basking Sharks & Conservation Conflicts with Isla Hodgson

Basking Sharks & Conservation Conflicts with Isla Hodgson

September 6, 2021

If you're a fan of nature (of course you are) & you're on social media (very likely too) then you will know that within the conservation industry there often debates or dare I say battles between people or organisations with opposing views. For example the shooting industry & the RSPB. This got me thinking, how does this affect the progress & overall end result of projects or debates. To help teach me more about this I spoke with conservation scientist & ambassador for Save Our Seas Foundation, Isla Hodgson.

Before we spoke about conservation conflicts I HAD to talk to Isla about another passion in her life, Basking Sharks. Isla has spent many hours in the presence of these wonderful animals & her love for them came across perfectly. We then swiftly moved on to discuss the human behaviour side of conservation conflicts & what impact this can have on the success for the protection of the planet.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Lucy is working on, you can follow her on Instagram @isladawn92

You can also read Isla's research paper here

AND check out her awesome podcast, The Whole Tooth here

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.

Into The Foliage: Organic Gardening with The Wildlife Garden Pod

Into The Foliage: Organic Gardening with The Wildlife Garden Pod

August 30, 2021

It's been made incredibly clear that Jan & I love gardening & we spoke about that on the last episode of Into The Foliage HOWEVER one thing we haven't focused on yet is how to garden whilst being kind to the planet & wildlife. On this episode, we speak with hosts of The Wildlife Garden Podcast, Ellie & Ben all about that.

From how to deal with certain critters to where is best to buy plants & other gardening tools to ensure that your own private green space is not only great for you, but great for the things that want to visit it.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Ellie & Ben then you can follow them on Instagram & Twitter @thewildgdn

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.

Sloths with Lucy Houliston

Sloths with Lucy Houliston

August 23, 2021

I've genuinely never heard someone say "Sloths? Me? Nah, not a fan." Because how could anyone not love them. So when I was sat wondering what animal to talk about next, it hit me......slowly (because it was a Sloth).

Joining me on this week's episode is NatGeo Young Explorer, Zoologist & Sloth advocate, Lucy Houliston. From where we can find them, to how many species & more importantly, what they sound like & how they.......you know....poop. Lucy dives into the detail. We also touch on the conservation of Sloths & not only why these animals are at risk but also why they are such an important ambassador species for their habitat.

After our chat we also spoke about another passion of Lucy's & that's "weird wildlife". Lucy has always favoured the 'not so loved' & is taking part in something called Change for Strange which she told me on about. 

If you'd like to keep up to date with Lucy is working on, you can follow her on Twitter @lucyhouliston

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.

Nature Room 101 with Lucy McRobert & Jack Perks

Nature Room 101 with Lucy McRobert & Jack Perks

August 16, 2021

Nature is wonderful. It's beautiful. It's interesting. It's cute. It's simply something that many of us adore & need within our lives........HOWEVER there are also parts of nature that we don't like. You simply can't like every part of it, it's impossible. So in order to embrace the dislike in the world of nature this special episode I am joined by wildlife photographer Jack Perks & author Lucy McRobert for Nature Room 101.

On this show we have 3 categories in nature including An Animal We Dislike, The Nature Industry & Weather. Each of us select our "thing" in that category that we would like to put in Room 101 FOREVER, then we vote. So sit back, go in with an open mind & remember it's all in the name of fun & enjoy our rants.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Lucy & Jack you can follow them on Twitter & Instagram @JackPerksPhoto & @LucyMcRobert1

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.

Local Wildlife with Lizzie Daly

Local Wildlife with Lizzie Daly

August 9, 2021

For months, everyone was told to stay indoors or told to limit their time outside to only 1 hour meaning people around the world suddenly started to look more & appreciate local wildlife & greenspaces on their doorsteps. One person who did this to the max was wildlife biologist & presenter or BBC Earth & National Geographic, Lizzie Daly.

Lizzie tells us all about what her absolute favourite animals to see on her doorstep & what appreciating local wildlife can do for not just you, but for a local community. Lizzie also tells us about her best nature spots to go to in the UK & what her most memorable animal moment has been in the UK. Get ready for an episode packed full of appreciation for nature, but for stuff right outside your door.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Lizzie is working on, you can follow her on Twitter @LizzieDalyWild

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.

 

Lions with Dr Amy Dickman

Lions with Dr Amy Dickman

August 2, 2021

INTO THE WILD IS BACK!

Nature nerds worry no more, I (Ryan) have enjoyed my month of & now we are back to bring you weekly episodes of chat all about wildlife, the planet & everything that lives on it. 

Lions. Probably the most well known animal on the planet. Majestic, powerful, adorable & the symbol of a king. Quite frankly it's embarrassing it's taken me this long to chat about them BUT here we are & this week I joined by Lion expert, conservationist & founder of Ruaha Carnivore Project, Dr Amy Dickman.

Amy has dedicated her life work to protecting & conserving wildlife so I was super excited to grab some time to get to talk to her. Amy leaps into the world of Lions telling me all about how the live, what they eat & most importantly, why she loves them. Amy & I also discuss more complex topics, & two that Amy openly discusses a lot, which is human/wildlife conflict & the discussion around trophy hunting.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Amy is working on, you can follow her on Twitter @AmyDickman4

You can also learn more about the Ruaha Carnivore Project 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.

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

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.

  

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

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.

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