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Beavers in the UK: A Year Later with Eva Bishop

Beavers in the UK: A Year Later with Eva Bishop

December 6, 2021

What kind of British wildlife podcast would we be if we didn't talk, once again, about the fabulous & nature restoring beavers.

Over the last 12 months, so much attention has rightly been on these animals & the work to get them back established in the UK. For me to find out more about the progress, where we are at & what work is currently happening with these wonderful animals, I was joined by Communications Director for The Beaver Trust, Eva Bishop.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Eva then you can follow her on Twitter @evabishop

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This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

 

Into The Foliage: Home Grown Veg with Sam Corfield aka The Hairy Horticulturist

Into The Foliage: Home Grown Veg with Sam Corfield aka The Hairy Horticulturist

November 29, 2021

"Oh these tomatoes we grew at home are way better than the supermarket ones!" A sentence we hear all too often & something we know is true. Home grown is way better than store bought, but, how easy is it to do? Where do you start? Why bother? What are the benefits? All these questions that Jan & I had & luckily, had the person to ask them too. Fruit & veg grower & horticulturist, Sam Corfield explains all in this episode of Into The Foliage.

From how Sam got into growing his own, to why he thinks its important for people to connect more with where their food comes from. Sam dives into why where our food comes from, is important for us & the planet.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Sam then you can follow him on Instagram @the_hair_horticulturist

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.

 

Nature Room 101 Round 2 with Dr Dani Rabaiotti & Dr Alex Evans

Nature Room 101 Round 2 with Dr Dani Rabaiotti & Dr Alex Evans

November 22, 2021

With the last couple of weeks being super intense, it's about time we journey back to the volt of Nature Room 101. An episode dedicated to the parts of nature we don't really like or enjoy to moan about.

Joining me on this episode to grumble & groan about aspects of wildlife is author & conservationist Dr Dani Rabaiotti & science educator Dr Alex Evans. Join us as we pick 3 topics in the nature industry & pick or gripes to then vote & decide which one stays in Nature Room 101 forever!

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 @DaniRabaiotti & @AlexEvans91

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

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This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

How We Feel About COP26 with Indy Green & Lauren Cook

How We Feel About COP26 with Indy Green & Lauren Cook

November 15, 2021

Good lord the last 2 weeks have been eco & planet intense eh? We've had to sit back & watch/listen as world leaders have made pledges & finalised plans to help the planet reach 1.5C & get rid of fossil fuels. It's not been easy & to be honest a lot of us are unsure how we feel about the outcomes.

On Saturday 6th November, it was the Global Day of Action & thousands of people around the world marched to show support for climate & human justice. Along with those people were myself, naturalist Indy Green & PhD student Lauren Cook. After our march in London, we grabbed 20 minutes to sit down at London's Natural History Museum to chat about how we feel about the future of the planet.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Indy & Lauren, you can follow them on Twitter @GreeneIndy & @LaurenSJCook

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

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This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Working in the Polar Regions & COP26 with Ella Potts

Working in the Polar Regions & COP26 with Ella Potts

November 8, 2021

For years we have been shown documentaries of life in the polar regions whilst likely forgetting, that someone has had to wrap up, prep a warm drink & head out to those freezing temperatures & show us the wildlife in the cold. This week I chat with marine biologist & researcher, Ella Potts.

From Ella's top tips of dealing with the cold to why she chose to work in such inhospitable environments, Ella tells us all about life of working in the polar regions. Inevitably, we also discuss the future of these environments & about COP26. Ella shares with us her hopes & a few fears for the future.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Ella, you can follow him on Twitter @ellapottsnaturalist

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.

Nuance in Nature with Alex Lees

Nuance in Nature with Alex Lees

October 31, 2021

It's no secret that on Into The Wild, topics that have nuance are some of my favourites. The reason being is that I like to challenge my brain & hear other view points or information that I didn't previously know. Running & hosting this show, that has certainly happened & my stance on some topics have changed.

This week I wanted to dive a bit deeper into why nuance is so important when discussing topics in wildlife conservation & why sometimes media or ARA organisations, may miss the nuance. To help answer some of my questions, I was joined my senior lecturer in biodiversity at Manchester Met Uni, Alex Lees.

We cover a lot in this episode & I also get the chance to discuss 2 recent Twitter threads from Alex that cover some very interesting research papers he was involved in.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Alex, you can follow him on Twitter @Alexander_Lees

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.

Controlling Plant Disease in the UK with Nicola Spence

Controlling Plant Disease in the UK with Nicola Spence

October 25, 2021

In the last 20 months, controlling diseases or viruses has been dominating the news, but what if we told you, there's a whole other side to disease or pest control that we rarely hear about, & that's plant disease.

This week on Into The Foliage, Jan & I are super lucky to have a chat with the UK Chief Plant Health Advisor for the UK, Nicola Spence. Nicola opened the door to show us just how much work goes on to keep our native species & our garden plants safe from disease & pests. As Jan & I say on this show, we will never say we are busy again after talking with Nicola!

If you'd like to keep up to date with Nicola then you can follow her on Twitter @plantchief

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.

 

Curlews & Corncrakes with Nick Acheson

Curlews & Corncrakes with Nick Acheson

October 18, 2021

Now hear me out. I KNOW I've said in the past that birds are not my thing & I don't find them that interesting.....& they're not & I don't, I stand by that, but I will never underestimate their importance. 

This week I welcome a guest that focuses specifically on 2 UK species to discuss what's happened to them, what's being done for them & why these birds are so important for the UK & it's biodiversity. Birder & naturalist Nick Acheson has a wealth of experience working around the world working to bring people closer to it's wildlife & now, since committing to not flying, he finds himself in Norfolk working to save the Curlew & Corncrake.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Nick, you can follow him on Twitter @themarshtit

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Badgers & Bovine TB with Alick Simmons

Badgers & Bovine TB with Alick Simmons

October 11, 2021

Every year in England, the topic of Bovine TB & Badgers hits the media, & rightly so. Our governments solution to try to eradicate this disease or control the problem is to shoot A LOT of badgers. Has it worked? What else could be done? Why lethal control? Is this affecting badgers? Could we not try something less....aggressive?

These are all questions I wanted answers to & I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk with veterinarian & naturalist Alick Simmons about this very topic. Alick has had a extensive career working in public health, animal welfare & epidemic disease control & I was keen to get the run down on what the heck has been going on with B-TB for the last several years.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Alick, you can follow him on Twitter @AlickSimmons

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

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This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

   

Finding Your Ikigai with Tania Esteban

Finding Your Ikigai with Tania Esteban

October 4, 2021

I love chatting with wildlife filmmakers. It's never the same & always reveals new discoveries.

This episode feels like it's been in the planning ever since Into The Wild began back in March 2020 because that's almost when I contacted this week's guest to ask her to be on the show. We both finally were able to pin a date in & I got the absolute pleasure to talk with assistant producer for Silverback Films, Tania Esteban.

Diving in to the style of Tania's filmmaking & what she loves most about making & watching documentaries to focusing on a short film Tania made & released during August & the Tokyo Olympics, The Guardians of Ikigai. This film is a beautiful mix of wildlife, culture & a sense of Japanese philosophy, which Tania dives beautifully into during this chat. 

If you'd like to keep up to date with Tania, you can follow her on Instagram @Tania.rose.esteban or on Twitter @Eagletigger

You can also watch Tania's short film, The Guardians of Ikigai 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.

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