Into The Wild
White Storks with Lucy Groves (The White Stork Project)

White Storks with Lucy Groves (The White Stork Project)

March 20, 2022

Connecting people with nature & wilding the UK are two topics that have dominated the wildlife news for years & one way we can talk about both those things, is by having a chat about white storks coming back to England after years of absence.

Joining me to chat all about these impressive & much loved birds, is the project officer at The White Stork Project, Lucy Groves. Lucy explains to me the power these animals have as not only part of a wider ecosystem, but a way to draw people in to caring & wanting to protect the UK's biodiversity. Lucy all shares with us the future plans of the project & what we can expect from the next few years.

If you'd like to keep up to date with The White Stork Project, then you can do so by following them on social media @WhiteStorkProject / @ProjectStork

To follow the live stream of the white stork nest on YouTube, Click Here!

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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 to the Lake District with Lee Scholefield

Bringing Nature Back to the Lake District with Lee Scholefield

March 13, 2022

Land is the UK has changed massively over the years & a classic example of how drastic this change can be, is the hills, meadows & forests of the Lake District.

On this week's show I talk with RSPB Haweswater site manager & author of Wild Fell, Lee Scholefield. Lee shares his insights into what it has been like taking over 2 farms on behalf of the RSPB & facing conflict with neighbouring farmers. He also tells us the history of land usage in the UK & why some areas, like the Lake District, have lost so much of their native fauna & flora.

To grab a copy of Lee's new book, Wild Fell, click here

If you'd like to keep up to date with Lee, then you can do so by following him on social media @LeeintheLakes 

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.

A Chat with City Girl in Nature (Kwesia)

A Chat with City Girl in Nature (Kwesia)

March 7, 2022

We all have our own ways of connecting with nature. Whether we simply like to go for a walk or enjoy foraging for wild food or evening immersing physically like cold water swimming (yuck). One person that has been exploring how people engage with nature in their lives is Kwesia aka City Girl in Nature. Kwesia has been making a fabulous online series that focuses on inner city people & their relationship to nature.

In this chat, Kwesia & I share our love for London's green spaces & discuss her own connection to the natural world & what it means to her.

To watch Kweisa's online series, Click Here

If you'd like to keep up to date with Kwesia, then you can do so by following her on social media @CityGirlNature / @CityGirlInNature

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: No Dig with Charles Dowding

Into The Foliage: No Dig with Charles Dowding

February 28, 2022

When gardening, we are always looking for plant friendly ways to grow our plants. Whether that be how we manage them, what we put on them or even......how we work with the soil. On this month's episode of Into The Foliage, Jan & I were super honored to have guru of organic gardening & the man who got No Dig into the mainstream world, Charles Dowding.

Charles tells us both why he loves the no dig method for gardening & how it can help the planet. He also gives us his top tips for growing your own food, & since the man has 35 years of experience, this is very insightful.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Charles's work than you can do so by following him on the socials @Charles_Dowding / @CharlesDowding

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.

Killing The Shepherd with Tom Opre

Killing The Shepherd with Tom Opre

February 21, 2022

It's not the first time that Into The Wild has discussed hunting. We've certainly not shied away from the topic because let's face it, whether we like it or not, legal hunting exists & whilst I'd never hunt, nor do I even eat meat & I think hunting as an activity is a bit "mate really?", it's still something I like to talk about as it affects, in numerous ways, wildlife.

On this episode, I talk with filmmaker & founder of Shepherds of Wildlife Society Tom Opre about his new film, Killing The Shepherd. This film looks at a community in deep poverty & lack of opportunity in Tanzania that calls out for help to a hunting safari operator, asking if they can bring work & income to the people. Killing The Shepherd was a great watch & it has a incredibly gripping story. To get the chance to have Tom, the creator, talk to me about the film was a great privilege.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Tom, then you can do so by following him on social media @WildShepherds / @tomopreofficial

To watch Killing The Shepherd, Click 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.

Music: VHS Dreams by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

People Power with Francisca Rockey

People Power with Francisca Rockey

February 14, 2022

I may have said this before, but in recent years, I have learnt more about how people are a great part of nature & without the knowledge that some people have about the environments, sustainable use of natural resources & overall connection to the natural world, we really wouldn't stand a chance of saving this planet.

On today's show I am joined by campaigner & geographer, Francisca Rockey to discuss the power of putting indigenous people at the heart of wildlife conservation. We discuss not only what the benefits are but what the impacts can be if this is not done. We also touch on what it takes getting city folk into nature & about #BlackGeographers, an organsiation that Francisca was part of setting up.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Francisca, then you can do so by following her on social media @FranciscaRockey / @FranRockey

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.

Nature Room 101: Round 3 with Sophie Pavelle & Leif Bersweden

Nature Room 101: Round 3 with Sophie Pavelle & Leif Bersweden

February 7, 2022

It's time to open up the volt of Nature Room 101 once more as my guests & I sit down to discuss 3 topics of nature, pick something that grinds our gears the most & the vote to decide which one goes into Nature Room 101 forever!!

Joining me on this episode is botanist & author Leif Bersweden & science communicator & author Sophie Pavelle, where we discuss our Habitat Hates, Green Wash Gripes & Mammal Snores!

If you'd like to keep up to date with Sophie & Leif then you can follow them on Twitter & Instagram @LeifBersweden / @LeifBersweden @Sophiepavs / @Sophiepavs

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: Ryan & Kel’s New Community Garden

Into The Foliage: Ryan & Kel’s New Community Garden

January 31, 2022

This is a special episode of Into The Foliage as Jan & Ryan are joined by Kelly Georgia (Ryan's best pal) to talking about their new 2022 project, a community garden in the heart of Islington, North London.

Kelly explains all of how the idea came about, what the plans are & why this has been something on her radar for some time now. Ryan shares his sides of things which is of course, the wildlife aspect. Explaining what we he will be adding & what he hopes to see join the garden within the year. Kelly & Ryan also get as many tips from Jan, because as people will know, Jan has & loves her allotment.

More details about the community garden will be shared on Into The Wild.

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.

 

Our Planet in Space & Pride in STEM

Our Planet in Space & Pride in STEM

January 24, 2022

I KNOW it sounds odd that a wildlife, nature & conservation podcast to talk about.....space but on this episode I chat with astrophysicist & chair of Pride in STEM Dr Alfredo Carpineti about the wonders of our galaxy & how understanding life on THIS planet, can tell us about how things work....you know....way up there.

This chat was absolutely mind blowing & I loved getting a chance to ask Alfredo some questions about space that, to be honest, I've been dying to ask someone.

We also touched on the great organisation of Pride in STEM which Alfredo is chair of. This great network that supports & elevates the voices & work of LGBTQ+ people in the world of science, technology, mathematics & science.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Alfredo then you can follow him on Twitter & Instagram @DrCarpineti / @DrCarpineti

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.

Sustainability in the House with Emma Brisdion

Sustainability in the House with Emma Brisdion

January 17, 2022

"You should be doing more!"

"It starts at home!"

So many times we are told we should be helping the planet in our lives & often that means it starts in the place we spend most of our time.....our house. On this week's episode I am joined by podcaster & environmental science communicator, Emma Brisdion.

Emma was the perfect person for this show having co hosted an environmental & sustainability podcast, For What It's Earth Pod

From what Emma has learned from running a podcast, to her top tips for making sure elements of our life are doing good things for the planet, there's lots to unpack in this episode for being eco.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Emma then you can follow her on Twitter & Instagram @emmabrisdion / @emmabrisdion

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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