Fantastic Plastic

How people in developing countries can turn plastic waste from a problem into a solution

#75 Casual Birding during Lockdown

In March 2020 life has suddenly changed for all of us. The COVID-19 Pandemic has meant the closure of parks and reserves, self-isolation and social distancing.   The first part of this episode talks about some of the things we can do to…

Plastic Burnout

A new report reveals the scale of open burning of plastic waste. Are manufacturers liable?

4: Climate motivation: what can we learn from the Netherlands?

In this episode, Dan and Jayne are joined by Floris Boogard, Professor at Hanze University in the Netherlands and one of the founders of ClimateCafé. ClimateCafé is a global citizen science movement, intended to motivate the public to be a part of the solution to climate change. We speak about WaterCo-Governance (WaterCoG), the importance of […]

Ep9 UK Wildlife Podcast – Moles

The main topic is the mole Neil mentions and excellent toad surveying session and Vic discusses Frog and toad spawn appearing.In news discuss a fishery owner killing an otter (and actually being jailed) and the badger cull being ‘phased out’ (or not).

Eco Homes Now!

Why aren’t all the new homes being built meeting the lowest carbon impact?

Fate of the Falcons

Meet the Naga people of India who have turned from headhunters to conservationists.

74: #74 The Edinburgh Birdwatcher returns

In episode 74, we hear from Euan Buchan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher, about the anniversary of his first birdwatching day and what he has seen recently on his birding trips.   The Edinburgh Birdwatcher:   Euan’s first interview on the show:…

Ep8 UK Wildlife Podcast – Frogs and Toads with Steven Allain

We are joined by Steven Allain to discuss (and answer your questions) Frogs and Toads Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More News stories Beavers helping prev…

73: #73 Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

In episode 73, I look back to the Big Garden Birdwatch of 2020, recalling my sightings on the survey day, and we hear about the birds you saw. 
Featuring contributions from Euan, The Edinburgh Birdwatcher & Rachael, host of Hidden Wings and…

5: On the trail of killer whales in Shetland

Shetland is becoming increasingly well known for its killer whale population – learn more about them as travel writer James Fair heads to Shetland mainland to talk to Hugh Harrop of Shetland Wildlife They also chat about the realities of life in winter…

72: #72 Dan Rouse at Rhossili, Wales

Ornithologist and conservationist Dan Rouse joins me for a walk on Rhossili Headland, on the Gower Peninsula, Wales. A well-respected birder and wildlife educator, Dan tells me how she became interested in birds at a young age, and how her advocacy…

3: Swimming in rivers… are you mad?

In this podcast, we join Jayne Mann (Marketing and Communications Manager at The Rivers Trust) and Dan Turner (Senior Project Officer at Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust) as they  talk to Ella Foote, a Contributing Editor at Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and keen wild swimmer. During December, Ella completed her “Dip a Day” challenge in which she […]

71: #71 Last bird 2019, First bird 2020

In this bonus mini episode, listeners share their observations of their last birds of 2019 and first birds of 2020.   The Casual Birder Podcast Don’t miss an episode – subscribe to the show (it’s free!) Follow me on –      …

Ep5 UK Wildlife Podcast – Pond life in Winter

What pond creatures, such as the pond oilve mayfly, do to survive the cold in winter, and give some tips on how to look after your pond when it freezes over. Kestrel decline and our first memory’s of garden wildlife,

70: #70 Best Bird Moments from 2019

In episode 70, I take a look back on the casual birding moments that filled me with joy during 2019. Listeners share their favourite birding moments too. Episodes from 2019 that are referred to: #59 Mark Carwardine Watching whales in Baja California …

2: 2: Are our rivers being used as ‘open sewers’?

Are our rivers being used as ‘open sewers’? Tune into the second episode of Rambling about Rivers to find out! In this episode, we join Jayne Mann (Marketing and Communications Manager at The Rivers Trust) and Dan Turner (Senior Project Officer at Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust) as they interview Karen Shackleton, Founding member of Ilkley […]

69: #69 Stephanie Seymour There Are Birds

I speak with Stephanie Seymour, a singer/songwriter who is also a passionate birder. Stephanie recently released an album of her songs, all featuring birds, with titles such as Blue Jay, Ruby Crowned Kinglet and Veery. She tells me where she got her…

25: ZSL #025 Can badger vaccination help eradicate bovine TB?

For decades, conservationists, vets and farmers in the UK have been at loggerheads about the best way to manage bovine tuberculosis (bTB). This cattle disease is a huge burden on the farming industry and can pass between cattle and badgers, making it…

Election 2019

Can Britain’s political parties live up to their environmental promises?

Vegan World

What would Britain look like if we all adopted a vegan diet? Tom Heap investigates.

Episode 2 – UK Wildlife Podcast – Migration

We talk about at migration, but mostly in amphibians, reptile, insects, fish and bats, rather than birds.In news: Neil moans about Angling Trust trying to get cormorants on General license and we talk about better news on beaver reintroduction Podcast …

68: #68 Isle of Wight bird walk with Keiron Lee Vine

The Casual Birder Podcast is 2 years old! To celebrate, we took a weekend break to the Isle of Wight to watch birds. Keiron Lee Vine, a keen birder and member of the show’s Facebook Group, joined me for a bird walk at RSPB Brading Marshes. The weather…