My Living World [Living World]

Episodes

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Skomer20190616

Hannah Stitfall and guest discuss a selection from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.

Stone Curlew20191013

Wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Dom Davies, a wildlife film researcher to discuss another pick from the Living World archive. Today their subject is Stone Curlews and a programme in which the presenter Joanna Pinnock travels to Wiltshire in search of these crepuscular waders whose haunting calls can be heard after dusk. She is joined by Nick Adams of the RSPB who has been working with local farmers on a conservation project to improve the habitat for these birds and restore the population which became seriously depleted in the mid-1980s. For Hannah and Dom the programme offers a rare encounter with a bird that few of us will have seen or heard. Producer Sarah Blunt

Hannah Stitfall and Dom Davies discuss stone curlews from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.

The Uk's Rarest Frog20190630

New series in which Hannah Stitfall and a guest discuss one of her picks from the LIVING WORLD archive. Today they eavesdrop on an encounter at a secret location in Norfolk with the UK’s rarest frog, the pool frog. The frogs were introduced here from Sweden over a decade ago, after the last native East Anglian pool frogs died out in the wild and their progress has been carefully monitored. As well as the frogs there’s a very smelly encounter with a couple of grass snakes! Producer Sarah Blunt

Hannah Stitfall and a guest discuss her pick from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.

The Uk's Rarest Frog20190630

New series in which Hannah Stitfall and a guest discuss one of her picks from the LIVING WORLD archive. Today they eavesdrop on an encounter at a secret location in Norfolk with the UK’s rarest frog, the pool frog. The frogs were introduced here from Sweden over a decade ago, after the last native East Anglian pool frogs died out in the wild and their progress has been carefully monitored. As well as the frogs there’s a very smelly encounter with a couple of grass snakes! Producer Sarah Blunt

Hannah Stitfall and a guest discuss her pick from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.

Winter Ladybirds20190929

Zoologist and wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Billy Clark, a researcher with the BBC Natural History Unit to discuss another selection from the LIVING WORLD archive. Today the subject is over-wintering ladybirds and the challenges these most familiar of insects face during dormancy. They also discuss the origin of the name 'Ladybird', the diverse range of species we have, threats from an alien species and a ladybird survey that is looking for your help. Producer Sarah Blunt.

Hannah Stitfall and Billy Clark discuss Winter Ladybirds from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.

Winter Ladybirds20190929

Zoologist and wildlife film maker Hannah Stitfall is joined by Billy Clark, a researcher with the BBC Natural History Unit to discuss another selection from the LIVING WORLD archive. Today the subject is over-wintering ladybirds and the challenges these most familiar of insects face during dormancy. They also discuss the origin of the name 'Ladybird', the diverse range of species we have, threats from an alien species and a ladybird survey that is looking for your help. Producer Sarah Blunt.

Hannah Stitfall and Billy Clark discuss Winter Ladybirds from the Living World archive

Getting up close and personal with wild nature in Britain and beyond.