The UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, Festival of Nature, is back and looking a bit different this year with a brand new programme of activity to help everyone discover new ways to connect with nature this summer.
This year’s festival is all about ‘Nature’s Voices’ celebrating and honouring how nature has supported us through the pandemic, and the ways we can work together with nature to support our collective recoveries. Get involved atfestivalofnature.org.uk or follow the hashtag #FestOfNature21
How Many Geese? Have kindly recorded a special episode for us all about festivals IN nature.
"How Many Geese?"
Investigating the best bits of nature Bill Oddie never talked about. Each episode also pits a host against a new species of animal to decide how many they could take in a fight. The show for nature lovers who recognise that failing to plan is planning to fail! So have a think: if it was you vs geese - how many geese?
You can listen to How Many Geese on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/5Ac9xGSKV0FhtXeMFFSQHR?si=PQ1qi4wcTUKZoA6j-D2ikg&nd=1
We're joined by Dr Davina Quinlivan, a lecturer in Film and Television at the University of Bristol. Davina has written on nature and migration, and today we discuss her first book Shalimar: Field Notes from the Map Maker's Daughter, which is on its way to being published
The Ways of Listening project began as a series of guided walks designed to introduce young people to the different ‘ways’ in which scientist, musicians and poets have developed for listening to birdsong. Today Frances Mackenney joins the Voices of Nature podcast to discuss the aims of the project and how we can improve our connections with the natural world.
Travelling at top speeds of over 300km/h, the peregrine falcon is one of the most powerful animals in the sky. But it is also an incredibly fragile species, and today we speak to Colin Knowles of the National Trust to talk about the threats facing these iconic birds and how we can best help them to thrive.
The second of four special podcast episodes - Hear from experts and researchers on how small ways of taking a little less can massively reduce our personal impact on the natural world by cutting down waste and consumption
Our trees and woodlands are under pressure form human activities, diseases and pests, so how can we help protect them? In this episode of the Voices of Nature we speak to Jane Craven of the Woodland Trust to discuss the importance of woodlands and we need to step up our protection of trees.
Our natural world has an important part to play in preventing and treating ill health and we believe more people should have the opportunity to access these incredible natural environments where they live and work. In this we hear from Jonathan Reeves, Principal Researcher (Health & Wellbeing) at WWT to discuss the Blue Prescriptions project, a a nature-based form of social prescribing.
How can we maintain wild areas that promote habitats for our ever important pollinator species such as bees and butterflies? That's the question we're asking Paul Pearce of Bath & North East Somerset Council in today's episode
In this episode of Voices for Nature we are joined by Tom Appleby of the Blue Marine Foundation to explore how the UK's exit from the European Union is leading to improved designations for our marine protected areas, and how environmental groups are pressing for similar measures to come in to force across other European nations.
Soils define culture. Throughout history soil has defined human societies perhaps more strongly than any other single environmental variable. Join artist Lukus Robbins to discover how he is exploring the world beneath our feet to answer questions about soil.