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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

Wherever you go, take UK wildlife with you. Filled with stories of seals, beavers and birds, our favourite nature podcast episodes will transport you from remote beaches to mighty treetops.

Episode 119: Spooky nights and glowing lights

Uncover the secrets of Stockbridge Down in Hampshire after nightfall. Follow Ranger Kate Martin as she searches for glow worms, one of the UK's most mysterious species, and learn why this place was the setting of some grisly behaviour.

Search for glow worms

Episode 118: Winging it in the city

Meet the busy birding community in Leeds City Centre. Visit the local clock tower to find peregrine falcons, discover top tips for spotting species and hear about how one woman's feathered friends helped her on a difficult journey. This episode is supported by leading nature specialists, CJ Wildlife.

Discover urban birdwatching in Leeds

Episode 117: Cherry's lost blooms

Join us as we celebrate the beauty of blossom. Hear the story of how a Victorian and a potato saved Japan’s lost blooms, visit an international Hanami party in London and learn about a coastal blossom community project in Plymouth. This podcast episode is supported by Blue Diamond Garden Centres.

Hear about meaningful blossom

Episode 116: Special episode: Seasons by the sea

Experience life on Blakeney Point in Norfolk as it transforms throughout the year. From the mass arrival of seal pups in winter to the noisy feathered frenzy of summer, discover how a remote stretch of shingle coastline is home to some of the UK's wildest inhabitants.

Be transported to Blakeney Point

Episode 111: A wild night out

There’s a midnight party happening deep in the woods at Cragside in Northumberland. Meet the owls, bats, toads and moths emerging from their slumber and transforming the woodland into a hive of activity.

Experience nature's nightclub

Episode 104: Wales' seaside butterflies (revisited)

Head back to Beddgelert in North Wales to hear how we're conserving seaside butterflies. With the worsening effects of climate change and extreme weather, learn about how we're working to protect these delicate creatures.

Learn about Welsh butterflies

Episode 96: Dam engineers

Meet the beavers making a new landscape at the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor. Learn how this mischievous workforce is helping to slow the effects of climate change by creating natural eco-systems.

Get to know Holnicote's beavers

Episode 82: The Great Anthropause

Normally a bustling tourist spot, take a trip to the slightly quieter Isle of Wight as Coronavirus restrictions began to ease. Discover how wildlife reclaimed this island habitat during the nationwide anthropause, when we all stayed at home.

Go back to a wilder Isle of Wight

Episode 65: The secret world of treetops

Climb to the top of ancient trees at Tyntesfield in Somerset with professional tree climber James Aldred. Learn more about life in the treetops and how we are all more connected to trees than you might think.

Explore Tyntesfield's trees with James

Episode 49: The Konik ponies of Wicken Fen

Follow the Konik ponies that roam Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire – one of Europe's most important wetlands. Discover how the ponies are helping to create habitats for more than 9,000 species of plants and animals, including dragonflies and water voles.

Meet the wandering wetland ponies

Episode 42: Counting the Farne Island puffins

Sail out to the Northumbrian Farne Islands on a birdwatching mission. Listen out for flapping wings and excited squawks as we explore what it takes to secure the feathery future of the UK's puffins.

Hear about the puffin count

Episode 41: Walking with wildlife in Northumbria

Walk along Long Nanny beach in Northumberland to meet the team protecting nesting birds. From Arctic terns to ringed plovers, this nationally important breeding ground is the first home of thousands of newborn chicks.

Take a virtual wildlife tour
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