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A weekly podcast series dedicated to wildlife & nature where host Ryan Dalton (@mrryanjdalton) chats to experts in the field of natural science. Discussing everything from facts of individual specie, to more complex conservation topics. You need look no further for your wildlife updates. Also featuring a monthly side series about plants, trees & fungi called into The Foliage with co-host Janet Garner (@janetgarnercomedy).
 
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Seeing life underwater isn't something we all get the pleasure of being able to do, yet for this week's Guest, underwater photographer & cameraman Jack Perks, it's just another day at the office. How did Jack fall in love with life in rivers & ponds, what's the most annoying fish to try & film & how can we get more excited about this environment we…
 
In todays show I’m talking to ace fly angler Marina Gibson and this is part of a series of podcasts all month talking to influential and celebrity anglers. I’m also working on a crowd funder this month Britains hidden fishes which I’m aiming to make a 1 hour long on british fish, think blue planet but a much smaller budget and there’s a link to tha…
 
I chat to TV angling star Matt Hayes who is one the most recognised names in British angling having been on TV for more than 20 years and appeared in over 200 programmes. Whether he’s on his solo adventures or paired up with Mick Brown he’s programs are widely regarded as some of the best angling tv programmes made with the great rod race, lake esc…
 
Birding, ergh, birding. There's more birders on the planets than there are birds, you know that right? WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?! I've never understood the world of birds & after one joke tweet about our feathered friends last year, thousands of angry birders & many wind ups later, I decided to dip my toes in the pool of......birds. I couldn't do…
 
We talk to Nick Gates, naturalist and natural history TV producer, vlogger and writer. We discuss the Ancient or Traditional Orchards, the topic of the book Orchard, which he co-authored. These orchards can hold a wealth of wildlife, including rare and declining species such as the noble chafer, lesser spotted woodpeckers and redstarts. We also, an…
 
In this Podcast I speak to John Bailey who has written more books then I can count on angling and been writing for anglers mail for 45 years which sadly stoped publishing last year. He’s traveled all over the world catching fish and is an avid river conservationist. He’s also appeared on many fishing tv programmes including mr crabtree goes fishing…
 
There's two parts of nature, the absolute beautify & wonder, then there's the story. There's always a story to tell & ensuring that it's told is an important job. One person that knows that better than anyone is award winning documentary filmmaker, Nina Constable. On this week's show I speak with Nina about how she even gets started on working on p…
 
We are joined by James Harding-Morris, who is the Communications Manager for the Back from the Brink project, a large collaboration of UK nature conservation bodies which aims to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England. We discuss the aims and achievements so far, some of the many……
 
In this Podcast I chat to wildlife filmmaking legend Hugh Miles as I met up with him in September. We discuss his many adventures across the globe filming for Life on Earth, Trials of Life and many other programmes. His technique of getting to know his subjects and a few hair raising moments like a polar bear smelling his soup! We of course also ch…
 
You know Jan loves a plant bargain & Ryan certainly isn't shy of a house plant or 12 but whenever we buy plants do we ever stop to think about all the work that goes behind managing the trade of plants to ensure nothing bad happens? We didn't, so we planned this chat with Dr David Roberts from the University of Kent to discuss the detailed world of…
 
In this Podcast I chat to Nick Baker a wildlife tv presenter having been on many programmes such as Weird Creatures ,The Really Wild Show & Springwatch Unsprung to name a few. Here's also a incredibly passionate and knowledgable naturalist with a interest in the creepy crawlies. We talk about his start in wildlife presenting, what ticks him off in …
 
Welcome to part 3 of our mini series about UK Bird Crime. After learning about raptor persecution, I decided to dive in deeper & learn as much as I could finishing up the series with a chat with a in the field ranger for the RSPB, Patrick. I chat to Patrick about his experiences dealing with bird crime often face to face & what measures he & his te…
 
We talk to the fish twitcher himself, Jack Perks, about how he ended up filming freshwater fish and other wildlife, his quest to film every species of British freshwater fish and many other things. In news we cover the call by conservationists to monitor our smaller streams and ponds, andJack also gives his insights on……
 
In this Podcast I chat to Charlie Hamilton James a professional wildlife cameraman, presenter and award winning photographer. We talk about how he started his career with kingfishers and otters, what really pisses him off in wildlife photography and that time he bought a rainforest in the amazon. Charlies Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chami…
 
We talk to entomologist and museum curator Ashleigh Whiffin, discussing how she got to being a museum curator and entomologist, the need for taking specimens in entomology and how entomological displays have changed over the years. We also discuss Carrion Beetles, their wonderful behaviours of this group, (which include a surprising amount of paren…
 
Over the last 12 months, we have all appreciated nature more & many of us have been documenting it, whether that be on a DSLR or the camera on our phones, but wildlife photography is so much more. I always wondered how people get fully into it. How does it become a job? What are the highs & what are the challenges? On this episode I find out as I s…
 
In this Podcast I chat to James Harding-Morris of Back From The Brink which is a collection of nature groups trying to bring back 20 or so species that are near to extinction in the UK. We talk about how they choose which species to save, how covid has affected the work and there success stories. Back From The Brink - https://naturebftb.co.uk/ © ww…
 
Ooof put that heating on & make me a brew IT'S WINTER! A time of year that many of us may shiver at or prefer to hibernate under the duvet with some snacks & a Netflix marathon, but, should we appreciate it more? This week I spoke to zoologist & wildlife presenter Megan McCubbin as she gears up for the next installment of BBC's The Watches, with Wi…
 
In this Podcast I chat to Dr Steve Simpson who lecturer at the university of Exeter and worked on Blue Planet 2 studying the vocalisations of fish and thats the main subject of todays chat. Fish that talk! Steves Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrSteveSimpson © www.jackperksphotography.com Facebook Page Twitter…
 
We've seen them in food, in fairytales, in folklore, in documentaries & pretty much anywhere we go but still, do we know much about them. In this episode of Into The Foliage we speak with Fungi enthusiast, Ali McKernan, aka The FUNgi Guy. I promise you will laugh throughout this episode as Ali takes us into the world of fungi from how he got hooked…
 
In this Podcast I chat to Matt Brierley, we talk about his film Sharks: In Deep Water which explores the over fishing of sharks in British and European waters, how shark fin soup is still legal in Britain and why the demand for shark meat is rising. Matts Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattbrierley © www.jackperksphotography.com Facebook Page Twitte…
 
Welcome to the 2021 series of Into The Wild & DAMN do we have, not only exciting episodes to bring to you this year, BUT a new section of Into The Wild that will be dropping in the very near future. I know, blooming exciting right? HOOOOOOWEVER, right now we are here for today's episode & this week I spoke with carnivore biologist Gabi Fleury about…
 
In this Podcast I chat to Indy Greene who is a Nottinghamshire bird watcher and young naturalist. We talk about the difference between birders and twitchers, the beareded vulture that turned up this summer and what makes birders tick. Indys Twitter - https://twitter.com/greeneindy © www.jackperksphotography.com…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Big Ideas With Mesh! Exclusive interviews with dreamers, pioneers, visionaries, and people who challenge the status quo! We will be delving into their story, their dreams, and ultimately their vision for the future. In our final episode, I finish the season with some musings, thoughts, and reflections on the 29 episodes I hav…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Big Ideas With Mesh! Exclusive interviews with dreamers, pioneers, visionaries, and people who challenge the status quo! We will be delving into their story, their dreams, and ultimately their vision for the future. In our fourteenth episode of the new season, I catch up with Toby Allen, a serial entrepreneur who is currently…
 
In this Podcast I chat to Gary Moore who has worked on multiple wildlife programmes as a sound recordist. We talk about why its shunned by many wanting to work in wildlife film making and the difficulties of the job delving into Garys dyslexia and his sons interest in fishing which Gary isn't sure whether to is a good thing or not. Garys Twitter - …
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Big Ideas With Mesh! Exclusive interviews with dreamers, pioneers, visionaries, and people who challenge the status quo! We will be delving into their story, their dreams, and ultimately their vision for the future. In our thirteenth episode of the new season, I catch up with Viviane Paraschiv, who has been been on 10+ years …
 
In this Podcast I chat to Sophie Pavelle who along with being the Communications Lead for the beaver trust is also an ambassador for the wildlife trusts and general social media whizz kid. We chat about how social media effects young naturalists, her upcoming book, what species she'd most like to see and of course beavers get a mention. News: Beave…
 
We all watch nature shows on TV....right? Surely you must & these shows always have a face, a voice, a person. Telling us the information we need to fully understand what we are seeing, but how hard is that? Being that person? Both behind & in front of the screen. Well, on today's show & the last episode of 2020, I talk to Spring & Autumn Watch pre…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Big Ideas With Mesh! Exclusive interviews with dreamers, pioneers, visionaries, and people who challenge the status quo! We will be delving into their story, their dreams, and ultimately their vision for the future. In our twelfth episode of the new season, I catch up with Kaitlin Fritz and Olga Kravchenko, two fascinating an…
 
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