Immerse yourself in the sounds of the riverbank, crashing tides, wild marshes filled with birds and the underwater sounds of the humble pond.
Have you ever peered into the blackness of a pond at night and wondered what lurks beneath? Come with us and find out in this special, spooky, episode!
From creatures with unimaginably strange bodies that could be straight out of a sci-fi movie, to the bizarre upside-down swimming water boatmen - life in a pond can be brutal. It really is the world of eat, or be eaten.
Like lots of other habitats, as dark falls, ponds turn other-worldy, yet often we don’t get to experience them. In this episode we’ll show you that there’s lots for us to see, and hear, that we can only experience at nighttime.
Host Megan McCubbin peers into her own pond on a stormy wet night to see what she can see, from the pond creatures around on the surface to the bats overhead.
Hear the spooky and strange sounds underwater with ecologist and underwater sounds expert Jack Greenhalgh. Discover why nature is the source of many of good horror story, with author Lucy Christoper. And previous guests Ellie Jones from WWT and writer Henry Slator share their favourite spooky pond creatures.
You’ll never have a nocturnal nosy at pond in the same way again!
This podcast takes you on a journey around our incredible wetlands here in the UK - and reveals their power to shape our future for the better.
In series 1, join nature expert and film maker Roxy Furman as she explores how wetlands have fed, inspired and transported us from countryside to city, source to sea.
And in series 2, conservationist and wildlife presenter Megan McCubbin discovers the intriguing world of our humble ponds. These biodiversity hot spots are often overlooked but may just be the key to some of life’s greatest questions.
Dive beneath the surface of our wetlands through personal stories and conversations with experts to reveal an underwater jungle, the restorative powers of water, tonnes of carbon hidden underground, the things you never knew were lurking in your freshwater and why we need to think like beavers to solve our flood problem.
Our wetlands bring us together across species and continents. They’re the source of life as we know it. Yet wetlands only cover about 6% of our planet, and they’re disappearing fast, despite the fact that people and 40% of all wildlife are reliant on them.
This is a podcast all about the wonderful, sometimes surprising and often underappreciated watery places around us, and how they can help us with some of the biggest issues facing life on this planet.
You’ll never look at a marsh or pond the same way again.