26 September 2019 | 23 mins 39 secs
Professor James Logan of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joins Jules to talk about mosquitoes, their life-cycle and their presence in the little pond. We also talk about the changing distributions of mosquitoes and the value that the British public can play in monitoring the spread of problem mosquito species, such as the Asian Tiger mosquito.
24 May 2019 | 21 mins 33 secs
bloodworms, chironomids, flies, invertebrates, larvae, ponds, succession
Yay! Bloodworms are in the pond at last! Jules is joined by the magnificent Dr Erica McAlister, world fly aficionado who is based at the Natural History Museum, London. We talk about chironomid larvae, commonly called bloodworms, and about why flies are such a fantastic part of the insect family tree.