26 October 2019 | 32 mins 18 secs
crustaceans, ecology, freshwater, museums, nematodes, ponds, science, zoology
For our final episode, Jules is joined by the fantastic Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator of Crustacea at Natural History Museum, London. We talk about freshwater hog lice and water shrimps and how cool crustaceans are! Miranda talks about why crustaceans are so good at colonising new places and why they are worthy of our attention. At the end, Jules gives a fond farewell and a massive lengthy THANK YOU! to every scientist that has given their time for the show.
14 August 2019 | 32 mins 7 secs
festivals, frogs, genitalia, live, pond skaters, ponds, reproduction, sex
No scientists in this edition while the summer break continues! Here's a special bonus edition recorded on Saturday 3rd of August at Wilderness Festival 2019. Jules talks in the Books Tent about the reproductive exploits of pond animals.
18 July 2019 | 16 mins 56 secs
beetles, ecology, freshwater, museums, ponds, rspb, science, zoology
Jules speaks to Martin Fowlie, the RSPB's Media Relations Manager - a man with a (not-so) secret life as a beetle-lover. We talk freshwater weevils and how to find beetles in your garden. Martin's brilliant blog, called Of Moths and Men, is found here www.mothsandman.blogspot.com
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.
24 April 2019 | 15 mins 14 secs
ecology, freshwater, museums, nematodes, ponds, science, worms, zoology
Jules rambles on about nematode worms, the second tiny coloniser of his little backyard pond. Scientific insights and general brilliance come this week courtesy of Emma Sherlock, the Natural History Museum's worm guru.