Podcasts

Podcasts

Peacock butterfly by Vaughn Matthews

Get inspired by our free nature podcasts.

Our new podcasts are a great way to find out more about our projects, how to care for wildlife and about some of our dedicated staff.

Simply click on one of the audio files below to start listening, or listen via our Podbean page.

 

Autumn My Wild Garden Week

My Wild Garden Week is back with an autumnal twist! In this podcast, the My Wild City team share their top tips for gardening for wildlife in autumn and things to look out for as we enter the colder months. For even more ideas of what you can be doing in your garden, yard or balcony, download your free My Wild Garden guide.

The secret lives of bitterns

Self-confessed bittern fan and LWT volunteer Graham joins Project Officer Molly at Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve to share with us his amazing knowledge about the reserve's most secretive bird. A free podcast possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Beautiful bats with My Wild City

Bat enthusiast and My Wild City Project Officer, Russell, joins Ellie to talk all about our beloved flying friends.

A natural way to wellbeing

In our latest podcast we join Jenny and Jo from the Myplace team and Paula from Lancashire Mind to talk about the benefits of nature and how to look after our wellbeing as we come out of lockdown.

Read Paula's blog here.

The peat-free podcast

Going peat-free in your garden is one of the easiest, and most important things that you can do for wildlife. Join the Lancashire Peatland Initiative's Jenny and Jessica as they discuss what's so important about peat and where you might find it lurking in your home and garden.

Birchfields Forest Garden and wild bee walks

We join Jane Morris, one of the Founders of Birchfields Park Forest Garden in Manchester, to talk all about this exciting project and their wild bee walks.

Garden birds with the My Wild City team

Join Ellie, Russell and Hilary from the My Wild City team as they chat about garden birds and how to give them a helping hand. Download your free My Wild Garden guide today for more tips on how to create a space for wildlife.

Looking ahead to spring 

Spring is closer than we think! In this podcast Ellie and Hilary from the My Wild City team take a look at what's happening for wildlife in the garden right now and discuss how you can start planning for spring. Get your hands on our free My Wild Garden booklet for even more wild inspiration!

Autumn gardening for wildlife

Join the My Wild City team as they share their top tips for looking after the wildlife in your garden or yard this Autumn. And don't forget, you can download your free My Wild Garden guide and submit your hedgehog sightings to be in with a chance on winning a trail camera!

Butterflies in the garden with Butterfly Conservation Lancashire

Communications Officer, Ellie is joined by Jane Jones of Butterfly Conservation Lancashire talking all things butterfly and moth, including the Big Butterfly Count and the importance of wildlife friendly gardening! 

Leave your lawn long

Members of our wonderful My Wild City team chat about some of the fantastic reasons why you shouldn't mow your lawn.

What's so special about peatlands?

Lancashire Peatlands Initiative Manager, Sarah Johnson, just loves peat. Find out more about what's so special about our peatlands and why we all need to go #PeatFree in our gardens.

Can you find nature in the car park?

Communications Manager, Alan Wright, chats to our Wigan Project Manager, Mark Champion, about how lockdown has affected our work and how you can connect with nature all around you - even in the car park!

Birds need water too

My Wild City Project Officer, Hilary Wood, talks how you can support the wildlife in your garden by leaving water out as well as food.

We're on YouTube too.

There's also lots of interesting and informative videos to help you find out more about nature and our work to support it on our YouTube channel.