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OpenLearn Live: 2nd March 2016

OpenLearn Live: 2nd March 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Polly Dot
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2016
The honey super is what makes honey super. Then more free learning through the day.

Weaver bird nests

Featuring: Video Video
Weaver bird nests Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 21 Oct 2014
Dr Dieter Oschadleus explains how and why weaver birds build their nests the way they do.

Top predators and ecosystems

Top predators and ecosystems Copyrighted image Copyright: Aleksandrn | Dreamstime.com
Updated 10 Dec 2013
Ecosystems may not be as simple as you think. Find out what happens when a top predator is removed from one. 

Biodiversity in urban habitats

Featuring: Audio Audio
Biodiversity in urban habitats Copyrighted image Copyright: Paul Cecil
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Jul 2013
Chris Baines and Kate Henderson discuss urban ecosystems in this interview from Radio 4's Shared Planet.

'Good' food destroying biodiversity?

'Good' food destroying biodiversity? Creative commons image nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 21 May 2013
On International Day for Biodiversity (22 May 2013), maybe it's time you considered the impact of the production of ‘good’ food on biodiversity

Polar bears and sea ice

Featuring: Audio Audio
Polar bears and sea ice Creative commons image polar bear / fruchtzwerg's world / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Jan 2013
In this extended interview, find out about the relationship polar bears have with sea ice.

Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing?

Featuring: Audio Audio
Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing? Creative commons image Photo by Hugh Venables / CC BY-SA 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Pioneering environmentalist Chris Baines discusses the value of brownfield sites for wildlife

Glow worms: Britain's brightest beetle

Featuring: Audio Audio
Glow worms: Britain's brightest beetle Copyrighted image Copyright: Devon Wildlife Trust
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Sep 2012
Steve Hussey from the Devon Wildlife Trust discusses glow worms, their habitat, and the impacts on their population

Restoring historic landscapes

Featuring: Audio Audio
Restoring historic landscapes Creative commons image good_day under CC-BY-NC-ND under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Nov 2011
Jon Stokes discusses the Tree Council's work to recreate wood pasture habitat which once covered much of the landscape