OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 16

Saving Species looks into how our wildlife cope with the cold, dark winter days.

By: The OpenLearn team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Monday 17th December 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Radio
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Creative commons image Robin, Leighton Moss January 2009 / Gidzy / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license Obligatory winter wildlife photo: a robin In the bleak midwinter, the days are short and nights are long—so how does our native wildlife survive in light of diminishing food reserves?

For this Saving Species, Brett Westwood heads off into the winter landscape to discover more about the conservation work being done to understand the needs of our wildlife at this time of year.

Also in the programme:

  • News from around the world with regular news reporter, Kelvin Boot
  • An update on the activities of the Open University's iSpot. A new iSpot app has been launched, making it possible to photograph wildlife, upload it to iSpot and get help with identifications while you’re still out in the field.

Listen to Saving Species

You can listen to this episode of Saving Species on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00am on Tuesday 18 December 2012. More information and a link to listen again can be found on the Radio 4 website.

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