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

Updated Monday 17th December 2012

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

Robin on branch Creative commons image Icon 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.

Dig deeper into nature

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 24 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 24

Series 3 of Saving Species comes to an end with a look at the OU's iSpot project.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 23 Creative commons image Icon Billyboy under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 23

As we come towards the end of this series of Saving Species, we take a look at the OU's iSpot project and Arctic mammals.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20 Creative commons image Icon The Welsh Coast In May / bestfor / richard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20

This week on Saving Species: The latest news on the designation of conservation areas around the English and Welsh coast.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 19 Creative commons image Icon polar bear / fruchtzwerg's world / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 19

This week the Saving Species team look at polar bears, sea ice and salmon populations.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 18 Creative commons image Icon Baylands bird watcher / Don DeBold / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 18

On New Year's Day, Saving Species explores the role of wetland habitats in the lives of waterfowl.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 15 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Christian Schmalhofer | Dreamstime.com article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 15

Saving Species looks at British beavers and asks whether areas of managed landscape can be returned to their former glory.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 14 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Species Action Framework article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 14

This week Saving Species reports from the Scottish Natural Heritage conference in Edinburgh.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 11 Creative commons image Icon Asiatic Lion (Panthera Leo Persica), Colchester Zoo / Spencer Wright / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 11

This week Saving species looks to foreign climes—with the Goliath Grouper and Asiatic Lion getting particular attention.

Article
OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 10 Creative commons image Icon Scottish Wildcat / Brian Scott / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 10

This week the Saving Species team look at Scottish wildcats and the wonderfully named bearded tooth fungi.

Article