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Studying mammals: The insect hunters free course icon Level

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Studying mammals: The insect hunters

From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey. In this free course, Studying mammals: The insect hunters, you will learn about these adaptations, along with survival strategies for when food is scarce. This is the second course in the Studying mammals series.

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10 hrs
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Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.

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Bumblebees

Bumblebees need areas free of insecticide and with suitable wild flowers. Neonic pesticide has linked to long-term wild bee decline. Learn how to make your environment bee-friendly in this guide. 

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The world around us - Perfume

Our noses aren't very good. So how do the experts set about making perfume?

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Southern oak bush cricket: The hitch-hiking insect audio icon

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Southern oak bush cricket: The hitch-hiking insect

The southern oak bush cricket is spreading across the UK—possibly by vehicle! The OU's David Robinson explains all to Saving Species's Brett Westwood.

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5 mins
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Glow worms: Britain's brightest beetle

Steve Hussey from the Devon Wildlife Trust discusses glow worms, their habitat, and the impacts on their population

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5 mins
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How insects cope with adverse conditions

2012 has seen unusual and adverse weather conditions for insects—how will that effect their population?

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Woodland habitats

What are the intricate connections under the leaves of a British woodland? Explore the relationships between woodland organisms.

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Coat of many colours: Harlequin ladybird

The Saving Species team talks to Helen Roy and Richard Comont from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology about their work on Harlequin ladybird pathogens, and the UK Ladybird survey

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10 mins
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Dancing in the Spring: Purple emperor butterfly

From an ancient woodland in Wiltshire, conservation advisor for the National Trust, Matthew Oates, talks to the Saving Species team in an extended interview, and opens the door to the hidden world of the purple emperor butterfly.

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15 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

Life: Video extras: Dawson's Bees

The fascinating mating cycle of Dawson's bees, as captured by the Life team

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5 mins
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Mosquito love songs: How do they find their mates?

How do mosquitoes use their wings to attract a mate?

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