Michael White is an experienced forager and wild food expert. Here he shares his ferreting expertise - talking us through how best to care for the ferrets, signs to look for when sourcing the rabbits` bury (or burrow), the ideal time of year to go ferreting, permissions and equipment required - mindful of the ethics as well as the benefits of this field sport. A passionate advocate of `nose to tail` eating - he shows a respect for the rabbit as a sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Having discovered a dormouse in their woodland, Heather and Rodney were keen to learn more about helping to conserve this protected species. Now registered as trained monitors with the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme, essential if you want to handle dormice, they are licensed volunteers, capturing data about the dormice living on their site. Their care and expertise are clear as they take us on a dormouse survey - sharing their detailed knowledge about these arboreal animals and the processes involved in important data gathering.
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Here Jenny Clark MBE, founder of the Sussex Bat Hospital and dedicated bat conservationist and wildlife educator, shares her expertise and passion for her work in caring for grounded and injured bats. Jenny introduces us to some of her rescued bats - Noctule, Whiskered, Common Pipistrelle and Brown Long-Eared - and explains how she must first carry out an all-round health check on each one, including looking for and treating any injuries. When each bat is fit and well and has reached ideal weight, it must then pass the `flying test` - assessed for skills, stamina and attitude - before it can be successfully released back into the wild. This will be impossible for some bats - but they then become part of Jenny`s team of educators - giving members of the public the opportunity to encounter bats and to learn more about the importance of bat conservation. Jenny`s expert, gentle care for the bats is clear, as is her wealth of knowledge as she speaks about what we can all do to help protect and preserve our native bat species. http://www.bats.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Sam and his wife Roxy explain the reasons for deer stalking in woodland management.
Max Hibbert and his horse Freddie demonstrate how a traditional and ancient method of woodland management can be preferable to modern machinery. Combining both, past and present technologies, can give you the best of two worlds ...
For more info on the work that Max does, please visit https://www.britishhorseloggers.org
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John Martin explains the antics of this controversial ancient British sport.
Music by Dr Crow and the Forbidden Zone - https://drcrow.co.uk
Animation by Dennis Hlynsky https://vimeo.com/user491023
Aerial Camera by Chris Curtis - https://Blueskymediauk.com
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Artist Tribal Ali cooks popcorn with the blackbird that accidentally crashed against her newly polished windows, making sure nothing goes to waste.
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Tribal Ali undresses a magpie, shows how to preserve its plumage and displays amazing creations with birds' feathers.
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Being able to identify animal droppings can be vital when tracking animals in the wild. Naturalist John Rhyder shows us his scat collection, explaining how the size, shape, smell, location...
After his previous film showing the sort of damage the grey squirrel can do, Julian Evans describes the ways of controlling vermin. http://woodlands.co.uk