Nature

Awesome Nature and Conservation Podcast Episodes


Nature and wildlife lovers, to save you time searching for cool nature content to read and listen to, I’m putting together a selection of nature and conservation podcast episodes I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you find them as fascinating and eye-opening as me.

Let me know in the comments or send me a tweet – I’d love to know which ones you’ve really enjoyed.

I will be adding more links as time goes on, so do keep coming back!

PODCASTS

The All Creatures Podcast.

There are over 250 episodes to choose from, on every animal imaginable, here are just a few to get you started!

I’ve added links but you should also be able to find the episodes on Apple iTunes, Player FM and Stitcher, to name a few.

Hm, Hummingbirds

It’s not a Whale, it’s a Whale Shark

Revere, not Fear, the Great White Shark

The Creepier the Better with Mallory Lindsay (wildlife educator and science communicator)

Jaw-dropping Jaguars


Nature Guys Podcast

Wolves of Yellowstone

Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

The Big New Five Podcast.

Interview with Dr Okwir Ricky Okello, field veterinarian for Gorilla Doctors (Uganda, Rwanda and DRC)

Inquiring Minds Podcast.

How Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Sharks: The ocean’s most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most misunderstood guardians. Interview with William McKeever, author and filmmaker.


ARTICLES

Conservation

“We need a wilder world with wolves and sharks”

Marine biologist Enric Sala explains that predators are key to the functioning of the ecosystems that provide so many services to humans https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-05-11/we-need-a-wilder-world-with-wolves-and-sharks.html

phrasal verb exercises

Phrasal Verbs with UP

English Level: B2 / C1

Exercise 1

Complete the sentences using one of these phrasal verbs in the correct form.

bottle up, budge up, chase up, curl up, fog up

1. The two cats were __________ together on the sofa.

2. I want to sit down. __________ !

3. There are quite a few invoices that haven’t been paid yet. I need you to __________ them __________ for me.

4. It’s not a good idea to __________ your feelings. Try talking to close friends or using a journal to express how you feel.

5. On very cold days your glasses and car windscreen can __________ .

Exercise 2

Complete the sentences using one of these phrasal verbs in the correct form.

loosen up, muster up, pull up, scoop up, set up

1. A car has just __________ outside. I think it’s your aunt.

2. Can you phone the client and see if you can __________ a meeting for Monday morning?

3. José is a bit scared of horses but he finally __________ the courage to go horse riding.

4. Once the kids had gone to bed Sonia quickly __________ the toys they’d left on the floor.

5. Stanley is so serious sometimes. I wish he would __________ a bit.


Answers

Exercise 1.

1. curled up 2. budge up (informal) 3. chase up 4. bottle up 5. fog up

Exercise 2.

1. pulled up 2. set up 3. mustered up 4. scooped up 5. loosen up

Nature Vocabulary and Idioms Worksheets

Beautiful Bees

Fascinating Sharks

Gentle Giraffes

Splendid Sloths

Speaking Skills: Conversation Questions

Animals and Nature

Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Football / Soccer

The Weather

Food, Cooking and Eating Out

Social Media

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