Episode 6

Saving Species, Series 2 Episode 6 of 30

6/30 Jennifer Owen has published a book about her life long study of the wildlife she has observed in her ordinary garden. Owen hasn't described hundreds; she has described thousands of species that live in a complex web of ecological relationships within her garden walls. Sarah Pitt meets Jennifer and kick starts a mini series of "Citizen Conservation" within Saving Species. We'll also be asking the Royal Horticultural Society about a new study they are embarking on to determine how important native plants are for native animal life in the ground layers the pollinators.

Brett Westwood has been out and about with Matthew Oates in search of the Wood White Butterfly. The Wood White is one of Britain's rarest butterflies and so far seems to have enjoyed the sunny spring.

And Patrick Evans reads his last report about the wildlife living in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl - Today we hear about his encounter with wolves and why they are thriving.

Presenter: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Sheena Duncan
Editor: Julian Hector.

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Thu 2 Jun 2011 21:00

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