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Tuesday 15:00-15:30
Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listener's questions and concerns.
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Tuesday 25 January 2005
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Panel

Dr Madeleine Havard
Chief Executive, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Professor Graham Underwood
University of Essex

Professor Philip Stott
Bio-geographer, University of London

TOPICS

Great crested newts
Do great crested newts migrate?
BBC Science & Nature
Wildlife Trusts

The Severn Estuary
Why does it have such a huge tidal range?
Severn Estuary Partnership
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Influences on tidal range
(NB: despite some sites claiming otherwise, the Severn Estuary actually has the third largest tidal range. The second is the Bay of Mont St Michel in Brittanny. The largest, and perhaps most impressive, is the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia)

Temperature of Windermere
Freshwater Biological Association

Seals
What do we know about their numbers around the UK?
Marine Conservation Society
The Grey Seal
The Harbour Seal

Fireflies
Why have they declined in New England?
Professor Stott explained that the likely reason for the decline in New England is the loss of open fields and meadows (which fireflies favour) to woodland.
Introduction to fireflies
University of Bristol
Bioluminescence info
Bioluminescence info
Bioluminescence info

Moths
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
UK Moths

Advice on how to prevent moths from eating your clothes:
Camphor deters moths, as does lavender oil, rosemary and cloves or thyme or even orange peel sprinkled over the clothes. Always clean clothes before storing them and re-treat them every six months. Discourage moths by having woollens cleaned before storing, wrap in plastic bags, add some cloves or dried orange peel and seal. Line clothes cupboards and drawers with sheets of white damp-proof paper which can be bought in most wallpaper shops. Moths thrive in damp conditions and this will keep clothes damp free. Remove moth larvae on your clothes by running them through the dryer on the highest heat. Further advice from Good Housekeeping

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