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HOME PLANET
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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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home.planet@bbc.co.uk
Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL
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Listen to 31 July 2007
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RICHARD DANIEL
Richard Daniel
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Tuesday 31 July 2007
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Panel

This week's guests:

Dr Carolin Crawford

Graham Appleton

Derek Moore

TOPICS

Wasp Watch

Home Planet is asking listeners to keep an eye out for wasps as our resident entomologist Richard Jones believes this could be a bumper year for the yellow and black insects. The dry April allowed them to build their nests in ideal circumstances whereas the past few years have seen wet or cold springs. Peak wasp time is late August to early September but Richard asks people to start watching from now.

If you see unusually large numbers of wasps, or fewer than normal, please email and let us know, putting Wasp Watch as the subject of the email. It would be a great help if you could identify the species of wasp.

Useful links

Follow this link to the BBC Wildlife magazine's guide to wasp identification


Copper Strips and Moss

Useful links

British Bryological Society

Hidden Forest


Big Bang and Alien Life

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The Drake Equation

NASA Big Bang Site

Definition of the Strong and Weak Anthropic Principle


Large Numbers

Presentation on the size of the Universe

Entertaining site allowing conversion between non-standard units of measurement

Definition of Infinity


The Sun and Warm Weather

Introduction to the Sun and its effect on the Earth

Met Office historical weather data Link to study showing the Sun's output hasn't changed


Birds and Wet Weather

British Trust for Ornithology

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


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