Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the baobab or upside-down tree. Read more
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the baobab or upside-down tree.
Brett Westwood steps into the world of a creature charged with the lore of the night.
Swift flies the skimming swallow: Brett Westwood on a much-loved seasonal-indicator bird.
Brett Westwood follows gulls away from the sea to landfill sites where birdwatchers gather
Brett Westwood explores how the venerable, ancient turtle has influenced human culture.
Brett Westwood meets a rhinoceros nose to nose and is blown away by the experience.
Beavers are back, but Brett Westwood asks if they can recover their place in our culture.
Brett Westwood admires how the impossibility of the giraffe has captured hearts worldwide.
Brett Westwood stalks the leopard... and finds him on Exmoor.
Brett Westwood learns that there is more to reindeer than Rudolph.
A journey into dangerous waters to explore our relationship with the fearsome pike.
A look at the cultural influence of the willow, via Shakespeare and Joan Armatrading.
Brett Westwood delves into the delightful sphere of the dung beetle.
Brett Westwood looks at the history of a bird which has become a byword for male beauty.
The beguiling and mysterious otter leads Brett Westwood on a merry spraint hunt.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the 'unicorn of the sea', the narwhal.
Brett Westwood goes in search of our only venomous snake, the adder.
Brett Westwood on the Komodo dragon - myth, monster and reality!
Dogs have changed us and we've changed them. Brett Westwood visits Battersea to meet some.
Orchids and a world filled with beauty, femme fatales, ghosts, sex and deception.
Penguins, from engaging funny figures to sentinels of change.
Series celebrating the infinite variety of the natural world and its depiction in culture.
Sloths are wildly popular but that may tell us more about ourselves than about the animal.
About a bee: which has had a profound impact on human culture and society across history.
How did we get from the red junglefowl in Asia to the chicken now eaten in its millions?
The poppy and its symbolism
Once regarded as magical and mysterious; our obsession with ferns is longstanding
One of our oldest companions, the pigeon inspires both love and loathing.
One of the weirdest –looking creatures on earth has both mesmerised and terrified us.