Trees A Crowd

By David Oakes

Ever wondered what happens when you fill a cello with bees? Or how robins have successfully colonised the outer-reaches of our universe? Or why the world is destined to be populated purely by female turtles? This podcast celebrates nature and the stories of those who care deeply for it. Join artist, actor and Woodland Trust & Wildlife Trusts ambassador David Oakes, for a series of informal, relaxed conversations with artists, scientists, creatives and environmentalists as they celebrate the beauty of the natural world and how it inspires us as human beings. All episodes available at: https://www.treesacrowd.fm/ Weekly episodes available early AND bonus content made free to forage by "Subscribtion Squirrels" on our Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  1. 1.
    The Cherries: Drupes adored by birds; blossom revered by Kamikaze suicide pilots
    19:25
  2. 2.
    Blackthorn: Burgeoning with Booze, Black Magic and Butcher Birds
    11:32
  3. 3.
    Richard Nairn: One man & his 'meitheal' replanting the ancient Wild Woods of Ireland
    46:21
  4. 4.
    White & Grey Poplars: Twelve labours of Heracles, vs. Two non-native Poplars
    9:18
  5. 5.
    Aspen: The tremulous beauty & ‘beaver-bonds’ of our immortal Quaking Poplar
    11:47
  6. 6.
    Black Poplar: Devil’s fingers & flame-breathing horses heralding the fall of a giant
    11:14
  7. 7.
    The Willows: Highly immoral, incestuous, SEX-obsessed, b*stards!
    15:21
  8. 8.
    Spindle: Linnaeus' favourite charcoal with splashes of Indian celebration
    7:17
  1. 9.
    Box: The music, art and sensory secrets hidden within Queen Anne’s box
    8:16
  2. 10.
    Scots Pine: Wolves, woodants and the wonder of our keystone species
    8:08
  3. 11.
    Juniper: A gin-fuelled journey to Oregon, via Holland and Georgian London
    8:43
  4. 12.
    Yew: From Agincourt to cancer-cure, the ancient tree of life and death
    8:04
  5. 13.
    Oakes on Oaks: Introducing our 56(ish) Trees
    3:12
  6. 14.
    Dr George McGavin (Part Two): Putting the “Ooo!” into Zooology with evil cats and spider penises!
    37:15
  7. 15.
    Dr George McGavin (Part One): A World of Colour! The vertebrate in an invertebrate world!
    53:35
  8. 16.
    Doug Allan: A witness beneath the waves on World Manta Day
    1:18:30
  9. 17.
    (More) Mark Carwardine: On the realities of anti-poaching patrols & his conservation heroes
    36:37
  10. 18.
    Georgina Lamb: A Lamb leading lions, elephants, pangolins, snow leopards, rhinos and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
    50:20
  11. 19.
    Will Travers OBE: Born free and committed to compassionate conservation
    35:17
  12. 20.
    World Oyster Day: Prof. Rowan Lockwood & Dr Bryce Stewart “shell-ebrate” the mighty mollusc!
    37:49
  13. 21.
    Prof. Kate Jones (Part Two): Bats - mixing your margaritas since 55,000,000 BC
    37:08
  14. 22.
    Prof. Kate Jones (Part One): What do you get if you cross David Attenborough with Harrison Ford?
    43:39
  15. 23.
    Dr William C. Tweed: Whale < Bear < Human < Squirrel
    8:57
  16. 24.
    Dr William C. Tweed: The secret histories of John Muir’s Giant Redwoods
    1:03:21
  17. 25.
    Serena Manteghi: Ophelia and Shakespeare's floral secrets
    27:22
  18. 26.
    Rosalind Forbes Adam: The field of dreams at the Woodmeadow Trust
    35:31
  19. 27.
    Jennie Martin: Foraging, fungi and forest bathing in lockdown
    31:30
  20. 28.
    Life on Langholm Moor: Wild justice and community spirit seeking the raptors’ return
    43:30
  21. 29.
    Dara McAnulty: The young naturalist providing new perspectives on old problems
    47:46
  22. 30.
    Éanna Ní Lamhna (Part 2): The trees of Ireland and our snake-free run up to the sixth extinction
    33:17
  23. 31.
    Éanna Ní Lamhna (Part 1): The force of nature teaching teachers about the Emerald Isle
    35:59
  24. 32.
    Alastair Humphreys: Living adventurously, yet learning how to love home
    57:20
  25. 33.
    "Curlew" by Bella Hardy
    7:54
  26. 34.
    CURL-EW-PHORIA!
    49:35
  27. 35.
    Alastair Gunn: Roses, wildflowers and tending ‘to the manor’s thorn’
    25:52
  28. 36.
    Nick Cooke: Beneath the boughs with bluebells and brambles
    25:36
  29. 37.
    Nick Howard: Heritage, home and honing the Howard’s way
    31:06
  30. 38.
    Luci Ryan: A hidden battle against HS2 to preserve five ancient woodlands
    17:32
  31. 39.
    Dr Helen Pheby: Sculpture for sheep, and rhubarb trains; the place ‘Extraordinary’ can happen
    58:08
  32. 40.
    Edward Davey: Learning how to feed the planet in response to COVID-19
    17:21
  33. 41.
    Tim Pears: Foraging fables from the hedgerows of the West Country
    1:00:21
  34. 42.
    Rob Rose & Nat Stoppard: Food as a by-product of conservation at Rosewood Farm
    57:16
  35. 43.
    Ingrid Newkirk: One woman and ‘Animalkind’; the tale of PETA’s rabbits
    1:09:12
  36. 44.
    Dr Bryce Stewart: The man who writes his phone number on lobsters
    1:02:39
  37. 45.
    Dr Catherine Barlow: No puffins were harmed in the making of this golden eagle podcast
    56:39
  38. 46.
    Mark Carwardine: "Don’t ever french-kiss a Narwhal”... and other words of wisdom
    53:46
  39. 47.
    Joanna Lentini: Swimming with crocodiles to photograph her fears
    24:16
  40. 48.
    Victoria Bromley: Producing wildlife documentaries and inspiring the next generation
    48:43
  41. 49.
    Dr Richard Benwell: Carbon footprints and coots’ feet; the Greenman running in Wantage
    53:09
  42. 50.
    Dr Jo Elworthy: Living in Eden – how to leave the world better than you found it
    1:08:31

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