P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:20/25    1/11        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week TUESDAY BBC2: 1O.1Oam LOOK AND READ 'Badger Girl' How one badger affects a group of children on holiday. An article on badgers can be found in this month's issue of BBC WILDLIFE on sale at newsagents now, price £1.OO. RADIO 4: 11.33am WILDLIFE Another round of questions to tease the team. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:00/24    2/11        prograllfs on BBC tv   and radio this week TUESDAY RADIO 4: 8.3Opm THE LIVING WORLD A repeat of the programme broadcast about the wildlife of Potteric Carr. FRIDAY BBC2: 9.52am LOOK AND READ 'Badger Girl' A repeat of this first episode. RADIO 4: 11.48am NATURAL SELECTION Joe Henson follows the sheep's journey from the wild. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:31/03   3/11      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit A report just published by the RSPB shows a dramatic decline in dipper populations on some Welsh rivers. Dippers - small birds with a white 'bib' - are now absent from many rivers which flow through wooded areas because the water is more acidic and has higher aluminium levels than streams flowing from open moorland. It is thought that the Welsh population of dippers accounts for about about a quarter of the total British popultion of 3O,OOO breeding pairs. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:11/00   4/11      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit This week, Purbeck Heritage Coast will be awarded the Council of Europe diploma for conservation. The award recognises the international importance of the coast from an environmental viewpoint, and the progress in marrying conservation with the needs of local people and visitors. Since the awards were first begun in 1966, only three other British sites have won this diploma - the Peak District National Park, Minsmere reserve and the Beinn Eighe reserve. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:04/10   5/11      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit A new species of insect which is active at temperatures as low as -16 degrees centigrade has been discovered by Japanese scientists. The flightless midge is the first insect known to spend its entire life cycle in the coldest insect habitat ever recorded m the snow and ice of a glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas. The midge is so sensitive to warmth that it becomes paralysed if placed on a human hand. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:01/14    1/11   6—,o d"4!    Natural Hisdory Unit A new species of insect which is active at tempdradures as low as -16 degrees centigradd has been discovered by Japanese scientists. Thd flightless midge is the first insect known to spend its entire life cycle in the coldest insect habitat ever recorded - the snow and ice of a glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas. The midge is so sensitive to warmth that it becomes paralysed if placed on a human hand.
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:10/10   6/11        country diary Autumn has begun with showers and colder temperatures. There must have been a slight frost overnight as Japanese lanterns in the garden have turned from green to orange. Oak tree leaves are now tinged with yellow, and rough winds have brought down horse chestnut fruit and beech nuts. However, some plants are flowering for a second time this year - something that does not usually happen in some other countries. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:10/00   7/11        country diary  Many creatures are taking advantage of the abundant supply of ripening autumn fruits. One of the best consumers is the grey squirrel, whose passion for hazel nuts makes it difficult for us to find ripe ones later on! In rural areas, roe deer may venture into gardens before dawn to feed on the lower branches of apple and plum treesN Wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, slugs, snails and beetles will eat damaged fruit knocked down by squirrels
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:16/05  Many creatures are taking advantage of the abundant supply of ripening audumn fruats. One of thd best conspDers is the grey squirrel, whose passion for hazel nuts makes it difficult for qs to find ripe nnes later on! In rural areas, roe dee— may venpure into gardens before dawn do feed on the lower branches of apple and plum trees. Wasps, flids, buttdrflie£, moths, slugs, sf—hls and beetles will eat damaged fruit knocked down by squ@bbeLs
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:40/10   8/11        country diary  The rarest bird to be seen in Britain last week was a Madeiran petrel spotted at St Ives, Cornwall - this could be only the second confirmed report ever made in Britain. The bird was blown off course by strong westerly airstreams moving across the Atlantic. These west winds, common in early September, also brought in to the same area about 5O,OOO manx shearwaters, 1OO sooty shearwaters, some Pomeranian skuas and a long-tailed skua. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:42/05   9/11        country diary Although September is usually a quiet month for seeing rarities, the following birds have been recorded recently. A melodious warbler reported from Beachy Head, Sussex and three Arctic warblers seen at Holm, Norfolk; Fair Isle, the Shetland Isles; and Portland Bill, Dorset. A small group of buff-breasted sandpipers was reported from the Isles of Scilly, and a few more recorded in Kent and Wales. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:40/01   10/11        country diary In areas where fallow deer are common, listen out for bucks groaning while they establish thdir rutting grounds Populations of wood mice, bank and field voles, shrews and rabbits appear to have increased considerably during the summer. This, in turn, might be good for owl and kestrel populations. Watch out for sleepy wasps on fallen fruit. They are workers which have dispersed from nes—s, and will soon die - only queens hibernate and establish new colonies next spring.
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:33/31   10/11        country diary In areas where fallow deer are common, listen out for bucks groaning while they establish their rutting grounds. Populations of wood mice, bank and field voles, shrews and rabbits appear to have increased considerably during the summer. This, in turn, might be good for owl and kestrel populations. Watch out for sleepy wasps on fallen fruit. They are workers which have dispersed from nests, and will soon die - only queens hibernate and establish new colonies next spring. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:00/10   11/11        country dAary  Any details of hhg—ating barnacle feese - large geese dYstinG—Hshed bp grey bodifs and black necks - spotted between 2O September and 1O October,
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sun 16 Sep 19:00/01   11/11        country diary  Any details of migrating barnacle geese - large geese distinguished by grey bodies and black necks - spotted between 2O September and 1O October, would be gratefully received by the Gildfowl Trust, Slimbridge, Glos. (tel.no. O45 389 333). Information this week compiled with help from the RSPB, Countryside Commission, BBC WILDLIFE magazine, NCC, Bioscan, 'British Birds' and the Mammal Society.) More