P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/28    1/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week SATURDAY RADIO 4: 4.15pm BEASTS OF THE EARTH The first of three programmes about man and animals compiled by Sue Limb with readings by Roy Kinnear RADIO 4: 5.00pm THE LIVING WORLD An investigation into the packs of stray domestic dogs, adapted to the wild, which hunt like wolves in the Italian countryside.  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/43    2/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week SUNDAY RADIO 4z 4.30pm THE NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMME Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway join in a battle for badgers in Sussex (broadcast last Thursday) BBC1: 5.40pm THE LIVING ISLES Julian Pettifer takes a look at the natural history of heaths and moorlands - the most ancient landscapes ma—e by man  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/17    3/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week SUNDAY BBC2x 8.05pm THE NATURAL WORLD Among the Wild Chimpanzees Jane Goodal began a study of chimpanzees in 1960 - her work still continues and it givfs a remarkable portrait of the animal most like man BBC1: 11.40pm YOU CAN'T SEE THE WOOD 4:Hearts of Oak Indsstry is often blamed for the loss of much of our woodland - David Bellamy questions whether this is true  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:20/02    4/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week TUESDAY RADIO 4: 11.33am THE LIVING WORLD A close inspection of the Chilgrove Valley revdals plants which help to tell the story of the evolving Sussex countryside BBC1: 4.30pm THE REALLY WILD SHOg Tdrry goes —iving to count the succDrs on an octopus in an attempt to answer more wildlife questions from juniors BBC1: 7.00pm HOLIDAY 86 Sud Carpenter reports on a weekend bird-watching holiday in Yorkshire More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:20/05    5/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week EDNESDAY  BBC2: 12.10pm YOU CAN'T SEE THE WOOD 5: The Foresters David Bellamy examines the natures and uses of trees THURSDAY RADIO 4: 9.05am THE NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMME Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway report on the remarkable Bioresources project which has revealed a leaf that cures snake bites and an instant anaesthetic. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/00    6/15        programmes on BBC tv   and ra—io this week THURSDAY BBC28 12.45pm B LLAMY'S NEG WORLD 5:Oklahoma OK! A series of eight films exploring America and its botanical history BBC2: 6.50pm DISCOVERING ANIMALS Tony Soper finds that watching and trqhng to understand foxes, rabbits and hares is a vdry perplexing business BBC2: 7.15pm FAR FROM PARADISE John Seymour reports from around the world on problems of soil erosion and the spread of areas of desert MorA
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/00    7/15        programmes on BBC tv   and radio this week FRIDAY RADIO4: 11.20am CONSERVATION - NOG Wildlife Hospital A Schools programme for 9 to RADIO48 11 48am NATAB@L SELECTION Stoddart Down Under Mike Stoddart introduces the Cassowary - Australia's most dangerous bird BBC28 5.30pm AN ELEPHANT CALLED SLOWLY The first in a season of animal films ore
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/42   8/15      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit Jerdon's Courser (a ground-dwelling bird, roughly the shape and size of our Lapwing) has been rediscovered in Andhra Pradesh, India, after an absence of 86 years. A single bird was located on January 17, 1986 in an area of scrub jungle in Cuddaph District. The species was first described by Dr.T.C. Jerdon in about 1848, and sp to 1900 it was only seen by a few peopleN Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/03   9/13      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit A Southampton man was fined £500 by Lymington magistrates after pleading guilty to three charges concerning the taking, destruction and possession of wild birds eggs. The man was caught with a selection of eggs by an officer of the Nature Conservancy Council and Rangers from the Hampshire County Council. The court heard that, when approached by thf NCC officer, the man ran off and destroyed the eggs; however, fragments were later identified as belonging to wild birds More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/01   10/15      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit Environment Minister William Waldegrave has announced the designation of a Welsh island as a Special Protection Area for Birds. Grassholm, off the extreme western tip of Wales, is home to more than 28,000 pairs of Gannets, making this the largest colony of its type in England and Wales and one of the four largest in the world. The island is owned by the RSPB, which manages it as a nature reserve. More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:04/10   11/15        country diary The five British species of wrasse are common fishers of rocky coastlines; all are brightly coloured and mostly small (although the Ballan Wrasse can grow up to 30cm long). The Corkwing Wrasse is red, green or yellow patterned with a distinguishing black spot close to the tail. The male Corkwing builds and defends a nest, wedged in a sheltered crevice, in which the female lays her eggs  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:05/10   12/15        country diary Butcher's Broom is a strange plant in that it has no true leaves, but instead has leaf-like flattened stems called cladodes. The tiny green-white flowers appear on the cladodes from January to April, and after pollination produce large, red, seed-bearing berries. The edges of the cladodes are sharp, and in days gone by bundles of the plant wepe sold to butchers for cleaning and sweeping their blocks.  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:18/53   13/15        country diary The Spring Usher is, as its name implies, one of the first moths to appear in Spring. It is an inhabitant of oak woodland and flies only if the temperature is above freezing. There are three forms; one is a uniform brown colour, and the other two have a cream background colour - one with thick, black bands, the other with thin, black etchings.  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/01   14/15        country diary The colder weather has brought a couple of new birds to our coasts: an Ivory Gull appeared in Cleveland and a White-billed Diver in County Devon. There are now 28 Waxwings at  and an Arctic Redpoll was seen in Norfolk on January 26. Red-breasted Geese are now present on Mersea Island, Essex, and at Pagham Harbour; the Laughing Gull remains at Newcastle, the Cattle Egret has not yet left Yeovil; and there is still a Serin in Cleveland.  More
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 7 Feb 19:20/10   15/15        country diary Information this week was compiled with help from the International Council for Bird Preservation, Nature Conservancy Council, D.O.E , Dr.P.J. Hayward, Joan Ttbbs, Paul Waring and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. More news from the world of wildlife can be found in BBC WILDLIFE Magazine. February's issue features an article on the making of THE LIVING ISLES television series and there are details of how you can enter the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. On sale now at newsagents, price £1.10N  More