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Wildlife recording and a friendly butterfly with Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer, Transforming the Trent Valley

Rachel Howfield Massey from Other Ways to Walk discovers some of the species found along the River Trent with Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer from Transforming the Trent Valley. They investigate riverside and woodland habitats, moving slowly and taking time to discover the details of their surroundings – and they are rewarded by a series of beautiful discoveries – and there’s the regular update about robin behaviour as summer turns to autumn. At the end of the podcast Rachel guides a mindful drawing exercise.

This episode was recorded at Branston Leas Nature Reserve on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border in The National Forest.

Red Admiral Butterfly

The Lost Words, Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris

Listen Hear is a podcast about creativity, nature, mindfulness and wellbeing by Rachel Howfield Massey from Other Ways to Walk. Six episodes are commissioned by the National Forest Company and include interviews with a range of experts and enthusiasts who live, work, or spend time in The National Forest. The five other episodes can be listened to here.