Delightful tales of red squirrels and house sparrows

Do red squirrels really make little boats to sail on? Discover strange tales in ancient books on British wildlife in Episode 10 the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast, Season 5

Red squirrel for episode 10 of season 5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Delightful tales of red squirrels, sparrows and classic British countryside in episode 10, season 5 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast – the Podcast

Do red squirrels make little boats to sail on? Nature writers of the 19th century thought so. In this episode, writer Caroline Greene explores some of the ideas and beliefs early nature writers had regarding our wildlife. Reading from a variety of amusing and bizarre sources, Caroline reveals the curious thinking of early observers of the natural world.

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