Exploring the winter wildlife of Steart Marshes in Somerset with naturalist Ben Hoare

In the first episode of our new Plodcast series: Voices of the Countryside, we meet author and naturalist Ben Hoare to capture the atmosphere created by waders and wildfowl on the WWT's marvellous Steart Marshes reservve

Steart Marshes, Somerset – Countryfile podcast Plodcast
Published: January 24th, 2022 at 4:49 pm

In the first episode of the new season, Voices of the Countryside, plodcast host Fergus heads to the wild marshes of WWT Steart on the Somerset coast with author and naturalist Ben Hoare.


The two old friends recount the joys of walking in nature and have a surprise encounter with one of Britain's great wildlife spectacles – a swarming flock of small wading birds called dunlin.

With a backdrop of curlew and lapwing song, this is a podcast to transport you into the wild. For more on Ben's new book, visit here


Listen to the latest episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Acast.


Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

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