The podcast I recorded with in situ Science is available here.
I really enjoy listening to podcasts and so I was very happy when Dr James O’Hanlon invited me to make a recording for one of my favourites: in situ Science. We chat as we walk though Lane Cove National Park, searching for the population of flying duck orchids I had seen there some years earlier (we didn’t find them but my photo from 2006 is below). It was a fun morning walk and there’s a lot of laughing. We talked about being scientists, distance education, as well as my children’s book My Little World and research on plant silicon with a few conversational detours when we were distracted by plants and animals spotted along the way!
The in situ Science podcast is also available through iTunes and pod bean. I recommend subscribing to be a-fly-on-the-wall for fascinating and accessible conversations with scientists who are also rather nice humans.
To me our walk was a little homage to some other podcasts I really like: the topic was a little like In Defense of Plants, the style a bit similar to The Field Guides, and because the amount of laughter was en par with (political and arty) Chat10Looks3, I’ve provided show notes:
- I misquote Attenborough from his fabulous autobiography Life on Air
- It wasn’t a superb fairy wren, it was a variegated one!
- In the background you can hear bell miners and sulphur-crested cockatoos
- More about trigger plants
- The ‘Matt’ referred to is this one
- Dr Anne Gaskett (Cryptostylis, sexually deceptive orchids)
- High nutrients in Sydney Sandstone
- Podcast with James Baxter
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