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Podcast Episode 6: The Dung Beetles

Our sixth episode is dedicated to some of the world’s most wonderful ecosystem engineers: dung beetles. As well as being funky little insects they punch well above their weight in the ecosystem services they provide. I join scarab fanatics Darren & Ceri Mann as they delve in to some Knepp dung, and chat to Rob Howe, a livestock vet who is working with farmers to promote healthy on-farm ecology through the power of dung beetles.

Limarus zenkeri disappearing in to deer dung by BritishScarabs CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

To keep up to date with dung beetle news check out the British Scarabs website

On Twitter you might enjoy following these guys:

Rob Howe @vet_rob

British Scarabs @BScarabs

Darren Mann @BlattaMann

Ceri Mann @Ceri_Watkins

This podcast wouldn’t have been possible without the support of some very talented people so many thanks go to: Lia Brazier for the beautiful artwork, Mat Davidson for the wonderful music and the fantastic Ian Bunn for his patient editing skills.

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Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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