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.
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.