This winter, Berkeley launches a new episode of its Kent-based podcast series 'Bringing Nature Home', focusing on birdwatching. The release comes as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) launches its annual Big Schools' Birdwatch 2021, a national challenge as part of which children are invited to count the number of birds they see locally between 6th January and 21st February. Over the last year, as we've spent more time closer to home, birdwatching has gained popularity, according to the charity .
The new episode, now live on the Berkeley website, is hosted by the Kent Wildlife Trust ecologist Marie Dipple. Marie explains how to spot different types of birds by their flying pattern, habitat and song, focusing on the species that can be found in and around Berkeley's developments, in particular Holborough Lakes, where tawny owls, mute swans and Eurasian coots can be found. The podcast will also offer some guidance on what can be done to help the birds who remain in the UK during the cold season.
'Bringing Nature Home' is a series of episodes created by Berkeley in partnership with a range of experts on the natural world. The podcast offers a host of ideas, tips and handy guides on how to make the most of Kent's ecology, as well as advice on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle in tune with nature.
The previous episode, released in November, focused on foraging and preserving food, delivered in partnership with sustainable farmer, slow food chef and influencer, Julius Roberts of Tell Tale Food. The next instalment of the podcast, due out in spring, will be dedicated to exploring Kent's biodiversity, focusing on some of the rare species that can be found in the Garden of England's more urban environments.
Mary O'Sullivan, sales and marketing director at Berkeley Eastern Counties, comments: "Following the success of the first two episodes of 'Bringing Nature Home', we're excited to release the next in the series of our podcasts just in time for the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch. As more and more people discover a new appreciation for the great outdoors, and birdwatching firmly establishes itself among the nation's favourite pastimes, we're pleased to be working with partners like the Kent Wildlife Trust to educate and help our listeners to engage with local wildlife in a more meaningful way."
The third Bringing Nature Home episode is now live and free to download. Find out more and listen by visiting www.berkeleygroup.co.uk.