On New Year’s Eve 2021, Ellesmere and Sierra (Charles’s gifted children) sat down with my disappointing offspring – Patrick and Katy – to reflect on the highs and lows of growing up in a mammalwatching world.
Ellesmere reveals the real reason to visit the Louvre, and Patrick gives tips on how to stare down a Tassie Devil. Sierra has an overly-close encounter with leeches. And Katy makes a shocking confession about feeling “lucky” to have had a mammalwatching childhood! Words that I can guarantee are going to come back to haunt her on every trip in future.
And if that isn’t enough excitement for the middle of January, then why not try to identify a mysterious mammal call that Charles plays at the start of the episode. More than 99% of mammalwatchers won’t know the answer. You can comment here with your answer, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced during the next episode, featuring Vladimir Dinets, in about two weeks.
Listen to the podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts (search for “mammalwatching”, one word)