Two and half new podcast episodes and congratulations to Jose Gabriel Martinez!
You may have missed 2.5 episodes of the podcast that I haven’t posted about. You can stream them here https://www.mammalwatching.com/podcast/ or download them on various podcast platforms.
In episode 25, we interviewed Tony Friend, legendary West Australian mammalogist. He talks about almost 40 years of work to save some of West Australia’s iconic and wonderfully-named mammals including species like the Chudditch, Woylie and Dibbler and the rediscovery in the mid 1990s of Gilbert’s Potoroo, a rabbit-sized kangaroo that was thought extinct for 100 years, that was hiding in plain sight. Here is the YouTube trailer.
And I just uploaded episode 26, which comes in two parts, and covers gear: Charles Hood and Fiona Reid chat with Charles Foley and me about the kit we use and share some packing hacks that can make life a little more comfortable on a trip ….. because any fool can be uncomfortable in the bush!
In that podcast we also mention that Charles Hood, Fiona Reid and I were at the Flagstaff Arboretum (Arizona) last month at THE mammalwatching social event of the summer. We celebrated Jose Gabriel Martinez Foneseca‘s marriage to Erin Westeen. And here’s a photo of the happy day. Almost certainly the only picture you will ever see of Jose in a suit!