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Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.
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Australia

Description:

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Twitter:

@jones_ann

Language:

English

Contact:

614 02 8333 2587


Episodes

Australian Christmas a hodgepodge of traditions

12/14/2018
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In the lead up to Christmas, many Australians decorate their outdoor space AND bring a little bit of nature indoors. But many have not really considered why.

Duration:00:28:36

Floof with a sweet tooth

12/7/2018
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With a taste for the nectar of Australian flowers, the Western Pygmy Possum is the sweetest little thing you'll hear about today.

Duration:00:25:45

Pipis and prejudice

11/30/2018
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Tensions in the small town grow, and 'piss off pipi hunters' is written across a public toilet wall. And all the while, under the sand at the beach, a small clam opens up its gills and filters its phytoplankton dinner off the incoming tide. [Repeat]

Duration:00:28:36

Earworms from Planet Earth VII

11/23/2018
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Sounds from around Australia featuring the Peron’s Tree Frog, Cat Birds, Mystery birds and boobooks.

Duration:00:25:47

Penguins Little by name, but not by nature

11/16/2018
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Off Track explores the Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) colony on Bowen Island in NSW. [Repeat]

Duration:00:25:46

Hit the frog and toad

11/9/2018
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It was thought that cane toads couldn't survive, and certainly couldn't breed as far south as Sydney. That thought was spectacularly wrong. [repeat]

Duration:00:25:46

He's been through the desert

11/2/2018
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His business card says 'desert walker' and he's not afraid of death.

Duration:00:25:35

The bitter taste of the monarch butterfly

10/26/2018
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Native to North America, it was an extraordinary string of luck including a gold rush, cyclones, the rise of ornamental gardening that led to the naturalisation of the monarch butterfly in Australia.

Duration:00:25:39

The butterfly and its goldilocks ant

10/19/2018
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The survival of one of the rarest butterflies in the world is entirely reliant on a ant.

Duration:00:25:39

Earworms from Planet Earth VI

10/12/2018
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Can you hear the buzz of a bee? The trill of a whistler? Spring has arrived in Australia, and this is what it sounds like.

Duration:00:25:37

Born to be wild

10/8/2018
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After growing up in captivity, three young birds take their first free flight.

Duration:00:12:28

The northern hopping-mouse builds its own house

10/5/2018
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If Kevin McLeod did a series called Furry Mammal Grand Designs, the northern hopping mouse would have to be the star of the first episode.

Duration:00:25:39

Echidna indigestion and other eating tails

9/28/2018
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It’s a bat eat mouse, lizard eat possum, wallaby eat bird world out there. Animals are always eating weird stuff.

Duration:00:25:39

Earworms from planet earth V

9/21/2018
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The sounds of wild Australia recorded by the audience and identified by a panel of experts.

Duration:00:25:36

Dining with Killer Whales

9/14/2018
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The water turns red and smells of fish. It's the blood of the prey of a pod of Orcas. This episode of Off Track has been selected from the archives for your listening pleasure.

Duration:00:25:37

The women who were determined to walk

9/7/2018
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In the 1920s, wearing ankle length skirts and carrying heavy packs, the Melbourne Women's Walking Club set out to explore dense areas of Victoria's bushland

Duration:00:25:35

Yackandandah's angel of the bush

8/31/2018
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Glenda Elliott has spent her life caring for injured, sick and orphaned Australian wildlife and then once rehabilitated, releasing them back into the wild.

Duration:00:25:36

Into the Mallee

8/24/2018
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Award winning radio Producer Mike Ladd takes a drive into the Mallee to discover its magic.

Duration:00:25:39

Magical and misunderstood sea snakes

8/17/2018
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These curious coral reef inhabitants have evolved some remarkable adaptations to thrive in the underwater realm.

Duration:00:29:16

The spawning of reef conservation

8/10/2018
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One small public notice stating the intention to mine Ellison Reef was the seed from which the 'Save the Barrier Reef' campaign was spawned. To celebrate the Reef Diver project, we've brought this episode up form the depths of the Off Track archives.

Duration:00:25:37