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Off Track

ABC (Australia)

Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.

Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.
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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.

Twitter:

@joelwerner

Language:

English

Contact:

ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Cockatoo wail, fledge or fail

1/4/2019
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The wailing calls of the red-tailed black cockatoos that live in Australia's South East are being used to help change the future for the failing species.[Repeat]

Duration:00:25:46

Flora fatale, the plants with a thirst for blood

12/28/2018
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With an aggressive mass-murder-then-compost strategy, these tiny plants are the most heinous of herbs.[Repeat]

Duration:00:25:45

Magical and misunderstood sea snakes

12/21/2018
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These curious coral reef inhabitants have evolved some remarkable adaptations to thrive in the underwater realm. [Repeat]

Duration:00:25:45

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