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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

A heart full of wing beats

5/25/2018
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When nature documentaries show elephants at a waterhole, Peter Langdon goes crook at the telly. He wants them to zoom in on the bird sitting in the tree in background. This repeat program is carefully selected form teh Off Track archive for your listening pleasure]

Duration:00:25:31

Three geckos and three thousand cows

5/18/2018
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Scientists strap tiny bum-bags onto geckos in the middle of the night on an outback cattle station. They are tracking how cattle grazing impacts tiny lizards. PLUS BONUS #FieldWorkFail

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from a cockatoo tree

5/17/2018
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From a tiny sound recorder in a Victorian sheep paddock comes a startling array of sounds - some identifiable and some complete mysteries. Relax and let this earworm do its work.

Duration:00:29:55

Cockatoo wail, fledge or fail

5/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:31

A morning with the birds

5/5/2018
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For International Dawn Chorus Day, here's the sounds of an Australian autumn morning, crisp and bright.

Duration:00:11:45

Night shift in a darkened forest

5/4/2018
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Listen to birds and possums communicating about land grabs, politics and sex. To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, this program about a forest chorus is from the Off Track archive.

Duration:00:25:31

Hobart Airport lets sleeping echidnas lie

4/27/2018
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Despite all the noise of planes coming and going, the echidnas at Hobart airport are digging in to hibernate.

Duration:00:25:31

Things that go grunt in the night

4/20/2018
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If a koala bellows in a forest and a scientist isn’t there to record it, does the koala exist at all?

Duration:00:25:31

Intimate aliens

4/13/2018
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Robert Adlard says that parasites are intimate aliens, and that our dislike for them stems from their ability to surprise us with their closeness. They are intimate aliens.

Duration:00:25:31

Penguins impossible to hate

4/6/2018
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The tiniest of Australia's penguins were once victorious over development at Phillip Island in Victoria.

Duration:00:25:31

Flora fatale, the plants with a thirst for blood

3/30/2018
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With an aggressive mass-murder-then-compost strategy, these tiny plants are the most heinous of herbs.

Duration:00:25:31

The devil and the monster cray

3/23/2018
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The worlds biggest freshwater cray click clacks across rocks, a devil spends a night in the clink and scientists scramble to save the Tarkine.

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from planet earth II

3/16/2018
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What does your world sound like? We asked, and you sent us earworms from planet earth. Close your eyes and take a trip.

Duration:00:25:31

Jack Absalom: a renaissance bush-man

3/9/2018
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From parrot poacher to bush-craft expert on the national stage, Jack Absalom was a real-life Crocodile Dundee before Crocodile Dundee was a twinkle in a film producer’s eye.

Duration:00:25:31

Go outside and play

3/2/2018
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What do the first female mayor in Australia and a glamorous ballerina with a diplomat husband and a Russian pseudonym have in common? They established marvellous playgrounds.

Duration:00:25:31

Australia's extraordinary rainforest woods

2/23/2018
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Morris Lake says we have a lot to thank gymnosperms for. This repeat is appearing in your feed because after ABC Wild Oz, Ann needs a little break.

Duration:00:25:31

Eight legged wonder of the world

2/16/2018
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Spiders can be beautiful, timid, fluffy and even give up their lives for the sake of their children.

Duration:00:25:31

The life below the Brisbane River

2/13/2018
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You can't see through the murky water of the Brisbane River, but when you have an underwater microphone you can listen to the life below.

Duration:00:06:20

How to evolve your dragon

2/9/2018
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A water dragon with dappled markings like shadows through leaves tilts her head and waves her arm. It’s not a friendly wave. It’s the water dragon equivalent of the middle finger.

Duration:00:25:32

Flying teddy bear found in Brisbane forest

2/6/2018
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The greater glider is listed as vulnerable in Australia and it moves through the tree tops eating eucalyptus leaves without a sound.

Duration:00:04:40

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