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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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Location:

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

The strange case of the peppered tree frog

1/19/2018
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Jodi Rowley is a frog detective from the Australian Museum and she’s sewing together a patchwork of clues to try to find the peppered tree frog in the New England Tablelands. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs from the RN archives, and this one first aired in November, 2016}

Duration: 00:28:21


Looking forward, looking back

1/12/2018
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Fly-in to a place where the earth's ancient geological past and the most cutting-edge computing technology collide. A place where taking a picture of the dawn of time is almost a reality. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in April, 2017}

Duration: 00:28:21


The rodent and the walking stick

1/5/2018
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The fates of the black rat and the phasmid are as intertwined as the air roots of a banyan tree. The survival of one is linked to the extermination of the other, and the battle is on. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in June, 2017}

Duration: 00:28:21


Live long, little lizard

12/29/2017
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After 35 years, some of the same sleepy lizards are still alive, still with the same lizard partner. Now, they will have a new scientist. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in April, 2017}

Duration: 00:28:21


The improbable tale of the outback fish

12/22/2017
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How does a fish the size of a toothbrush head, with bright red fins and big blue eyes, end up living in a puddle of water in the middle of the Australian outback? This story is about one of the rarest fish species in the world, and it's simply epic. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in May, 2017}

Duration: 00:28:21


Australian Magpie wins and sings

12/11/2017
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The public have spoken, and the Magpie is the winner of the Bird of the Year for 2017. So let's hear from the magpies themselves.

Duration: 00:09:35


The colourful life of the Australian Magpie [Repeat]

12/10/2017
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Plucked direct from the Off Track archives so that you can better understand 2017's bird of the year: the magpie.

Duration: 00:28:21


Nature Snack - a pied butcherbird practices its song.

12/9/2017
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The sweet singing butcherbird has inspired symphonies, such is the clarity of its tone.

Duration: 00:07:43


Earworms from planet earth

11/10/2017
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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: 00:28:21


Tasmania is the roadkill capital of the world

11/3/2017
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Possum, tawny frogmouth, platypus, turtle, quoll, endangered devil and raven. No animal is immune to death on Tasmanian roads where 32 animals die every hour. This episode of Off Track has been selected from the archives.

Duration: 00:28:21


Hit the frog and toad

10/27/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:28:21


Gardening for the Dead

10/20/2017
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Does the decomposition of our loved ones make the soil unsuitable for some plants? And why do grave sites sink? This program has been drawn from the Off Track archives.

Duration: 00:28:21


The princely snow leopard and its poo

10/13/2017
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Preserving species that are both rare and elusive has led this Australian whale specialist to the Himalayas to search for big cat poo.

Duration: 00:28:21


Sniffer spaniels get the doggone weeds

10/6/2017
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A daisy which flowers in bursts of yellow and orange is threatening Australia's environment and agriculture. Luckily two spaniels stand in its way.

Duration: 00:28:21


Ghost claws on a unicorn

9/29/2017
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From the murky waters of the Murray River emerges a rare monster with an underbelly of red berries and claws of ghostly white.

Duration: 00:28:21


Snooping on the sounds next door

9/22/2017
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Pobblebonks outside a prison, cockies screaming bloody murder, a new holland honeyeater and a mystery frog. These sounds have been submitted from people all around the world - listen to what's happening in their backyard.

Duration: 00:09:14


Evolution of sound

9/15/2017
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These frogs are all closely related in the evolutionary sense, but they sound completely different. Can you hear evolution? Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts very soon.

Duration: 00:11:12


When frog calls become frog music

9/8/2017
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When calling in a group, frogs share both frequencies and time. The result is frog music. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in two weeks.

Duration: 00:06:20


Listen to giant frogs that go bonk

9/1/2017
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The inland pobblebonk is a beefy frog with a beefy song. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in three weeks.

Duration: 00:09:16


Do frogs have accents?

8/25/2017
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It's actually a legitimate scientific question. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in five weeks.

Duration: 00:02:15

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