Friday Documentary 2

Today I began writing a post which turned out to need a lot more research than I originally planned, and to need a lot of re-wording so it does not sound too boring, so, instead of a Friday post, I am going to link to another awesome documentary.

This one is David Attenboroughs First Life, and it is a bit of an update on Life on Earth, which is the series I am working through for these posts.   It is well worth watching, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (I have watched most of these documentaries at least 5 or 6 times, as each time I notice something I did not see last time I watched it)

One final thought before I link the video.  When I was getting these DVDs, I noticed that an entire DVD set of say, Life on Earth, costs about the same as a movie. Now, maybe I am strange, but I think that a documentary series is far better value than a single movie.  I usually get my DVDs from the Amazon BBC site, so maybe prices are different elsewhere, but for me, they are great value.

Friday Documentary!

It is taking a bit longer than I thought to source material for my next post, so, here is a documentary I have been watching these past few days.  It goes some way to explain the reasons why I do the subject I do (Environmental Biology).  For me, it is all about finding the connections between organisms in an ecosystem, and the presenter of this documentary shares my enthusiasm for these links between animals and plants.

The documentary is Secrets of our living planet, from the BBC, presented by Chris Packham, and I have chosen Episode 3, on the seasonal northern forests.  This is the climate zone I am most familiar with, although this documentary focuses on North American forests, the forests are not so different from the ones in the region I live in (Northern Europe), although North America has far cooler wildlife, and WAY bigger forests!

If you have an hour to spare, grab a cup of tea/coffee, and sit down and watch this, if you like David Attenborough documentaries, you will like this, it is a bit more in depth than Attenborough, and is really fascinating, especially if you have never looked at these connections before.

I have also put a short second video up because, well, it is awesome, and even though it looks really insane, I would love to be able to do this! Having said that, I would need some serious breathing exercises before attempting it I think, even if I knew what I was doing!  It is Jeb Corliss base-jumping/gliding, and I want one of those squirrel suits!

Normal posting will resume on Monday!