A Year In The Life Of Ants

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Enter the alien and dangerous world of Northumbrian wood ants. Peter France takes an extraordinary journey across the seasons.

Peter France takes you to the alien and dangerous world of Northumbrian wood ants.

Enter the alien and dangerous world of Northumbrian wood ants.

Peter France takes an extraordinary journey across the seasons.

Enter the alien and dangerous world of the Northumbrian wood ant.

Extraordinary natural history documentary.

First in a new five part series that charts a year in the life of two colonies of wood ants, with the different hazards posed by the changing seasons.

Presented by Peter France.

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It's springtime and the Northumbrian wood ants are hungry, but the tree fellers are coming

It's springtime and the Northumbrian wood ants are hungry, but the tree fellers are getting closer. Peter France investigates.

It's springtime and the Northumbrian wood ants are hungry, but the tree fellers are getting closer.

Peter France investigates.

It's Springtime and our ants are greedy for food, but the tree fellers are getting closer and closer to their nest.

Second in a new five part series charting a year in the life of two colonies of wood ants, with the different hazards posed by the changing seasons.

Presented by Peter France.

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Early summer sees the wood ants preparing to mate, but forest cyclists put their nest in danger. Peter France investigates.

Early summer sees the ants preparing to mate, but forest cyclists endanger their nest.

Early summer sees the wood ants preparing to mate, but forest cyclists put their nest in danger.

Peter France investigates.

Early summer, and the wood ants are preparing to mate, but forest cyclists put their nest in danger.

Presented by Peter France.

The wood ants are preparing to mate, but forest cyclists put their nest in danger.

Early summer, and the wood ants are preparing to mate - but they are in danger when cyclists race through the forest.

Third in a new five part series charting a year in the life of two colonies of wood ants, with the different hazards posed by the changing seasons.

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In late summer, the queen ants must establish new colonies - sparking the start of insect warfare. Peter France investigates.

In late summer, the queen ants establish new colonies, sparking the start of ant warfare.

In late summer, the queen ants must establish new colonies - sparking the start of insect warfare.

Peter France investigates.

In late summer, the queen ants must establish new colonies, sparking the start of ant warfare.

Late summer means warfare in the ant world, as badgers and picnics disturb their trails.

Natural History Unit documentary.

Using specially designed radiophonic techniques, this series takes listeners into the extraordinary world of two colonies of Wood Ants - one in a pine forest the other in a deciduous wood.

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Autumn brings ferocious storms for the wood ants, but hibernation beckons.

Autumn brings ferocious storms for the wood ants, but hibernation beckons with the arrival of winter. Peter France investigates.

Autumn brings ferocious storms for the wood ants, but hibernation beckons with the arrival of winter.

Peter France investigates.

Autumn brings ferocious storms, but by winter the wood ants are preparing to hibernate.

Through special microphones, listeners are immersed in the noisy world of the wood ant nest, and the surrounding forest.

Using specially designed radiophonic techniques, this series takes listeners into the extraordinary world of two colonies of Wood Ants - one in a pine forest the other in a deciduous wood.