Photo: Broads Authority
This Wednesday 13 July, a programme focused on the fen raft spider airs on BBC Radio 4 at 9pm.
Accompanied by arachnologist Helen Smith, Chris Watson has attempted to record the courtship behaviour of this declining species of spider, as well as – with the use of hydrophones – the soundscape of the fenland ditches they inhabit: an extraordinary world in which diving beetles, backswimmers and water boatman communicate to one another below the water surface. Further programme information is available here.
Chris will present a sound piece on our stage at this year’s Good Life Experience, which takes place 16-18 September. More info/tickets.