NatureWatch is a project run by EcoSoc, WildDocSoc & CLES working with students from the University of Exeter & Falmouth University to create short episodes, focusing on Cornish wildlife from our campus in Penryn.

NatureWatch (7 Episodes)


Video 15 mins May 2015 Mammals

NatureWatch S1 Episode 1

Liz talks to Jenny Easley about her research on crab camouflage, Ethan joins Cornwall Butterfly Conservation at their AGM and the team review footage of fox cubs sent in by student, Oscar Furness.

Featuring: Shore crab (Carcinus maenas), Red fox (Vulpes vulpes).

Video 12 mins Oct 2015 Mammals

NatureWatch S1 Episode 2

Ethan goes looking for pink sea fans just off the coast of the Lizard, Pete gets up close to some rare British mammals, and Liz tells us about the incredible life of buzzards.

Featuring: Pink sea fan (Eunicella verrucosa), Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), Common buzzard (Buteo buteo).

Video 11 mins Jan 2016 Mammals

NatureWatch S1 Episode 3

Advice from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek about what to do if you find a seal in trouble, freshwater invertebrate life with Dr George McGavin and a starling murmuration at RSPB Marion.

Featuring: Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris).

Video 15 mins Jul 2016 Fish

NatureWatch S1 Episode 4

The NatureWatch crew teams up with AK Wildlife Cruises to search for basking sharks, we discuss small mammals with our special guest, Nick Baker, and Liz visits a herring gull hotspot.

Featuring: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), Herring gull (Larus argentatus).

Video 11 mins Nov 2016 Birds

NatureWatch S2 Episode 1

Ben demonstrates bird ringing on Penryn campus, Ellie discovers the incredible world of Ivy bees and Billy discusses the potential reintroduction of beavers with Derek Gow.

Featuring: Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae), Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber).

Video 18 mins Aug 2017 Invertebrates

NatureWatch S2 Road Trip

This episode sees us exploring the north and east of Cornwall including butterflies on Bodmin, lobsters at Padstow and the stunning coastline of Boscastle and so much moreā€¦

Featuring: European lobster (Homarus gammarus).

Video 14 mins Dec 2017 Mammals

NatureWatch S3 Episode 1

An amazing array of Cornish wildlife including an other-worldly marine mollusk, an adorable mammal, and lots of predatory fish!

Featuring: Snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus).