Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. And in this episode, we're exploring the mind-blowing nature found in BBC’s Wild Isles.

Presented by Sir David Attenborough, the series showcases British wildlife, shining a light on some of the animals and plants we share our islands with. In this podcast episode, we speak to Dr Philip Wheeler, a senior lecturer of ecology at the Open University. He is a consultant on Wild Isles, and here he tells us about some of the wildlife featured in the series.

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Alice Lipscombe-SouthwellManaging editor, BBC Science Focus

Alice is the managing editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine. She has a BSc in zoology with marine zoology. Her interests include natural history, wildlife, the outdoors, health and fitness.