Bluebells and Magpies: the Natural History of Lent
In episode four, we look at how Lent was dumbed over the years from extremely strict to almost non-existent. Then Neil investigates the natural history of Lent and has a conversation with Brenda Smith of Bud Garden Centre, Manchester about what the plants are up to and the food that can be grown in early spring. Neil then talks to Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology at Manchester University, about animals and their odd behaviour at this time of year. For episode notes, photos and links please visit https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/ Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery. Produced by Beena Khetani. Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio.