Podcast: The Return of the Don

A forest of figs and a flurry of salmon: all manner of unexpected wonders await on our trip to the River Don



David heads to South Yorkshire to meet Ian Rotherham of Hallam University, to discover how a forest of figs came to be growing along the banks of the Don. In exploring the role recombinant ecology and the Industrial Revolution played in the Don’s history, he also meets Chris Firth of the Don Rivers Catchment Trust, who shares one of the UK’s greatest river success-stories of recent times: the return of the salmon.

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