Annabel Ross, Creator
In her 30s Annabel left her life in London working at the BBC World Service to East Africa when she stayed for many years producing educational radio drama. She returned in 2014 to re-train as a Nutritional Therapist in Bristol for three years. This is where she became interested in soil health.
After graduating she was looking for a way to combine what she’d learnt about human health with her radio skills. She went to Devon to interview “Dr Compost” about soil health, wondering if there might be a better way of entertaining whilst educating. Nicky kindly agreed to become an earthworm for her whilst she did some gentle interrogating. Messages from the Wild grew from there.
Annabel’s knowledge of the natural world grew rapidly as she interviewed more and more of our native wild animals, realising the urgent need for us all to connect with our closest cousins on our doorstep, to protect them. Every single animal (including us) has a part in the web of life and we need our biodiversity to be protected.
Messages from the Wild gives us an understanding (without lecturing) of how to connect with our wildlife. The hope is that as many people as possible will hear these conversations, laugh and smile and learn from them and continue to be curious about nature.
Annabel’s other work includes presenting for BBC Countryfile Magazine Podcast. Interviews include: