Lepidopterist Elizabeth Long brings her butterfly net to 'The Wild Life' this week to talk to Jason Goldman about her work studying butterflies along the California coast and the science of butterfly mimicry. They also discuss their strategies for predicting the winners of Mammal March Madness. Follow Elizabeth on twitter: @Chlosyne

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Jason is an animal behaviour researcher, science communicator and wildlife-nerd extraordinaire whose work has been featured in countless science blogs and publications (Scientific AmericanIo9 and Conservation Magazine to name a few). Each episode of The Wild Life is essentially an in-depth conversation with someone whose work or interests revolve around animals or wildlife, on topics ranging from the science of animal behaviour and conservation biology, to animal ethics, the wildlife in your own backyard – and beyond.

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