This week on The Wild Life, Jason Goldman chats about bugs and rivers with insect geek, urban nature explorer and citizen science nerd Lila Higgins. Hear tales of the mysterious Los Angeles River and learn why California is considered a global 'biodiversity hotspot'.

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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