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Official Twitter for Steve Backshall, naturalist broadcaster and author. Link to my new book Expedition here...

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Joined Twitter 5/3/13


At an airport. Won’t believe the exped is actually happening till the plane lands... as we’re at an airport though,… https://t.co/iEfyyWPcoRHigh Speed 2 Ltd with police taking over Calvert Jubilee nature reserve to begin clearance works today. This proj… https://t.co/QU3QpnGDMx
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9/23
2020
"If we wipe out our badgers, we will still have to address the problem of bTB." Read more from @BBOWT President… https://t.co/bE2ZB8rZ5k
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9/22
2020
Team ready, pared back kit in dry bags in the back of our kayaks (every gram pondered over, whisper light sleep & c… https://t.co/SHq3gJyUPp
9/19
2020
@iamfinlay That’s Matt Wright! He dangled me under a helicopter into a croc nest. That is not a joke...Presenter and OU alumnus himself, @SteveBackshall is here with a big congratulations for everyone graduating this y… https://t.co/Qi5FguzlwH
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9/18
2020
@ArtinSussex @morethanadodo Whoah! That’s amazing!!! Sb @Georgia78189647 Thankyou so much for your kind message, it means loads x Sb @enmarchant @Countrymaned @morethanadodo Ive stolen that sentiment for a tweet - hope you don’t mind!!!The brown bear with a sign saying ‘Please Touch’. Just one reason @morethanadodo is the best museum in the land! Re… https://t.co/DWJH5yushL @Dean_R_Lomax @Ben_garrod @SteveBrusatte For full disclosure, you had me at ‘pop up’
9/17
2020
My little Logie watching on 🥰 getting some training in while @SteveBackshall prepares brekkie for Logan and the twi… https://t.co/l1M1P68YPl
Retweeted by Steve Backshall @MatthewReinhar1 @robert_sabuda I don’t impress easy, but... WOW! Sorry @Ben_garrod @SteveBrusatte but pop up Dinos… https://t.co/wtxwhdBgFu
9/15
2020
Dawn blackberry hunt @Helenglovergb https://t.co/0LT6e3kaao
9/13
2020
Trying to #expedition train around the naps, noises and nappies of three babies. And occasional nosey nuzzles of co… https://t.co/sTzRVrshez
9/12
2020
What made our ambassadors who they are today? Scouts. https://t.co/Xb6u5AsDcK
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9/11
2020
Thanks loads Vicki! X Sb https://t.co/TaOLEMiu1Z
9/10
2020
@emlbennett devils coach horse beetle!Great news! The Museum will reopen to the public on 22 September 🥳🎉 There are joint, free tickets for us &… https://t.co/kES2BckxSP
Retweeted by Steve BackshallThe remaining category finalists will be announced this afternoon, in the meantime here's the wonderful… https://t.co/Pb59OWiScw
Retweeted by Steve BackshallMy favourite building in the world is opening its doors again on the 22nd September. Tickets available online. Also… https://t.co/mYONppXPlm @naturalistdara Dara this is just amazing. Huge congratulations SB
9/9
2020
Filming Mastermind today. Any guesses on specialist subject? @BBCOne @rhysjamesy @ScarlettMoffatt @stephenkamoshttps://t.co/WakqaEl67e
9/7
2020
The paddle power of a proper dream team. Getting a first descent expedition to work at this moment in time has been… https://t.co/X2ugBize7HI cannot wait either! Best get thinking about what on Earth I’m going to lecture about... suggestions?! https://t.co/scKTukVrUy
9/5
2020
@afallon456 Let’s see what we can do - we haven’t sorted out what our Covid protocols will be yet SbIt should be a slightly more sedate environment than normal for @SteveBackshall https://t.co/QkiFgGIrZg
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9/4
2020
@SagaciousDude @PenguinUKBooks @penguinrandom @AldoKane @Helenglovergb @BearGrylls @Ed_Stafford @Benfoglehttps://t.co/wBXUG3RsmW @Al_Humphreys @hazel_findlay @shedivestech Sal Montgomery @PhoebeRSmith Rosie Gloyns Tamsin Gay or ask @Helenglovergb !Cracking the cover of one of your own new books is a proud moment. Expedition in paperback & audible (if you can st… https://t.co/z0o33aZfSH
9/3
2020
@georgecmcgavin @OliveAndLou @Buzz_dont_tweet Oops sorry you all - I didn’t see there was a photo! @OliveAndLou Intriguing... could be results from a vagrant, or possibly from hobbyist. What do you think @Buzz_dont_tweet @georgecmcgavin ?
9/2
2020
@Helen_Burt @PaigntonZoo What a great question! It means ‘netted’ not spotted; reticulate turns up in biology lots… https://t.co/0f1ie9WTSu
9/1
2020
So why do we love Cornwall so much? @helenglovergb @ILoveCornwallUK @CwallWildlife https://t.co/bfFl4gx065 @_aburt_ Rather more successful than my ‘experiment’ I’m guessing!!!! Thanks loads Adam Sb
8/31
2020
@lillyspickup @SharkGuardian1 Of course Lilly, also look at @Bite_Back and @SharkTrustUK for more information on how you can get involved Sb @beckwhisksox @Penguin_Joan @BBCSpringwatch @WildlifeMag @Buzz_dont_tweet @bugboybaker @ChrisGPackhamhttps://t.co/ycoNlewxh2This coastline will always be special to us. hidden coves, soaring gannets, aquamarine seas & bobbing seals. It’s a… https://t.co/iwcsTRHcpI
8/30
2020
@maddyedg @jenscotney @MarcusScotney @xplantrunner @AnnaMcNuff I agree with what everyone on here says, filters or… https://t.co/2Wel94q2DW
8/29
2020
@miriamattwood @laurenlaverne If we say we are the first humans, we are the first humans. Cave diving etc are relat… https://t.co/o5g0X0KXZcNorth Wales rivers swollen with storm rain, perfect for #Expedtraining with my awesome team. Counting the days...… https://t.co/948nveMm0D
8/28
2020
If downloading podcasts isn’t your thing you can listen to #thekempcast on YouTube. Inspirational guests every Thur… https://t.co/wiiibBxXNZ
Retweeted by Steve Backshall @picto65 @Helenglovergb The book says ‘you can say Mousehole how you wish.’ @Helenglovergb disagrees!!!!
8/27
2020
@HenleySwim @outdoor_swimmer What an ace idea - let me check with @Helenglovergb ! @cadihaff @Rhug_Estate @alaw_g I did, the hot choc was amazing!!! Thanks you both Sb
8/25
2020
@MsELH I’m not impressed!Dee-lightful Exped training, we’re starting to look like a team... @georgie_preston @AldoKane @Helenglovergbhttps://t.co/mQsxZ0i4Qd @DavidLuff2 @BenoitJones1 @nealehaynes Wow. And a free trip straight to St Thomas hospital for a stomach pump?! What a total hero Sb @Andrews80820780 @nealehaynes The wet suit is the only thing stopping me sinking! @blubberbez @nealehaynes But then I sink... @b16hyd @nealehaynes Loads of people do it - doesn’t reflect well on Coke does it?! @ElisabetOkmen @RouReynolds I am most def coming off better from that comparison!!! Thanks E! @GinaOrchard They’re super tricky - get it to a wildlife refuge ASAP! @Sranantaki The finest and most pristine jungle nation on earth (with Guyana!) I am a total Suriname convert!
8/24
2020
@AHurky @nealehaynes We have one just 200m upstream, and used to know the second they’d released. Haven’t smelt any… https://t.co/Etvebc1vjNWild swimming Thames style. Just 3years ago Thames water was fined £20million for dumping a billion litres of raw s… https://t.co/ruXpQETizX @Hairnetty Hahah! That’s a great name, I shall start using it from today! X Sb @mugchops23 Elephant hawk moth caterpillar, which maybe mimics snakes! SbThis was an absolute joy to do - we could have nattered on for hours! Thanks loads Ross! Sb https://t.co/aO75PgUdd4
8/23
2020
This little film is a memory of this unusual spring & summer. Without boat traffic, the normally busy Thames turned… https://t.co/MDAcX64nGL @bpcr2010 It Sounds like a starling. Sb
8/19
2020
We have formed a @worldlandtrust team to help support local rangers to protect #nature around the world. I'm going… https://t.co/1iFODhY5Dr
Retweeted by Steve BackshallSiblings and parents returning to feed the second brood as they fledge. Could have watched all day! @Natures_Voicehttps://t.co/8j1JKbW4Zr @LukeEClarkson1 Slugs have a very broad diet and will eat dead or decaying meat, so possibly! @SteveBackshall thank you for your visit and for raising awareness of the threats to our precious seahorse populati… https://t.co/5hCLeRIcNi
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8/17
2020
@paulrout13 A huge happy birthday to Jude! Have an amazing day sbA race to fledge! Our swallows went straight for a second brood in the nest under our dock. Some of the first young… https://t.co/QZZAb6U9TL
8/15
2020
@rachellim22 Those are stalked or goose barnacles SbThe last week I’ve been doing Freedive training lying on the bottom of the Thames; every session, these four massiv… https://t.co/WJoxGFtdKS
8/14
2020
@tygeroo @SEWH @ChrisGPackham @michaelastracha @JaneGoodallInst Go Phoebe! Draw a nice big shark for me!!! @KtPass1 @cbbc @BBCCountryfile That looks to me like a hornet mimic hoverfly!!!
8/13
2020
Our red kite caught in the storm! She still has the gammy right eye, but is in glorious condition; it’s clearly not… https://t.co/juJ3YRvGKR
8/12
2020
@ashishskynews @DermotRSPCA I’d say serval always looks out of proportion; leggier than this. My guess would be sav… https://t.co/dDyD5XmV6WWent out in the canoe with Logan to pick some riverside blackberries for breakfast. The grebes have lost a stripy c… https://t.co/2NYFIqMXTb
8/11
2020
@adamking1974 You can set her mind at rest! @therealhotmits @Helenglovergb What a great idea! Except @Helenglovergb s music taste is.... 🧀
8/10
2020
Steve might look impressive BUT I’m actually holding Logan back from the water and cuddling both twins WHILE taking… https://t.co/fPkR2ebe3l
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8/9
2020
Just did my first flip! Admittedly it was not graceful, and there was considerable resistance on re-entry, but I’m… https://t.co/7BcHvqyynK
8/8
2020
@ceineken Hahaha! What a lovely thing to say! Sb"It is a potential panacea for so many of our ills": explorer @SteveBackshall on the therapeutic effects of nature… https://t.co/B6Tvi7k2uK
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8/7
2020
@PennyAFox No way! That’s an absurd coincidence!
8/6
2020
He’s back! Our black swan hasn’t been seen on our stretch of the Thames for over a year now, and tends to be more a… https://t.co/K2kIy7uSYn
8/5
2020
@classicjacko @rachaelhawnt @Helenglovergb @laurenlaverne @BBCRadio4 Thanks so much, and shout out to the six year old!Stunning days on Cornish seas, minke whale, gannets, peregrines and floating fulmars. @Helenglovergb https://t.co/AnscA1EXsi
8/3
2020
@robcauston @rachaelhawnt @Helenglovergb @laurenlaverne @BBCRadio4 It’s seaweed! @LinJMartin @rachaelhawnt @Helenglovergb @laurenlaverne @BBCRadio4 Hahaha! That’s my best review ever! Apology accepted!!! Sb @GBchownster @rachaelhawnt @Helenglovergb @laurenlaverne @BBCRadio4 https://t.co/hkj0BoWZxvRachael Hawnt - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Official Music Video https://t.co/ffozC22srr via @YouTubeOn the morning my #DesertIslandDiscs goes out, we woke on a deserted beach! The first night under the stars for our… https://t.co/IJ6PaCu6n4
8/2
2020
We won a @bafta ! And all I had to do was hurdle a Great hammerhead live on telly... huge congratulations to the am… https://t.co/mb07Lu0Ahr
8/1
2020
Desert Island Discs has been my favourite interview format since I was a kid. Getting to do it for real was an emot… https://t.co/NW5SaFF4LM
7/29
2020
Help us stay ahead of the flames. Supporting @worldlandtrust Wildfire Appeal will immediately fund wildlife firefig… https://t.co/wlKo01AsOz
7/28
2020
@Wills7300Miles Go Will!!!!
7/27
2020
Turtle rescues above and below the waves, so many of the turtles we encountered in Ecuadorean seas were suffering t… https://t.co/6wcOLQU8a2
7/24
2020
Fresh footprints in tide-swept sands, long post dawn shadows cast down to the lapping waves. A day of unknown fun t… https://t.co/GdBnxaiGZi
7/23
2020
@SolomonCale @amongstwits Get yourself a head net and a shedload of Skin so soft (I say this in jest, neither of th… https://t.co/U1CzxPDQg9Our film about @seahorsetrust is on @BBCTheOneShow this evening; their return, their challenges, and what we all ca… https://t.co/gNxnWveqlU
7/21
2020
Wild camping is the greatest joy, but a privilege to be done with ZERO impact. Be thoughtful & kind; pitch at dark,… https://t.co/CRhtGMPWCLReally proud to be an ambassador for @ScillyWildlife 🥰 @SteveBackshall https://t.co/7soJewVy67
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7/20
2020
@EmilyBastin1 @cbbc That is amazing!!!
7/19
2020

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