In Season

In Season explores the background science and the real-world impact of our changing seasons.

Does it seem like Spring is getting earlier every year? Linda Beaumont has collated the statistics that prove our warmer months are advancing.

  • In Season: Sprinter
  • Saturday 6 August 2016

Four seasons just aren’t enough for some people. Tim Entwisle’s come up with ‘Sprinter’ and, with Matthew Crawford, he investigates some harbingers of the new season — native orchids and migrating cuckoos.
  • In Season: Winter
  • Saturday 4 June 2016
  • As Winter bites in the south, Tim Entwisle and Matthew Crawford investigate a late start to the north’s dry season, birds that spread fire, a collision of accountancy and botany, and a warmer future for our only Winter-hibernating marsupial.
  • In Season: Autumn
  • Saturday 9 April 2016

Is Autumn making itself felt at your place? Tim Entwisle and Matthew Crawford investigate Australia’s hidden fungi, the lack of ‘wet’ in this year’s wet season, and efforts to break through Autumn’s climate predictability barrier.
  • In Season: Summer
  • Saturday 30 January 2016
  • What does summer bring to your place? Tim Entwisle and Matthew Crawford investigate our lengthening summers, the increased frequency of extreme bushfire, and the ancient cosmic collision that gave Earth its seasons.