Autumnwatch Live 2011 has started - get involved!
Welcome back to a brand new series of Autumnwatch Live. The big news this year is that we have a new presenter, Michaela Strachan. We're delighted to have her on board. Michaela talks about autumn, Autumnwatch and working with Chris in a video here.
Michaela, Chris Packham and Martin
Also new for this year is that we're on the move. For the first four weeks we'll be at the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt. For the final four weeks, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge reserve will be our home. Read more about our new locations here and delve into Westonbirt's fascinating history here.
As well as presenting the show live from our new bases, Chris, Michaela and Martin will also be on the road each week to witness autumn across the country. And we're inviting a series of guest experts and presenters to tackle their own specialist topics and autumnal adventures. (Read more about these wild locations and guest presenters.)
(Of course, you'll know all this if you watched the first show last Friday. If you didn't, remember it'll be available on iPlayer for two months. If you did, and fancy watching some of the highlights again, we've made them available here.)
We'll be launching our webcams on Friday 14 October, and for the first time they'll be available on BBC Red Button. Firstly our cameras will be deep inside a badger sett in Devon, then we're off to Slimbridge to follow the lives of their Bewick's swans, one of autumn's key species.
Autumnwatch wouldn't be Autumnwatch without you, the audience. So as always, we'd love you to get involved and there are loads of ways to tell us your wildlife stories, ask us those questions that have always puzzled you, share your autumn wildlife photos or just chat about the show. Here's how:
- On the blog: the presenters, producers and team will be blogging regularly about wildlife, our films, our locations, our favourite photos, our contributors and more. So if you have an opinion, a question about any of these, please post a comment there. Look out too for guests on the blog, covering everything from phenology to their wildlife passions
- 'Like' us on our Facebook page for news, chat and more
- Share your photos of autumn fauna and flora on our Flickr group
- Join in the conversation on Twitter with #Autumnwatch
- Messageboard: chat about UK wildlife or about the show itself
And if all this chat leaves you needing a bit of fresh air, try out the BBC's Things To Do to find nature events near you.
We really hope you enjoy the series. Catch us on BBC Two at 8.30pm every Friday until 25 November (followed by Unsprung).