Springwatch 2010 starts here...
Springwatch is back! Once again, we'll be celebrating the best of the UK's wildlife, bringing you all the news, views and action from across the country live, and as it happens. And we're hoping you'll join in and get involved as in previous years - your input makes the Springwatch season all the more special and rewarding for us.
All the usual Springwatch live telly gets going for three weeks from 31 May - now in glorious high definition! And this year, the wider "Springwatch Wild Season" is bigger than ever, with a huge range of broadcasts and public events all over the country.
The season begins with three themed one-hour Springwatch Specials on BBC TWO, from 8-9pm on 17, 19 and 20 May - three real TV treats to get you in the mood.
Springwatch Signs of Change - Chris investigates one of the biggest issues of the day - how is climate change affecting the UK's wildlife?
Springwatch City Living with Simon King - Simon uses his field craft skills in our cities, to explore the wildlife in the urban jungle.
Springwatch High Seas with Gordon Buchanan - Gordon discovers the marine riches of our seas, including his dramatic encounters with killer whales in UK waters.
On the weekends of the three weeks of Springwatch (particularly 5/6 June) look out for our "Springwatch Wild Days Out" - Family fun days full of natural delights happening somewhere near you. Visit the event finder to put in your postcode and find out what will be going on near you.
And, new for 2010, we are proud to announce the Wild Night In on BBC TWO on
20 June - a big and exciting new idea, and the grand finale of the Springwatch Wild Season 2010. Springwatch will be raising money for the BBC Wildlife Fund, supporting conservation projects both in the UK and across the globe as they help the world's threatened wildlife and wild places. We're asking everyone to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible. Why not get going right now, and get your family, friends, and neighbours to join you? The world's wildlife desperately needs your help.
SPRINGWATCH - LIVE ON BBC TWO AND ON RED BUTTON
Chris and Kate in the wilds of Norfolk
It's our third year in Norfolk and there's still so much to discover in this wildlife hotspot. Besides delving into the consequences of this year's extraordinary winter, and keeping you up to date with a range of animal family stories on our webcams, Chris and Kate will be out exploring the Norfolk beyond Pensthorpe from the iconic Broads to the stunning coastline. Here they'll unearth the local wildlife and introduce you to exciting new animal characters.
Simon King heads to Dorset on an exploration of Britain's diverse habitats
Simon will be based in this beautiful county, known to have amongst the most diverse range of wildlife and wild places. He'll be using his incredible field craft skills and hi-tech equipment to share the treasures of this amazingly wildlife-rich region. Simon will take us on a journey from spectacular chalk downland through gin-clear streams, via our rare and fascinating lowland heathlands, to the dramatic Jurassic coast and finally beneath the waves to meet some mysterious marine creatures.
Martin is on the road again taking Springwatch out to meet you
Travelling around the country Martin will be meeting some of you, our viewers, to hear your stories and find out how you can get involved in your own local areas. He'll be answering your nature questions and solving some of your wildlife mysteries.
Gordon's mission: to discover truly weird and wonderful creatures
Gordon is back from his high seas adventures and on another mission for Springwatch to find weird and wonderful creatures around the country. He's discovered the rare, the strange and the downright hilarious.
Our resident geek Chris celebrates all things geeky
Chris is out and about meeting pioneering scientists and members of the public who have had amazing revelations about animals, all thanks to their passion for the natural world. Bringing UK wildlife science to you through clear and simple geek speak.
And then there's you - our Springwatchers!
We're relying on you to be our eyes and ears where the cameras can't reach: across our cities, towns and villages, and in our parks, gardens and local nature reserves. We'll be looking at your photos, answering your questions, asking your opinions on hot wildlife topics, surveying what you've seen in your local patch and encouraging everyone to get involved.
Every year you are so active and send in such wonderful stuff, so we've created three (yes three!) TV/red button shows just for you. Springwatch Unsprung is back, with its own slot on BBC TWO and we're proud to announce two new shows on Red Button, straight after the main show - every Tuesday night will be Springwatch Pub Quiz night (you can play along at home with your remote control) and every Wednesday we'll be getting together with our Springwatch Photo Club to celebrate all our amazing photographers in the Springwatch Flickr group.
Springwatch starts here. We can't wait to get going and we hope you'll be joining us.