New for 2010: our website stays open
This year the Springwatch website is different. You might have noticed the new name, Nature UK. Springwatch's Executive Producer Tim Scoones has already blogged about the new name and plan. But what's really new is that, in contrast to previous years, the website now carries on after the series has finished.
Here's what Tim had to say:
We're really excited about this. It will give us - and you - the opportunity to talk about the UK's wonderful riches of nature right across the year, not just in spring and autumn. It also means that, instead of switching what we do between two different websites depending on whether the leaves are brown or green, we'll always be in one place from now on.
The BBC Nature UK website and blog will cover all the usual Springwatch and Autumnwatch stuff - news about the series and about our many conservation organisation colleagues, your opinion on controversial subjects, a bit of fun with Martin and the Unpsrung team, deeper information on subjects covered in the shows - and loads more too.
"There are some things that we won't be changing - the Springwatch and Autumnwatch TV shows themselves, our Flickr groups (here and here), the webcams, the messageboards... and most of all our commitment to reflecting what you've got to say and what you want to contribute.
Before you ask, unfortunately this doesn't mean we can continue with the webcams from Pensthorpe. Sadly, they'll shut at 9pm tonight. As much as we'd love to, it's too expensive to keep them going once Springwatch is finished. But watch this space for news on new webcams...
Here's some more things to look forward to over the coming weeks...
- More clips of the mighty Chris answering your questions. We might even get an exclusive peak at his T-shirt collection.
- News from Wild Night In. What did we raise for the Springwatch sofa. Where is its new home?
- Can't wait for Autumnwatch? Well this is the place to be... we'll keep you posted on what's coming up.
And on top of all this we'll be bringing you fascinating articles on UK wildlife, stories from behind the scenes in the BBC Natural History Unit and news on wildlife surveys and research. Also advice on how you can get involved with wildlife at home and in your community. The Springwatch photo group remains open for pictures taken until the end of June and please, please keep uploading your fabulous weird and wonderful nature videos and stories.
Finally, we'd love to hear what you think. What would you like to see?