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About Nature's Calendar

Nature at its best

Dolphins c/o Charlie Phillips

Nature's Calendar is a wildlife and natural history series on BBC Two.

Shot in beautiful locations around the country, the series offers tips on where to go to spot some of the most rare and interesting animals, birds, trees and flowers across the UK.

A seasonal view

Nature's Calendar provides a seasonal look at the very best of what the UK countryside has to offer - from islands, woodlands and estates to meadows, wetlands and coastal areas.

The spring series featured the animals, plants and marine life of a wide variety of habitats, and offered a user-friendly guide to getting out and about and enjoying them at this time of year.

This was followed by three more series - which can be visited on this website:

Winter locations

Summer locations

Autumn locations

What's it about?

BadgerThe programme's aim is to encourage viewers to get out, explore and discover nature for themselves.

Presenter Chris Packham and his team of three experts – earth scientist Janet Sumner, zoologist Sanjida O'Connell and botanist Mike Dilger go out and about to show you the very best winter wildlife in the UK.

During the course of the series, they visit spectacular locations such as the Cairngorms, the Isle of Skye, Jersey, Bempton, Rathlin and Llangollen.

The programme is a 'user's guide' to nature in the UK and provides a practical guide to what you can do, see and learn.

You can also tell us about seasonal nature on your travels - we'd like you to send in your photographs of UK wildlife.

The best images will be used in the special photo gallery section of the Nature's Calendar website.

Simply send in your photographs in jpeg form to the following email address - together with your name and a few brief comments about what the image is and where it was taken.

The book

There is a book to accompany the series covering all four seasons.

Read more about the book on this website.


OwlIf you would like to contact the Nature's Calendar website, please email us at


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Photo credits

Dolphins copyright of Charlie Phillips




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Activities (Image: Robin)

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