6/6 How one man with ex-WWII army equipment turned a field into a key site in the space race.
Liz Bonnin presents the displaying raggiana bird-of-paradise from Papua New Guinea.
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Liz Bonnin presents the Montserrat oriole, from the Caribbean island of Montserrat.
Liz Bonnin presents brown skua hunting over an Antarctic landscape.
6/6 In Scotland, zoologist Andy Torbet braves one of the most dangerous beaches in Britain.
Liz Bonnin presents the blue rock thrush, perched high on a Spanish castle.
Liz Bonnin presents the diminutive spoon-billed sandpiper of the high Russian tundra.
Chris Packham visits the town brought to a standstill by a swarm of flying insects.
5/7 A look at predator and prey strategies in the open arenas of desert and grassland.
In Shropshire, John Craven visits a seed bank working to help save endangered trees.