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Hidden woodland treasures

Duration: 03:39

Martin Hughes-Games visits the Forest of Dean in search of the UK's holiday wildlife. Half of the British population spends at least one day's holiday a year in the woods, they're a national treasure and one of the most diverse habitats we have. Around 40% of the world's population of bluebells are found in the UK. Martin meets forest ranger Simon Holloway to track down wild boar which can now be found in over 20 counties. Martin looks at a mud wallow left by a boar, marks where one particularly large individual has rubbed against a tree, and tufts of hair stuck in the bark. The hairs are boars as they don't snap when bent, unlike similar deer hairs. In addition, there are many species of attractive and even rare birds in British woodlands.

Available since: Fri 14 May 2010

Credits

Key talent
Simon King
Key talent
Kate Humble
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Chris Packham
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Gordon Buchanan
Key talent
Martin Hughes-Games
Producer
Reema Lorford
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones

This clip is from

Springwatch 2009, Episode 3

Martin Hughes-Games encourages us to get some wildlife watching into our summer holidays.

First broadcast: 27 May 2009

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