The sub-zero temperatures and snowy hills of the Brecon Beacons provide the perfect backdrop for Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Martin Hughes-Games to reveal how the UK's wildlife is faring this winter. In a one-off, winter special the Springwatch and Autumnwatch team celebrate the best of our winter wildlife and discover how it survives through these harsh months.
Chris, Kate, Martin and friends have been out and about across the country, from freezing mountaintops, icy lakes and stormy seashores, to bring you the most dramatic and remarkable seasonal stories. They show that winter is far from dead and boring - in fact, it's a time of fascination, beauty and spectacle so they urge you to get out and see for yourself.
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Temperatures outside are plummeting but in the office we're warming up for our one-off winter special, Winterwatch.
Winter is a challenging time for wildlife and if you wrap up warm and head outside you'll see it's one of the busiest times of year.
Chris and Martin on the lookout at Lymington
It can also be a season of extremes, and this winter has certainly been full of surprises. We were blown away by gales in December, before warming up in a very mild January and, just to keep us on our toes, it looks like we might have a chilly February ahead. But how is our wildlife faring in these unpredictable times?
We'd love to include your anecdotes and questions in the programme. Have you seen anything unusual this barmy season? Or do you have a winter mystery you'd like the team to solve? If you've got an observation or question about our wildlife this winter please post a comment below. And if you've got any wintery wildlife photos please do share them on our Flickr group
We'll keep you posted about exactly when Winterwatch will be broadcast.
Holly Spearing is the Series Producer of Winterwatch