Springwatch like no other

May 19, 2020
BBC Two Tuesday-Friday, 8pm | From 26th May for 3 weeks

This special series of Springwatch aims to keep us all connected to our native wildlife with stories of this spring live from the presenters’ local areas – Chris from his New Forest patch, Gillian Burke live from a Cornish base and Iolo Williams, from his home in mid–Wales.

Michaela Strachan is locked down in South Africa, unable to join in person, but she will send a message of support to viewers and we’ll get to see some of her favourite highlights from past series.

Special guests will join in along the way as the team celebrate wildlife and science stories that showcase the diversity of UK habitats and species. Also, there are pre-recorded wildlife films, captured just prior to the Government restrictions on movement, and more recent content shot in accordance with the official guidance on self-distancing.

“This Springwatch will be a series like no other. As the country experiences lockdown the natural world offers solace to so many. I’m delighted that through the magic of modern technology, the Springwatch team will be able to share the splendour of spring with the nation again this year. And broadcasting live from the New Forest, I’m looking forward to showing viewers some of the best British wildlife from my neck of the woods.” Chris