Red squirrels are set to have a starring role in BBC Two’s Autumnwatch this year – definitely my favourite wildlife animal! This is just a quick reminder to say it starts again tonight, October 27th, at 8pm. This programme has inspired many, many new people to get interested in birds and wildlife over the last few years – I have absolutely no doubt!
Autumnwatch 2008 is being hosted from Brownsea in Dorset. You can view the BBC intro video below.
As Brownsea is new to viewers of the programme Kate Humble (one of the presenters) takes us on a location tour which you can see on their website. The video above, as you can see, is the property of the BBC.
The selection of links below may also be of interest to you too. However, I cannot make a link list from this area without including Jane at My Urban Garden. Jane is already in my sidebar links and is one of the most enthusiastic wildlife Bloggers I have come across. She is now also working on Nature Watch Corfu Mullen and I do wonder if she will appear on the programme at some point.
Finally, I would like to add that I really do believe programmes like this help make children aware of wildlife by the way this programme is structured following ‘stories and events’ through the series. This is all to the good for the survival of some species. Then again, some children have been encouraged to appreciate birds and wildlife by their families from an early age. I am thinking here of fellow blogger Joe and his Wildlife Garden . He has been blogging for the last few months and is very enthusiastic about it and enjoys taking videos of his garden birds too. Sorry Joe, I missed out with a Birdwatch posting with you over the weekend! Oh dear… I’ve just spotted a Sparrowhawk at the feeders! Hope there are birds left for next birdwatch. Ah… but I’m guessing you will be glued to the television tonight too 😀
The photo above was taken at the Scottish Wildife Trust Reserve on July 7th 2008.