Springwatch

Sherborne Water Meadows

Springwatch returns to our screens tomorrow Monday 29th May. This year it’s right from the heart of our area – the National Trust estate at Sherborne. In contrast to last year at RSPB Minsmere, this series will concentrate on more accessible wildlife – the sort of animals and plants most people could hope to see within half an hour’s drive from their home.

The BBC have been busy finding and filming advance footage with help from the National Trust wardens and local volunteers. It’ll be interesting to see what they make of an area NCOS covers regularly – in fact we had a field meeting on part of the estate about a month ago.

Springwatch is on BBC2 at 8pm Monday to Thursday for three weeks from 29th May, apart from June 8th when the nation apparently has something else to occupy itself. Also morning, lunchtime and afternoon sessions on the red button at 8am, 1pm and 4pm respectively, plus the Unspring audience half-hours each day at 6:30pm. Don’t miss!