On a mission to get more people excited about nature, Springwatch’s Chris Packham is relying on animal A-listers to draw in viewers as the annual three-week celebration of wildlife begins. “We’ll feature the glamorous and the attractive,” he smiles. “We hope to have our fox cubs, and there’ll be birds of prey.” The naturalist, however, also has great affection for the more lowly of species. “Ultimately, everything has a part to play. We have tree slugs in this series – I’m so excited,” he beams. “A slug that goes from the ground 40 metres to the top of a tree and back again every single day. "We champion the underdog. Most people don’t like slugs because they come into their garden and eat their plants, but we’ll tell them how important slugs are, with one of the most exciting slugs on the planet!” The series will be broadcast from the Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire for the … [Read more...] about Chris Packham gets passionate about…slugs as Springwatch returns
SPRINGWATCH presenter Chris Packham says he keeps roadkill in his freezer to feed foxes in his garden. The eccentric animal activist reveals he will defrost the carcasses for the cubs of his “favourite mammal” this summer. BBC star Chris, 57, says: “They’re so beautiful and to watch them playing is just amazing. I share my space with them. “Now I can help them. I’ve got an enormous quantity of roadkill in a large freezer. I’m going to defrost it and feed it to them.” MOST READ IN UK NEWSPREG-AN MARKLE Meghan will be pregnant ‘before she can spell Torquay’ royal expert claims BEACH WARFARE German WW2 mine washes up on Bognor Regis beach BITTER SISTER Meghan's sister Samantha claims mum Doria is 'cashing in' on Royal Wedding STABBED TO DEATH CCTV catches man running from murder scene just moments after knife attack PICTURE PERFECT First official photographs from Prince Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding MASKED BALL Meghan's … [Read more...] about Chris Packham keeps roadkill in his freezer – to feed foxes in his garden
WILDLIFE show Springwatch returns to BBC Two this month. The nature extravaganza remained on location at the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate in the Cotswolds for this series. Here's all you need to know... When is Springwatch on BBC Two? The first episode, of the 12-part series, starts Monday, May 28, 2018, on BBC Two. Springwatch features regular presenter Chris Packham, who is known for his love of all things natural. Joining Chris again is newbie Gillian Burke. Completing the line-up is veteran wildlife host Michaela Strachan who used to present The Really Wild Show alongside Chris. Here’s a little sneak peak of what we’ll be up to this series! 🎉🦔🌲We are so EXCITED to be back and can’t wait to fill you in on social media! 😃 Starting Monday 28th of May! 🐞🐝 It’s going to be a corker! pic.twitter.com/x6kErTA9Pq— BBC Springwatch (@BBCSpringwatch) May 15, 2018 Will Martin Hughes-Games be back … [Read more...] about When is Springwatch back on BBC Two, who’s presenting with Chris Packham and where is series 14 filmed?
PUBLISHED: 12:46 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:46 15 May 2018 Taz Ali Artist Nicola Marray-Woods led a tree-planting project for Year 4 children at Howard Junior School. Picture: Howard Junior School Howard Junior School Green-fingered youngsters from West Norfolk were praised by wildlife buff Chris Packham for their tree-planting project. Seedball making at Howard Junior School in King's Lynn. Picture: Nicola Marray-Woods Nearly 60 children from Year 4 at Howard Junior School, in King’s Lynn, planted 105 native British trees on their school field. They worked with artist and school grounds professional Nicola Marray-Woods to plant the free trees they had received from the Woodland Trust. Ms Marray-Woods said: “By working as a team we have created a new woodland which will link the school’s outdoor classroom with the mature woodland at the back of the field. “The children carefully considered all the packs on offer from the Woodland Trust and chose the … [Read more...] about Wildlife buff Chris Packham praises Norfolk youngsters for planting more than 100 trees
Springwatch star Chris Packham has revealed he could go deaf after a diving accident resulted in him developing Meniere’s disease.The naturalist, 57, told the Daily Mirror he suffers “constant worry” that the disease, which causes tinnitus and vertigo, could spread from his right ear to his left.Total deafness could put his career as a TV presenter at risk.He told the newspaper: “There is a danger that the Meniere’s which I suffered from in this ear could spread to the other one and I could lose my hearing in that ear as well.“It’s something that gives me constant worry.”Packham, who last year told of his battle with Asperger’s, revealed his colleagues on both Springwatch and Autumnwatch are aware of his hearing problems.He explained how the condition rules him out of certain situations and he has to work around them.Packham spoke out in a bid to raise awareness of deafness as he teamed up with Hearing Dogs for Deaf … [Read more...] about Springwatch star Chris Packham reveals he could go totally deaf