We are so excited to be able to share with you the news that BBC Springwatch will be broadcasting from a brand-new home at our lovely RSPB Minsmere on the beautiful Suffolk coast this year!

The three-week long wildlife party, hosted by Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games starts on Monday 26th May and stretches right through to Thursday 12th June.

With over 5,600 plant and animal species recorded on site, the reserve is one of the richest areas in the British Isles for wildlife, and in spring it is bursting with a stunning array of both exotic and familiar species.  

And this year, the BBC have it bugged! Their cameras will be immersed in this magical place, capturing its wild residents as they face a daily struggle to survive and breed.

We know that RSPB Minsmere, on the stunning Suffolk coastline, boasts an unprecedented array of internationally important habitats from sand dunes, shingle beaches and saline lagoons to reedbed heathland, woodland and grassland, and we can’t wait to share it all with the great British viewing public in a few weeks time!

We’re expecting entertainment from a colourful cast of local characters, including rare birds such as marsh harriers, avocets and bitterns, as well as Springwatch favourites - badgers, otters and red deer.

But the wildlife won’t just be confined to Minsmere as the team will be reporting on topical news stories from around the country. Those reports will include the exploits of a young urban fox family in Brighton, the arrival of our much-loved cuckoos from Africa and a look at how our resident animals have coped with a record-breaking wet winter.

Minsmere nature reserve will continue to be open 7 days a week throughout the broadcast period, so why not take this opportunity to visit a stunning wildlife site on the Suffolk coast and have your very own Springwatch experience live and in person?

For more information visit www.rspb.org.uk/minsmere

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