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14th May 2014

RSPB Minsmere to host BBC Springwatch!

The BBC's popular wildlife programme, Springwatch, has found a new home here on the Suffolk coast at Minsmere Nature Reserve, a short distance from our hotel! The new three-week series will launch on May 26th.

The beautiful RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve is one of the richest areas for wildlife in the UK with over 5,600 species taking residence. Speaking to the BBC, Reserve manager Adam Rowlands stated that viewers are in for a “jam-packed series”, due to the site’s rich biodiversity.

Wildlife specialists have been planting cameras throughout the site over the past weeks, with specially built hideouts and high-reed screens also deployed to keep the BBC camera crew out of site. The new series will focus in and around the nests of avocets, terns, oystercatchers and lapwings, with real-time updates as mothers endeavour to protect their young from predatory rivals. The reserve’s badger family will play the lead role in the high anticipated return of night vision mode!

Legendary nature-man, Bill Oddie, returns to the show as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, alongside presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games.

Make sure you tune into BBC Two at 8:00pm on Monday to Thursday, from May 26th to June 12th to catch an insight into the magical wildlife our coast has to offer.

Get in touch today for a short break in Suffolk at our Aldeburgh Hotel and see the beauty of Minsmere for yourself!