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BBC Springwatch on Dorset Wildlife Trust reserves – counting down!

May 24, 2010

By Nicky Hoar

Communications Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Excitement is rising here at Dorset Wildlife Trust. Why? Because Simon King and his intrepid team have chosen deepest Dorset for this year’s Springwatch filming.  While the main base, with Chris, Kate et al, will be in Norfolk, the REALLY wild bit will be coming from Simon and his crack team of wildlife cameramen from sites across our beautiful county, including some secret Dorset Wildlife Trust locations!!!  Partly to calm myself down and partly so you can share the fun, I’ll be blogging about the whole thing.

Nicky Hoar, Dorset Wildlife Trust Communications Officer

Right now, I can’t tell you where Simon will be filming.  The reason is that it is TOP SECRET so that he can get up close to our wildlife in its natural state, without any disturbance.  Mind you, you’ll know as soon as you see it on the telly.  What I will say is that the BBC team fell in love with two of our reserves back in early spring, when we had a visit from a scouting party from the BBC’s Natural History Unit.  We showed them around and I have to say even I was impressed by what we saw – deep into the reserves were secret, wild places with a fantastic range of wildlife for them to choose from.  In fact, that’s why Springwatch chose Dorset this year.  It being the International Year of Biodiversity, they wanted the most diverse county in England and who are we to argue that it’s Dorset?  Add to that – Simon loves the county.  So they decided to spend a week of the 3-week broadcast based around these reserves.

So, where do you think we were?  Where would you choose if you were the BBC Springwatch producers?  And what wildlife are you hoping to see?  I’ll be catching up with you over the next 4 weeks as things develop – and don’t forget to watch it all when it goes live on BBC2 8pm from 31st May for 3 weeks – and check out

Now, back to work…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink*
    May 24, 2010 7:53 pm

    Looking forward to hearing all about the build up, and all the inside news on Simon and his Team! This is going to be great!

  2. Jane permalink
    May 25, 2010 1:00 pm

    I’m going to be away for the first week, but looking forward to catching up with everything once I’m back. I’m relying on you Nicky to keep me informed… 🙂

    A great start to your Springwatch blog posts. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. alison keay permalink
    June 14, 2010 2:39 pm

    June 2010

    HAVE you thought about Leicestershire’s Bradgate Park, near Newtown Linford, Leicester.

    Bradgate Park is a wonderful place with plenty of historic features, oak trees and plenty of
    RED DEER etc.

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