Springwatch is back for an Easter special

and it will be based in Pembrokeshire

Springwatch is back for an Easter Special, looking at how our Great British wildlife is faring in Spring 2016, after the exceptional winter weather.

This year presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be launching the big BBC volunteering campaign: Springwatch: Do Something Great, with its own wildlife appeal, asking viewers to get out and sign up for a range of voluntary activities, all designed to help our UK wildlife.

Springwatch presenters

Springwatch At Easter will be based in Pembrokeshire in West Wales, Britain’s only Coastal National Park. It is internationally renowned for its plants and animals, and the team will showcase the best it has to offer - just as the countryside is bursting into colour and life.

Chris and Michaela will launch the “Springwatch: Do Something Great Campaign” by joining a beach clean at Freshwater West. In conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society, National Trust and Keep Wales Tidy, they will be looking at how plastics are affecting the environment and what we can all do to help. ​

Springwatch At Easter Freshwater West

The remarkably warm and wet winter weather this year has affected the signs of spring, with premature flowers, blossoms and blooms, and wildlife out and about earlier than normal.

Springwatch weatherman Nick Miller will be on location with a giant map of the UK etched into the sand at Broad Haven Beach, to explain the year’s weird weather so far and the sort of spring we might expect.

Meanwhile Martin will be exploring the UKs favourite nature reserve - Skomer Island. Having been closed up for the winter, Martin is on the first trip out to the island this spring. As part of the ‘Springwatch: Do Something Great’ campaign Martin will become a volunteer for the Wildlife Trust team, helping with its annual spring clean of the island and finding out the effects the wild winter weather has had on its animal inhabitants.

Skomer Island -

As ever Springwatch will be encouraging everyone to get in touch through their social media and the hashtag #springwatch.

If you're exploring Pembrokeshire this Easter, don't forget to tag your photos on Facebook and Twitter with #Pembrokeshire and on Instagram #IgersPembrokeshire and we'll share our favourites.

Hope you enjoy the show - BBC Springwatch at Easter from Pembrokeshire

  We used to go to Cornwall until we discovered Pembrokeshire :) The most gorgeous place...So much to see and do. And the coastline...Oh wow! 
Nicky Berry

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