Where to go to see the best of British Wildlife. Bill Oddie showed you how to watch wildlife, now BBC TV presenters Chris Packham, Mike Dilger, Sanjida O'Connell and Janet Sumner show you where. In this tie-in to a new 40-part BBC 2 series, Nature's Calendar, the presenters give you insider knowledge about the best times to visit the best wildlife locations across the UK - from the famous to the less well-known - and what you are likely to see there. This inspirational guide from some of the UK's top wildlife experts celebrates our unique countryside, rich habitats and extraordinary diversity of species. Covering locations across the British Isles, including woodland, rivers, hills, grassland, seashore and wetlands, they gives you their top locations each month with: / their personal take on the location, and its highlights / visitor information (opening times, entry cost, how to get there, map etc) / animal and plant profiles for each location. Nature's Calendar covers all the locations shown in the series, and lists numerous other hotspots around the country that are worth visiting too.
Chris Packham first came to public attention as presenter of the BBC wildlife show for children, The Really Wild Show. Since then, he has presented numerous programmes, including X-Creatures, Watch Out and Inside Out. Mike Dilger is an obsessive naturalist and freelance presenter. He spent four years as a research biologist in the tropics of Ecuador, Tanzania and Vietnam. Recent presenting projects include Springwatch, CBeebies, Autumnwatch, Nature of Britain and Inside Out. Sanjida O'Connell is a director of science documentaries, a writer, and has presented on The Natural History of Britain, The British Isles: A User's Guide and Hands on Nature. Janet Sumner is a research fellow at the Open University and volcanologist. She has also presented on Science Shack, What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us and The Natural History of Great Britain.