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Next week's Springwatch at Wild Ken Hill sees Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan revisiting the reserve



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With a slight delay due to an early Chelsea Flower show, Springwatch, the popular BBC nature programme will be being filmed at Wild Ken Hill, Snettisham from next week.

Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan return to the reserve on Monday to follow the progress of the rewilding site that they have visited since its start.

There will be three weeks of live filming as the presenters observe live wildlife action through thermal cameras placed around the site.

WIld Ken Hill, BBC Autumnwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan. Picture credit: Andrew Waddison AW PR (52681518)
WIld Ken Hill, BBC Autumnwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan. Picture credit: Andrew Waddison AW PR (52681518)

A recent introduction of Tamworth piglets will no doubt be of interest with the six new additions another herd of wild animals that have been introduced to the site.

The rewilding site at Wild Ken Hill sees project manager Dominic Buscal leading regeneration initiatives since its aim in 2019 to return hundreds of acres of farmland back to nature.

On the agenda is a one day nature festival this September called Gathering.

Launch Event for - Gathering at Wild Ken Hill - A New One Day Nature Festival which will celebrate the natural world on Saturday 17th September 2022...Dominic Buscall (Project Manager at Wild Ken Hill) and Ruth Dillon (Director of Gathering) (Picture Paul Marsh). (56582492)
Launch Event for - Gathering at Wild Ken Hill - A New One Day Nature Festival which will celebrate the natural world on Saturday 17th September 2022...Dominic Buscall (Project Manager at Wild Ken Hill) and Ruth Dillon (Director of Gathering) (Picture Paul Marsh). (56582492)

Since its opening the site has seen wild Exmoor ponies roaming free, a beaver enclosure and a restoration of natural wildlife.

BBC's The Watches have been following the site's progress and viewers can tune in on BBC 2 on Monday, May 30, on BBC 2 at 8pm.

Launch Event for - Gathering at Wild Ken Hill - A New One Day Nature Festival which will celebrate the natural world on Saturday 17th September 2022...Piglets are the new Arrivals at Wild Ken Hill (Picture Paul Marsh). (56582233)
Launch Event for - Gathering at Wild Ken Hill - A New One Day Nature Festival which will celebrate the natural world on Saturday 17th September 2022...Piglets are the new Arrivals at Wild Ken Hill (Picture Paul Marsh). (56582233)
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BBC Winterwatch 2022 Broadcasting From Wild Ken Hill at Snettisham (Picture Paul Marsh)..Michaela Strachan. (54371570)
BBC Winterwatch 2022 Broadcasting From Wild Ken Hill at Snettisham (Picture Paul Marsh)..Michaela Strachan. (54371570)


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