Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wildlife wonder

THE Disneyland of Wildlife … that’s is how Chris Packham, BBC Springwatch presenter, describes RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk, the location for this year's programme airing from May 25 to June 11. 

According to the show's producers, Minsmere is the most wildlife-rich site in the show's 11 year history. It has 5,600 plants and animals species including 1,000 species of moth and butterfly, 336 kinds of bird and 37 mammal species.

While Springwatch is on the box for just two weeks of the year, it's impact has been much more enduring, according to the tourism industry. George Bradley, general manager of holiday lettings company Suffolk Secrets, said he's looking forward to welcoming wildlife tourists during 2015 following the Springwatch effect. 

Last year, 11,000 people visited the site during filming, double the usual visitor numbers, and it was a major boost to short break tourism throughout the year.


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Picture Credit: Common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) male in flight by Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons, FEMALE COMMON BLUE by Mike Darlow from UK Uploaded by Amada Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons, Marsh Harrier - - 923027" by Dave Green. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons, Flickr - don macauley - Red Deer by Donald Macauley from Carshalton, Surrey, UK - Red DeerUploaded by Amada Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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