Springwatch 2009 starts monday 25th at 8pm on BBC Two. The action continues immediatly after with a live show broadcast online.
New presenter Chris Packham joins Simon King and Kate Humble as Springwatch returns for another three-week celebration of UK wildlife – live and interactive from across the country.
Kate and Chris will be at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Norfolk, watching a host of those famous Springwatch live nest cameras. Simon this time heads for Wales, where he will be hoping to track down such elusive creatures as the polecat and the leatherback turtle, as well as planning to spend a night alone in Snowdonia.
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan, meanwhile, goes on the badger trail to Essex, providing a fascinating insight into one of Britain's favourite mammals. Switching from behind-the-scenes work as a Springwatch producer to a new presenting role, Martin Hughes-Games looks at ways to turn a UK summer holiday into a wildlife holiday.
BBC Two will also broadcast three one-hour themed specials in the week following the live event.
To get you in the mood visit the Springwatch website. It's bigger and better, building on the success of last year the team behind Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Big Cat Live have given the webcam player a boost, pimped the design, found a blogging mole and will soon be launching a user gallery.