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The Decline of Wildness

During the early history of our species, we humans were intimately tied to natural ecosystems, playing the role of both predator and prey. Once we established permanent settlements and began to cultivate crops and domesticate animals...Show More Summary

Hutton Lake NWR

Hutton National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Laramie Basin, SSW of Laramie, Wyoming. This preserve, established to protect habitat for migrant waterfowl, is reached via a series of dirt-gravel roads that are easily traversed by most vehicles. Show More Summary

Springwatch Eve anticipation and excitement

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Our social media producer writes about his excitement before his first series of Springwatch.

The dramatic impact warmer weather is having on our wild flowers

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Trevor Dines from Plantlife writes on how soaring temperatures and global warming are affecting our plants.

From Yellowstone to Lander

Not wanting to backtrack along the Interstates, I decided to alter my return route to Colorado. This morning, I headed south through the scenic Yellowstone River Valley to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Arriving early,...Show More Summary

The science behind one of the British Isle's strangest phenomena

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of midges appear in the Scottish highlands. But from where, and why?

Meet the woman who committed 120 seconds to nature

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An amazing commitment to saving our beaches and marine life.

Scenic Valleys of Montana

Based on my one day excursion through southwestern Montana, the region is characterized by majestic ranges separated by wide valleys (some comparable to the parklands of Colorado). This geography appeals to me, allowing one to admire...Show More Summary

A taste of things to come

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Series Editor Rosemary Edwards writes about why she's looking forward to BBC Springwatch having a new home.

Appalachian Trip

The previous weekend, a friend and I attended the Mt. Rogers Naturalist Rally at the Konnarock Community Center. On the way Friday, we visited the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, Virginia. This Mastodon skull was found by Virginia Tech researchers in the area. Show More Summary

Rivers and Ranges

Leaving Denver at sunrise this morning, I headed north on Interstate 25, passing the snowy peaks of the Front Range and undulating across the Piedmont, dipping to cross tributaries of the South Platte River. Approaching the Wyoming line,...Show More Summary

North to Montana

In my 40-plus years of road trips, I have visited all but one of the Lower 48 States; that single exception is North Dakota, which I hope to visit this coming fall. A close second is Montana, which I drove into for several miles during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park back in the early nineties. Show More Summary

The Morning After

On this cold, cloudy morning along the Colorado Front Range, the snowstorm had moved on but large patches of heavy, wet snow still covered most of our Littleton farm. Cottontails were everywhere, taking advantage of the prolonged darkness...Show More Summary

New things to come...

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BBC Springwatch Series Producer Chris Howard writes about why he's looking forward to the upcoming series of Springwatch.

Instagram Takeover: Russ Underwood

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BBC Springwatch has asked Instagram user @SnappyRuss to look after our account for the weekend. He's been talking about why he's looking forward to it.

A May Snowstorm

One of the joys or drawbacks of living along the Colorado Front Range (depending on one's point of view) is that snow may fall from early September through early June. Today's snowstorm is thus not unusual; indeed, following a mild winter...Show More Summary

Storksbill

Read any wildflower manual and you will learn that storksbill favors sunny, dry areas and is most often found in sandy soil, in sparsely vegetated fields or in overgrazed pastures. This explains why storksbill is abundant in the "lawn...Show More Summary

Black-chinned Hummingbirds

On my visit to South Platte Park this morning, I encountered 30 species of birds. Yellow warblers were especially common, joined by a fair number of yellow-breasted chats, gray catbirds and spotted towhees. But the highlight of my visit...Show More Summary

Can you do something 'wild' everyday for a month?

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Getting outside isn't always easy, but this June we're being encouraged to get into the wilderness and do something wild.

How Springwatch is keeping things green

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Springwatch has a clear commitment to doing our bit to help save the planet.

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