For three weeks between 25th May and 11th June 2015, presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be bringing us the sights and sounds of a wildlife extravaganza in full swing as they once again explore the reserve’s amazing variety of habitats, from sand dunes to woodland and shingle beaches to reedbeds, in search of the weird and wonderful species that live there. Minsmere is the most wildlife-rich site in Springwatch’s 11-year history
. This huge reserve on the East Anglian coast is one of the most diverse patches of the UK, with more than 5,600 plants and animals species recorded on the site. This astonishing figure includes more than 1,000 species of moth and butterfly, 336 kinds of bird and 37 species of mammal.
This year, the cast of firm favourites such as last year’s show-stealing stars, the bitterns, as well as otters and avocets, will be joined by a host of new characters, including rare species like reedbed-specialists the marsh harriers, nocturnal moth-eating nightjars, and the UK’s only venomous snake, the adder.
Click on the link above to download the Minsmere Reverve Map in PDF format.