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Nature programmes on the TV



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    There will be a wildlife-themed episode of Nationwide :D on Friday.

    Looking at history of the Wolf and Bear in Ireland, I think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Show on BBC1 right now about intelligence in animals.

  • Registered Users Posts: 350 ✭✭bogtreader

    Its a bit late there is prog on BBC2 about planting wildflowers in your garden
    Its called Bees butterflies and blooms there is more two episode.
    Sorry whyulittle i am competing with you

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    At a time when wildlife is disappearing across the planet, one animal is making a comeback - the wolf.

    Wolves were wiped out across much of America, with more than a million wolves estimated to have been shot, poisoned or trapped when European settlers arrived.

    This enthralling series documents the return of one very special wolf pack to the snowy peaks of Washington's Cascade Mountains - the first to return to the American Northwest in 70 years.

    Thursday April 5th 2012 at 21:00 on BBC1.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.

    On channel 4 now wild urban foxes live.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Bummer, thought they might have given us a break from MHG this year.
    For three weeks on BBC Two, from 28 May to 14 June, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes‐Games follow stories of survival in Spring, a crucial time for wildlife.

    As well as watching the action on all the live cameras, the series will reveal the beauty and drama of this exciting season as spring unfolds. Springwatch will also report on the latest wildlife news from across the UK, reacting to stories as they happen, and investigating the events that matter.

    Springwatch will once again involve viewers in surveys, inspire everyone to get outdoors, to share their stories and most importantly make a difference to the understanding of nature.

    This year, Springwatch has a string of firsts for wildlife lovers to enjoy, including:

    seeing into the heart of a kingfisher’s nest
    witnessing internal rivalry in a family of urban peregrines
    delving underground to film moles

    More at BBC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 347 ✭✭Pie Man

    Nationwide takes a trip to Rockabill island, an important seabird breeding island, especially notable for its terns.!v=10056225

  • Registered Users Posts: 959 ✭✭✭maringo

    Watched it, great programme. Some wonderful shots of the birds :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭V_Moth

    Pie Man wrote: »
    Nationwide takes a trip to Rockabill island, an important seabird breeding island, especially notable for its terns.!v=10056225

    Very interesting programme. Having done a season as a Rockabill warden, I can say it gives an accurate picture of what it is like out there during the summer. A very special place indeed...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Autumnwatch on BBC for just one week from Tuesday October 30th.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Just a reminder that Autumnwatch runs from tonight until Friday.

  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.

    Attenborough's Ark: Natural World Special
    Friday 21:00 BBC 2

    David Attenborough picks 10 animals he would save from extinction.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Boy we're really getting through the seasons!

    Winterwatch running from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th January on BBC2.

    Africa, which started on Wednesday was pretty good. 5 more episodes to come.

    There were also a few mad things on a new series of Nature's Weirdest Events aired during the week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,485 ✭✭✭Birdnuts

    Have to say the Attenboroughs latest offering is simply breath-taking. Great to know there are still a few places left where you can experience the type of wildife our earliest ancestors would have known:cool:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭trebor28

    Saw some of Africa the other night but not all of it. Looked good thought.

    Thought natures weirdest events by Chris packham was very good. Some very interesting occurrences that you wouldn't normally see.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    The first episode of Africa is on repeat on BBC1 today at 17:35.

  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,824 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo

    I watched it this morning on the iPlayer, was great. Although it seems to be laying the old anthropomorphism on a bit thicker than other recent series (though the bit with the black Rhino in the starlight was great). It seems to be a bit more lighthearted too what with the tone of the music in some scenes. Definitely pulling its punches a bit regards showing the harsher realities, having the birds show up just in time to save their chicks seemed a bit too good to be true to me.

    Good start to the series though, the Giraffe fight was brutal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    RTE 1, Monday January 7th @ 19:30.
    In this documentary series, Dr. Éamonn Ó Ciardha looks at our complex relationship with the Wolf, taking us on a hair raising journey into Ireland's past, exploring the background to what many of us experience as an instinctive fear of the Wolf or Mac Tíre - son of the land. A land that was in increasing turmoil at the turn of the 16th century as plantation settlers began to arrive. For them, the wolf became a fearsome symbol of this wild and dangerous land.

    Large-scale farming and deforestation saw the wolf rapidly losing its hunting and breeding grounds. But war, rebellion and fighting between settlers and a growing number of Irish rebels provided rich pickings for wolves - preying on livestock and scavenging on the fallen. The terrified settlers called their new home "Wolfland".

    The first programme in the series looks at the traces and tracks the wolf has left with us in Ireland, within the landscape and place names, the language, the literature and the mythology. Roaming the land for some 20,000 years the wolf was certainly feared, but also revered in Ireland. It was a creature that symbolised strength and courage to the native Irish, but to the arriving settlers from the 16th century onwards the wolf was a dark and savage creature representing all that needed tamed in Ireland.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    The Polar Bear Family & Me
    BBC2, Monday January 7th @ 21:30.
    First episode of three.
    Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan follows a wild polar bear family over three seasons in Svalbard.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Spotted an interesting post on the Facebook page of Gillian Marsh TV, who make 'Living the Wildlife'.
    "In Good Hands", almost finished and ready for broadcast in May of 2013 and Living the wildlife in the edit and will be on air RTÉ One Tuesday 26th Febuary to kick start "RTE goes wild season". It's been a busy year but we have 2 great series to show for it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Ainmhithe na hÉireann
    TG4, Tuesday January 8th @ 20:00
    Episode 1 of 6.

    David Attenborough's Galapagos
    Sky1, Tuesday January 8th @ 21:00
    Episode 2 of 3.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    Just a reminder that Winterwatch starts tonight at 20:30 on BBC2.

    Also, concluding part of Wolfland on RTE1 at 19:30.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey

    Programme on Irish wolves RTE1 now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.

    RTE 1 Nationwide friday 18 @ 19:00

    Covering the Killiney red squirrel augmentation, from capture in Wexford to removal of the radio tracking collars this week.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 3,055 Mod ✭✭✭✭OpenYourEyes

    New programme on Channel 4 starting next Monday - 'Wild Things'

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭dodderangler

    Programme on Irish wolves RTE1 now.
    Program on now called wolf land bbc2

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,220 ✭✭✭cameramonkey

    Ainmhithe na hÉireann (R) Tue 20:00

    Following young salmon smolt on their journey to the sea as they face a constant threat from herons and kingfishers, plus how larger fish battle their way to spawning beds upstream. Éamon de Buitlear presents.

  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,824 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo

    Brian Cox's new show, Wonders of Life is on tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm. He usually does astronomy/physics stuff but this series focuses on the origins of life and that kind of stuff. The first episode was last week and I enjoyed it quite a bit, its a good bit more science (and even philosophacilly) orientated than the likes of Attenborough but even so there was some really great wildlife footage in it. Well worth a look.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle

    New series of Living the Wildlife starts on Tuesday March 5th at 7pm.