NATURE show Springwatch will be hosting its latest series at a Dorset nature reserve later this month.  

The BBC show starring Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will broadcast live from RSPB Arne in Purbeck starting on Monday, May 27 at 8pm. 

The series, first launched in 2005 by Bill Oddie and Kate Humble, will be returning to the nature reserve following the series filmed at the same place for Winterwatch. 

Episode one of the show will see Welsh ornithologist Iolo Williams at nearby Corfe Castle to keep an eye on a live nest. 

Meanwhile Megan McCubbin is stationed at a “spectacular location” on the Isle of Bute, hoping to catch a glimpse of osprey. 

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Episode two on Tuesday will see Chris and Michaela introduce a medley of live nests at Arne while Iolo Williams will be at Hengistbury Head, in search of one of the Bournemouth beauty spot’s more vocal inhabitants. 

On Wednesday’s show, Chris and Michaela commentate on the comings and goings of the live nests as the drama unfolds in Arne and Iolo returns to Hengistbury Head, where he reveals the secret drama playing out in the shallow ponds on the cliffside. 

The final show on Friday will see the presenters at Arne joined by special guest Louis VI, a zoologist and musician who takes inspiration from the natural world in the composition of his poetic and music

In Winterwatch – broadcast in mid-January – the team looked at Poole Harbour, Brownsea Lagoon and the estuary areas around Arne itself which had lots of migrant birds.