Au­tum­n­watch New Eng­land

Chris Pack­ham and Michaela Stra­chan re­veal what to ex­pect when Au­tum­n­watch hits the USA…

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The new Au­tum­n­watch be­gins this week and the show is swap­ping its usual home in Glouces­ter­shire to go na­ture-gaz­ing in the USA. For the first time ever, the week-long series is pre­sented live from

New Hamp­shire in the Amer­i­can re­gion of New Eng­land!

‘We were in Sher­borne Park in Glouces­ter­shire for quite some time – we should have bought a house in the vil­lage!’ jokes Chris Pack­ham, who presents this year’s series with Michaela Stra­chan and Gillian Burke. ‘But it’s ex­cit­ing to move some­where new – par­tic­u­larly over­seas as the wildlife is so dif­fer­ent.’ Ev­ery Au­tumn, tourists flock to New Eng­land to wit­ness the billions of trees that cre­ate an au­tum­nal colour that can be seen from space. Gillian will be based around Squam Lake, delv­ing into the se­cret life of in­sects and newts liv­ing among the fallen leaves, while Chris and Michaela will be hop­ing to get up close and per­sonal with bears, moose, bob­cats, racoons, skunks and fly­ing squir­rels…

‘We’re based at a log cabin and ex­pect to get some re­ally good stuff,’ re­veals Chris. ‘The largest thing we bump into in Bri­tain at night is a fox or bad­ger, but they have bear and moose… Both are huge!’

Out and about

Chris and Michaela will also be go­ing on a road trip, which Michaela can’t wait for… ‘I’m look­ing for­ward to sit­ting in a car with Chris, driv­ing around iconic New Eng­land sites. I’ll be such a tourist!’ she says.

‘To be able to bring these au­tumn spec­ta­cles to the Bri­tish pub­lic is fab.’

Go west… Chris and Michaela head across the At­lantic

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