Springwatch is back on our screens giving us unrivalled access to nature as it comes into full, beautiful bloom.

The main location for Springwatch 2023 is RSPB Arne in Dorset from where hosts Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan report live.

Other locations include Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve and the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

In addition to this, the team is taking a road trip to north Wales and Anglesey to showcase wildlife and nature there.

More than 30 live cameras will be capturing the wildlife in real time.

Here is a round-up of what to expect.

Where can I watch the Springwatch live cameras?

There are 30 cameras at RSPB Arne in Dorset giving viewers an intimate real-time peek into nature.

You can watch live footage from RSPB Arne in Dorset on YouTube here.

The BBC says of the show which started on Monday: “Springwatch is embracing the here and now, connecting viewers to spring’s miraculous moments in real time …RSPB Arne in Dorset will be home to more than 30 remote cameras – each hoping to capture the drama of spring as it unfolds.”

In addition to RSPB Arne, there are other cameras dotted all around the UK that you can check up on, including:

What else can we expect from Springwatch 2023?

As well as this, presenters Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke will bring us more scenes from nature in Dorset and Wales.

Iolo Williams goes in search of Poole Harbour’s new ospreys and white-tailed eagles. He finds out about the successful reintroduction projects that have brought these birds back to the South of England for the first time in hundreds of years.

He also takes in the spectacular wildlife meadows at Durlston Country Park Dorset, home to incredibly rare and beautiful orchids and butterflies.

And at Swanage Bay, he speaks with locals about marine life and then stops off at the National Trust’s Winspit Quarry to see a unique bat roost.

Gillian Burke goes to north Wales to seek out the specialist species at Eryri also known as Snowdonia National Park, to the seabird colonies of the coast.

She starts her adventure in the National Park with Llanberis, then heads to the Gwaith Powdwr Nature Reserve to investigate how species such as lesser horseshoe bats and palmate newts are making homes in the remnants of the former explosives factory.

She then goes to the Menai Straits and looks at research conducted by Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences.

There is also a visit to the Llŷn Peninsula to find Wales’s rarest bee species and a stop-off at one of the country’s largest seagrass meadows at Porthdinllaen.

And to cap it all, Gillian witnesses seabirds found on Ynys Môn (Anglesey) and gets up close to red squirrels. She visits the National Trust’s Cemlyn reserve to see sandwich terns, and the RSPB’s South Stack reserve to see razorbills, guillemots and puffins.

There will also be pre-recorded films looking at, among other subjects, early spider orchids, tree-dwelling bats, water voles and the meta bourneti, a spider that has made its home in Highgate Cemetery in London.

When can I watch Springwatch and the live webcams?

Springwatch is live Monday to Thursday now until 15 June on BBC Two. The daily wildlife cameras are live from 10am to 10pm and will be streaming across multiple platforms, including the BBC’s TikTok and YouTube daily.

Viewers can tune in on iPlayer or at bbc.co.uk/springwatch, where they can also find more content.

Springwatch’s digital team will also be showcasing the best of the footage and photos that viewers send in via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, tagging @BBCSpringwatch.

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