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BBC Springwatch: Chris Packham hails maker of 27,000 swift boxes

TV naturalist Chris Packham has hailed the "astonishing achievement" of a man who made 27,000 swift boxes. John Stimpson, 79, from Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, started making the boxes 13 years ago, after retiring. Swifts fly to the UK from Africa each spring to breed but their population has fallen by more...
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Springwatch: Chris Packham and Megan's real-life relationship

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham has recently welcomed his stepdaughter Megan McCubbin onto the show as a guest presenter, but what is their relationship like in real life? Find out more here... Chris and Megan are very close, with Megan having known him she was aged two. She even moved in...
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‘Stop talking, start acting’ on plastic waste, Chris Packham urges G7

The world’s surging levels of plastic waste can only be effectively tackled through a major unified international effort which must be enshrined in a “global plastics treaty”, figures and institutions have said.Calling for the issue to be a priority at next month’s G7 summit in Cornwall, television presenter Chris Packham, along with Nestlé, the Co-op, and Aldi, as well as raft of politicians and NGOs are all urging the government to set out a globally aligned approach to deal with the problem.The letter says: “Some 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced every year. Less than 10 per cent...

Chris Packham scores himself out of 10 after every episode of Springwatch

With Springwatch returning to our screens from Tuesday 25th May to Friday 11th June 2021, we are eagerly waiting to welcome Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Gillian Burke, Iolo Williams and Megan McCubbin back into our lives, Tuesday to Friday for three weeks. Broadcasting live from three different filming hubs, they'll talk us through all the natural wonders of spring.

Chris Packham on swapping Springwatch for Strictly Come Dancing

Presenter Chris Packham has confessed he would never swap Springwatch for Strictly Come Dancing, explaining it should be left to people who "look better in glitter". Chris, who resides in the New Forest, told Wales Online that his environmental rallying always comes first. While he might consider other TV opportunities to reach a new audience, he would never go for the foxtrot over the fox's den.
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Meet Springwatch star Chris Packham's family

We're delighted to see Chris Packham back on our screens for Springwatch this week, but how much do you know about the man himself when he's not teaching us all about nature? Does he have a partner and children, or is he a bachelor?. Find out everything you need to...

BBC Springwatch: Norfolk to host Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan

The BBC's Springwatch programme is to celebrate the best in British wildlife from a new home in Norfolk. Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will be at Wild Ken Hill, a sustainable farming project in the west of the county, it has been confirmed. Stars of the show will be...

How nature helped Chris Packham understand his mental health

Chris Packham’s 18th birthday wasn’t like most people’s. “It was one of the most miserable days of my life,” recalls the naturalist and TV presenter, who grew up in suburban Southampton, Hampshire. He took a bus out to the village of Fritham in the New Forest ​“and I just walked till it got dark. Then I got the last bus back. It was really, really cold, and I didn’t see any wildlife.
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Chris Packham pitches supermarkets with alternative to caterpillar cakes

Chris Packham has suggested supermarkets “modify” their caterpillar cakes to different UK species of butterflies or moths, amid Aldi’s copyright row with Marks & Spencer. The discount supermarket recently announced it is bringing back its Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake, despite the fact it is the subject of a copyright infringement...

Chris Packham named as a guest judge on exciting new photography series

Chris Packham has been named as a guest judge on new BBC series The Great British Photography Challenge. The Springwatch presenter and nature expert is an award-winning photographer, so he's perfectly placed to give advice to those taking part. The series will be overseen by celebrity portrait photographer Rankin, who'll...