Countrywise is a new series on ITV1 starting today at 7.30pm. Paul Heiney explores rural Britain and meets the people who make it special.
Gardeners’ World makes a welcome return tomorrow on BBC2 at 8.00pm with the first of three hour-long specials. This one is The Plant Addicts in which Carol Klein reveals how plants have played an integral part in her life.
Sunday on BBC2 at 8.00pm sees Yellowstone 1/3. Winter. This new series looks at America’s original national park which was established in 1872, and is mostly located in Wyoming. The programme is being shown again on Monday BBC2 at 7.00pm.
NiC over on London Daily Nature Photo featured this sparrow on Monday where I commented that I rarely see any nowadays. However on Tuesday around 5.30.pm I heard birds twittering away in the trees outside. I looked and was amazed to see around fifty of them in the tree tops. Sadly once one of our most common birds it is now a rarity, with London alone having lost two-thirds of them since the mid-1990s. Who Killed the Cockney Sparrer? on BBC Radio 4 next Wednesday at 9.00pm investigates just why these little beauties are now in real danger of extinction.
Have a good weekend!