Autumnwatch - New England

(Rochester, NY) – As part of a co-production partnership with the BBC, a new three-part live event, Autumnwatch - New England will showcase the colorful landscapes of New England, meet a cast of unforgettable wildlife characters, and experience some of the best autumn has to offer, including leaf gazing, pumpkin carving and cranberry harvesting. Autumnwatch - New England airs Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 2018 at 8 p.m. and Friday, October 19 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Travel journalist Samantha Brown, wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole and BBC presenter Chris Packham host the live nature show celebrating fall in New England. The multi-platform television experience from alongside Squam Lake, New Hampshire. Similar in format to PBS’ previous summer spectacles Big Blue Live and Wild Alaska Live, the new series will include a mix of live feeds and pre-taped footage from across New England.

Unique to Autumnwatch - New England, the live event will focus on cultural traditions and historical sites in addition to local wildlife and the colorful gold and red landscapes in the region that’s best known for them. To accomplish this, local experts in food, wildlife, music, literature and history will join the trio of hosts each night to showcase characteristics special to New England. Cameras will be there to capture time-lapse changes of fall foliage; a quest for majestic moose in Maine; key wildlife species like squirrels, chipmunks and turkey gangs as they invade backyards in preparation for the winter months; and the critters like owls, bats and bears that make the most of nighttime.

Photo caption: Fall foliage in White Mountains National Park, New Hampshire
Photo credit: Courtesy of DenisTangneyJr./Getty Images.

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