Do not forget to watch Martin Hughes-Games on Springwatch ‘Unsprung’ tonight at 9pm BBC2.
There will be more questions and mystery items to keep you poised on the edge of your seat.

Thursday 9pm on BBC2

Now with its own slot on BBC2, Martin will host the half hour weekly edition of the audience-led show. He will be discussing the week’s biggest events and talking points, tackling audience questions, following debates, and of course, keeping you on your toes with special guests and mystery items.

Saturday 22nd May 2010
Natural History Museum, London

Free Entry

Join Martin and the other Spring Watch presenters for a special celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, alongside other UK partner organisations in the International Year of Biodiversity. Share the day with scientists and artists. The new Young Darwin Prize will be unveiled.

Most of the day’s events will take place in the Orange Zone area of the Museum, mainly around the Darwin Centre and in the Wildlife Garden.

 Events happening throughout the day include

  • Science roadshow in the Darwin Centre cocoon building – meet Museum scientists and ask them about their favourite specimens.
  • Nature Live talks in the Attenborough Studio – topics range from the biodiversity of the food on your plate to our search for new creatures across the world.
  • Live link-ups in the Attenborough Studio to other festivities in the UK.
  • Public launch of the new Young Darwin Prize to find the best nature news videos. The prize is open to school or community groups in age groups 7-11 and 11-14 years. More details are on the Young Darwin Prize website.
  • Creation of a special biodiversity day elephant sculpture, to join our two decorated elephants already on display on the West lawn and on Museum Lane, part of The Elephant Parade in London.
  • Family drawing workshop on the variety of specimens in the Museum and the special biodiversity day elephant.
  • Theatre and arts performances throughout the day.
  • Nettle Weekend in the Museum and the Wildlife Garden with talks, activities crafts and refreshments.

As the whole of the British Isles faces up to what is now the coldest and “whitest” winter for decades, our wildlife is forced to endure huge challenges.

As we struggle to cope, how does nature survive and adapt? The Springwatch/Autumnwatch team and friends have been out investigating what the big freeze really means for our wild animals.

Snow Watch, a specially-commissioned winter wildlife special, will report from wildlife hotspots around the UK, discussing who are the winners and losers, and offering advice on what we can do to help in our own gardens.

Tim Scoones, Executive Producer, says: “We are delighted to be able to report on what could be one of the most difficult periods our native wildlife has faced in years.

“We have fascinating stories pouring in from around the country about how our wildlife is trying to cope, and how wildlife enthusiasts are doing their best to help.”

Join our Martin Hughes-Games with Chris Packham, Kate Humble, Simon King and all the team for up-to-the minute reports, insight and analysis.

Viewers can contact the team with their own wildlife stories, photos or videos from the big freeze through the website,

Snow Watch is on BBC Two at 8.00pm on Wednesday 13 January 2010