'Winterwatch' 2022: When is it back? Where is it set? All you need to know

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The 'Winterwatch' team are getting back outdoors. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

It may be freezing outside, but there's still plenty of wildlife and nature to enjoy, even on the coldest winter day.

BBC Two's Winterwatch celebrates the season with a new series that gets outdoors for a bracing breath of fresh air with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

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Here's all you need to know about when it's on TV, where it will be filming from, and how you can get involved.

When is Winterwatch 2022 on TV?

Popular annual series Winterwatch returns for 2022 tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm on BBC Two.

The eight-episode series will air again on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and then from Tuesday to Friday next week, finishing on 28 January.

Who are the presenters?

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Michaela Strachan is back after being stuck in South Africa last year. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

A familiar presenting team is back at the helm, with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams guiding us through the season.

There's a warm welcome back for Strachan, who missed out on last year's Winterwatch as she was in South Africa and couldn't travel back for the series due to restrictions.

Also back on the team this series is Packham's stepdaughter Megan McCubbin, a zoologist and TV presenter who was introduced to Winterwatch viewers last year.

Where is Winterwatch filmed?

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Chris Packham returns to Norfolk. (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

Packham and Strachan take on the main presenting duties from Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, where they'll be using thermal cameras once again to show what the wildlife gets up to after dark.

Stoats, otters, wading birds and owls all fall under their spotlight during the next two weeks of the series and Strachan will also be finding out more about animals who survive the winter inside trees.

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Williams reports in from the Isle of Mull where he gives a glimpse inside an eagle nest, while McCubbin is on location at Castle Espie in Northern Ireland to meet hedgehogs and eels.

For the first time, all three filming locations will have live cameras picking up any wildlife action taking place during the series.

Although regular presenter Gillian Burke isn't doing any live hosting this time, she has prerecorded reports from the Cotswolds and the South West.

How you can get involved

If you're feeling inspired to enjoy the winter landscape, too, make sure you take a look at the show's winter watchlist which tells you the plants, insects, animals and birds you can spot where you live.

Viewers are encouraged to share any of their own wintry wildlife photos and findings on social media and the series also offers some handy tips on how you can help species to survive over the harshest months of the year.

The watchlist has been divided up into easy, medium and hard finds, giving something to spot for every enthusiast from novices to pros.

Winterwatch 2022 begins tonight on BBC Two at 8pm.

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