A special three-part live event will celebrate fall in New England.
Autumnwatch — New England will air at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 on Panhandle PBS.
Travel journalist Samantha Brown, BBC presenter Chris Packham and wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole will host 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.
Autumnwatch – 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.