Soak in our nation’s fall colors and much more with ‘Autumnwatch’

You can get your fall colors “fix” during a three-part event coming to Arizona PBS this month.

“Autumnwatch – New England” will air as a three-part miniseries Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 9 p.m.

Travel journalist Samantha Brown, BBC presenter Chris Packham and wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole host the multi-platform television experience from alongside Squam Lake, New Hampshire. The series will include a mix of live feeds and pre-taped footage from across New England.

Travel to 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, in this live production.

The miniseries 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. Local experts in food, wildlife, music, literature and history will join the trio of hosts each night to showcase characteristics special to New England.  There are segments that highlight Native American history and traditions, Halloween traditions, regional fairs and the many farms that provide the region with its rich varieties of apples, pumpkins, cranberries and maple syrups.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

Grab a seat at the campfire with Samantha Brown and Chris Packham for a live adventure into the culture and wildlife that make fall in New England special. Peek at leaf-changing science, catch backyard drama and see wildlife at night with Bob Poole.

Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

Swirl into the world of maple syrup with Vivian Howard. Take a trip to Maine’s Fryeburg Fair, discover the magic of caterpillars and learn more about the birds soaring across New England skies each fall.

Friday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m.

Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals with Samantha Brown and Chris Packham. Catch gangs of turkeys and rare bird art. Peek into the world of nighttime critters with Bob Poole.

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