Thursday, 1 October 2009

On the Humble chase of the Noble Chafer?

I had the great pleasure on Monday of meeting up with Kate Humble and a BBC film crew at Tiddesley Wood. We were filming a piece about noble chafer beetles and old orchards for an Autumnwatch piece this coming Friday night. The BBC's popular programme is encouraging people to get out there and do something.

Our noble chafer is to feature as part of a piece about the importance of old orchards and what can be found in them. Although you won't see a noble chafer flying at this time of year, I introduced Kate to methods of finding evidence of their existence.

In order to find out what happened, you'll have to watch it yourself! It's on tomorrow night (Fri 2nd Oct) at 9pm on BBC2.

Harry, SE Worcs group


  1. Hooray - Harry finally gets to introduce the whole country to the wonders of noble chafer poo! I shall look forward to seeing our lovely old orchard trees (and Harry) on Friday.

  2. I've just heard they won't have space for us after all the effort filming ... .... however it should be on the accompanying web site, I am told.