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A View of the Islands: 1: Escape to Nature

on BBC Two England

The first in a film trilogy about the Channel Islands.

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall
The mild southern climate of the isles, which brings on the early produce for export and the influx of tourists, also means a fauna and flora different from Britain's. Rare wild orchids, moths like the Jersey Tiger, unusual plovers and warblers, and the coveted ormer - a giant limpet - are among the specialities.
The islands too are a special home for myriads of seabirds, and boast one of the newest gannetries in Europe and the largest stormy petrel assembly in the world. A naturalist in the Channel Islands can still get away from it all; the green off-lying islets are a sanctuary for bird-watchers as well as birds.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1 South and West)


Jeffery Boswall
Roderick Dobson

BBC Two England

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