What have Autumnwatch been up to this week?
Westonbirt is getting ready to host BBC Autumnwatch Live in October - the arboretum is buzzing with excitement and with only a week to go before the first broadcast, some of the team's camera crew have been out and about making the most of the glorious sunshine to get footage for the shows.
In the Old Arboretum and across Silk Wood, cameraman Louis has been returning regularly to his lapsed-time camera positions to take new footage. The film gained across several weeks will be edited to show Westonbirt's colourful progression into autumn.
Louis' work sees him set up positions all around the arboretum, including up this very tall Scott's pine. Our tree team are helping him each week by getting him safely to the height he needs with the MEWP - the mobile elevated work platform (or cherry picker as it's sometimes known).
We've also welcomed specialist wildlife camerman Lindsay, who has been investigating the wildlife across the arboretum with another member of our tree team. Early starts have been necessary - but I'm assured they've got what they were after!
The excitement really kicks off next week when the team come on site to get ready for the first show on Friday 7th October - we'll post more pics of the set up and behind the scenes action then.