Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch
Springwatch 2018 came from the National Trust's Sherborne Park Estate in the Cotwolds. We were live for 12 nights over 3 weeks. Chris Packham, Gillian Burke and myself presented this year, bringing viewers the very best of British wildlife mixed with a bit of science, fact, fun and humour. Guest presenters Steve Backshall, Iolo Williams, Lucy Cooke and Patrick Aryee also joined us.
For Autumnwatch we're breaking the mould and coming live from New England in America to see the spectacle of the autumn fall and hoping to see amazing wildlife from bald eagles to bears, beavers to bobcats.
OLD MOUT CIDER'S SAVE THE KIWI CAMPAIGN
For the last 2 years I've been working with Old Mout Cider on their campaign to save the highly endangered kiwi bird from extinction in New Zealand. The campaign has worked with the charity Kiwis For Kiwi and supported New Zealand's ambitious plan to save the national icon by creating predator free islands. I've been out to NZ twice to film the project and get to know and love these amazing little birds.
I've been booked for all kinds on talks including Countryfile Live, the Hampton Court Flower Show, Fringe On The Sea festival, The Natural History Museum, Dogfest and various cruise ships. I've also written for the travel section of The Mail On Sunday, presented events including The National Pet Show, videos for Visit Eastbourne, promoting National Canoeing Week and judging for Nat Geo Kids.
Being a Mum!
In between, I'm at home being a mum, doing the school run, the soccer run, the cricket run, and the 5 mile run!! (as well as a bit of yoga and pilates!)
My Book and Show
My first book! It's called 'Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures', a book of fun and factual animal rhymes. It's a book of animal poems for children all about my experiences and adventures filming with wildlfe. It's full of photos and fab illustrations by Sarah Horne. It's published by Franklin Watts and can be ordered on Amazon.
We made the book into
a theatre show and took it on a tour in the Feb and Easter school holidays 2013 which was a lot of fun. I now do the show as a scaled down version of the show at events, zoos and wildlife parks including 'Yorkshire Wildlife Park', 'Camp Bestival', 'Adventure Valley' and 'Twycross Zoo'.