John Plunkett: The wildlife cameraman extraordinaire has left the series – how will the show cope without his stoicism and names for rutting deer?
Nature readings from 1753 until present day – including information from Springwatch viewers – show that change has been greatest in past 25 years
John Plunkett: No Bill Oddie, a later slot and a longer run for the 2009 edition of BBC2's popular wildlife show
Visions of the Natural World - an exhibition by wildlife photographer William A Bolton
Penny Anderson: If there's one thing you learn from Autumnwatch, it's that cute animals die awful deaths
Tonight I'm watching Autumnwatch, BBC2, 8pm. Join me, why don't you? Binoculars not required.
John Plunkett will be here on Wednesday evening live blogging Autumnwatch on BBC2, 8pm-9pm.