Episode 2: France, Channel Islands, and EnglandAnimals, Nature|50:24|G
The journey continues over the Pyrenees to France. Orlu National Park is a rich upland area south of Toulouse and home to the largest squirrel in the world - the marmot. On lowland near Toulouse and rural Ariege, you'll find fertile land where beautiful bee-eaters and snakes are common. Facing Arcachon Bay, some 40 miles from Bordeaux, we discover Europe's tallest sand dune overlooking Europe's biggest coastal pine forest. In Brittany west of Nantes, we visit one of the largest marshes in France with its amazing variety of wetland birds, birds of prey and alien muskrats. On the Channel Islands we find a rich underwater world created by the warm sea of Gulf Stream, and on land an unusual blonde hedgehog and the most colourful lizard in Europe. On the Cornish coast of England, Grey Atlantic Seals haul up to give birth to their young. On the Isles of Scilly, the south-westerly point of Britain, American birds which have lost their way on their migratory flights to south America have turned up after mistakenly crossed 3,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean.