A look at the Mediterranean maquis, one of Europe's distinctive natural ecosystems and home to some startlingly exotic wildlife. Also examined is how animals withstand the heat where the sun reigns supreme from spring until high summer.
A look at effects of breakers crashing the Atlantic coast, leaving a mineral world of earth, rock and water, swept by raging winds. A haven for flora and fauna, these cliffs represent one of Europe's distinctive natural ecosystems.
Examining the Alpine peaks, one of Europe's distinctive natural ecosystems, and the giant mineral monument of Mont Blanc. Living organisms are subject to extreme conditions, yet some plants and animals have succeed in adapting.
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Premiered: October 18, 2012
Premise: Observing wildlife in Europe's varied ecosystems, from ocean cliffs, dunes and forests to farmlands, marshes, wetlands, urban countryside, sea bottoms, scrublands and wild rivers.