New research shows that programmes such as David Attenborough's Dynasties and Blue Planet II, as well as the BBC's Springwatch, have caused sales of outdoor wildlife cameras to rise by 160 per cent in just one year.
The research, conducted by , who sell the garden cameras, found that one in three Brits admit to being more interested in looking out for nature in their own gardens.
The popular gadgets are ideal for monitoring wildlife movements at home, while also offering other clever applications such as surveillance, game scouting and security applications.
'It’s great to see how so many people of all ages are feeling inspired by nature documentaries and taking a real interest in their wildlife closer to home,' explains Mark Kelly, Marketing Manager at Laptops Direct.
'These documentaries seem to have inspired a generation to be more eco-conscious and think twice before doing something to harm the environment, which is an incredibly powerful message – it’s fantastic to see just how many of us have been inspired in this way.'
The research also revealed that 37 per cent who watched the series would consider local wildlife when deciding where to go on a weekend walk and would choose locations where they might be able to spot animals in their natural habitats. One in four also said they are now more eco-conscious as a result of having watched the documentaries.