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Springwatch's Megan McCubbin shuts down trolls as she reflects on dyslexia 'superpower'

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BBC Springwatch star Megan McCubbin is having the last laugh against cruel trolls who mocked her mispronunciation of words on screen – dubbing her dyslexia a “superpower” as her career soars.Back next week in the new series of the show, the zoologist will explore the north east of England in a bid to share the benefits of spending time in nature.On her rise to TV success with the learning disorder, which affects parts of the brain that process language, Megan says: “I’ve confused words or pronounced something wrong and while I get nervous, I wouldn’t change it – dyslexia is a superpower.“I had to rewire how I learn and taught myself to grasp complex concepts.“Dyslexia is very complex and no two people learn the same.”Awareness and support have been forthcoming, continues Megan, who reveals: “Today someone asked if I wanted a script on different-coloured paper.”New research from holiday firm Lovat Parks reveals the powerful benefits to mental health from immersion in nature.Being in the presence of trees saw 81% find a boost in mental wellbeing and spending significant amounts of time in natural environments was shown to reduce the risk of developing depression in 20% of people.Megan adds: “Sit in a quiet place and you’ll see it come alive, spot things and see them in a new light.“We saw during Covid, people engaged with nature more because they had more time on their hands.“As our lives are busier again, we need to remember the joy it gave us.” The 27-year-old, who is the stepdaughter of fellow Springwatch star Chris Packham, turns to the great outdoors to keep her mental wellbeing strong.And Megan suggests anyone worried about the cost-of-living crisis should turn to nature to help control any anxiety.She adds: “This is.

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