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Earth's Restless Surface book

  • written by Deirdre Janson-Smith
  • 112 pages
  • paperback
  • science
  • 19x25cm

Minerals book

  • 8 pages
  • pamphlet
  • 24.5x16x0.5cm

Dinosaurs (First Reading)

  • by Conrad Mason and Daniel Howarth
  • educational early reading book
  • suitable for children 4+
  • hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • 13x1x19cm

The Pebble in my Pocket: A History of Our Earth

  • by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady
  • shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Award
  • educational
  • ages 5+
  • paperback
  • 40 pages
  • 27x0.6x20cm 

My First Dinosaur (My First Board Book)

  • a DK Children book
  • ages 2-5
  • educational
  • bardobook
  • 36 pages
  • 14 x 2 x 15cm

In the Blink of an Eye

  • by Andrew parker
  • published in association with the Natural History Museum
  • A stunning exploration of the cause of the ‘Big Bang’ of evolution: the development of the eye and the birth of predation.
  • Fully revised and updated edition of this international bestseller
  • suitable for adults
  • paperback
  • 352 pages
  • 19.8 x 12.9cm 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Unforgettable Portraits

  • hardback
  • published by the Natural History Museum
  • 26 x 1.4 x 26cm
  • 128 pages

Our Planet Netflix book

  • by Alastair Fothergill Keith Scholey and Fred Pearce
  • hardback
  • 320 pages
  • 22.5 x 2.5 x 28.6cm

Earth From Space BBC book

  • by Michael Bright and Chloe Sarosh
  • hardback
  • 288 pages
  • 25.8 x 2.3 x 28.6cm

How Did I Get Here?

  • by Philip Bunting
  • hardback
  • 32 pages
  • 25 x 1.6 x 26cm
  • recommended for ages 5-7

Darwin's Tree of Life

  • by Michael Bright
  • hardback
  • 48 pages
  • 24 x 1 x 30cm
  • recommended for ages 7-12

The Chimpanzee & Me

  • by Ben Garrod
  • hardback
  • 256 pages
  • 16 x 3 x 22cm
  • recommended for young adults

Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

  • by Ken Thompson
  • paperback
  • 256 pages
  • 13 x 2 x 20cm

Does It Fart?

  • by Nick Caruso
  • paperback
  • 48 pages
  • 23 x 0.3 x 26cm
  • recommended for ages 6-8

The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland

A fully illustrated guide to the British and Irish flora. Its restriction to the British Isles allows far more specific detail about plants appearing in certain areas, local information and extensive maps making identification easier. Also includes information about grasses, sedges, rushes, horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

Ladybirds

This book outlines the fascinating natural history of the gardener's closest ally and suggests ways in which we can make our gardens more attractive to ladybirds. One in a series of 7 excellent value books.

Earthworms: Nature's Gardeners

Covers the natural history of these useful creatures and how to harness their activities to benefit your garden and environment.

Garden Tits

The tit family are amongst the most popular of all birds with the general public. In winter, in many areas of Europe, species such as Great, Blue and Coal Tits are frequent visitors to birdfeeders; in summer they commonly breed in the nest-boxes provided for them. Their abundance, high activity and approachability make them some of the most easily observed of birds.

Identify Our Owls DVD

This DVD, produced by CJ Wildlife, provides complete coverage of all 13 species of European Owl. With up to five minutes of excellent commentary and superb video clips per species, you will soon learn to recognise them!

Attracting Garden Birds DVD

This DVD, produced by CJ Wildlife, is more than an identification guide to practically every garden bird you are likely to see; this DVD is also full of tips on making your garden more attractive to a wider range of species.

Spiders in the Garden

No matter where you live, you will provide a home for spiders of one kind or another! This intriguing book introduces you to the many different species you may see in your garden and provides information about their behaviour and how to identify them.

Wildflowers for Wildlife

Details and advice on plants to make your garden wildlife friendly. Suggests suitable plants for a range of garden types.

Garden Beetles

This book outlines how to make a beetle friendly garden, and in doing so, making it more friendly to a host of other wildlife. Species portraits of the commonest beetles found by gardeners and answers to frequently asked questions about beetles.

The Garden Wildlife Survival Guide

Many forms of wildlife are turning to our gardens for food and shelter as their natural countryside habitats disappear.

ID Chart - The Freshwater Name Trail

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Freshwater Animals is aimed at KS2 children and above.

ID Chart - Tree Name Trail

This 12 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Trees has been produced with the support of the Forestry Commission. It contains a full colour illustrated key to leaves, twigs, fruits and seeds of the most common broadleaved and coniferous trees of Britain and Ireland.

ID Chart - Top 50 Garden Birds

This 12 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of the top 50 Garden Birds, features many of the species you are likely to find in the garden throughout the year.

ID Chart - Woodland Name Trail

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Woodland animals is a simple key that is designed to enable children and beginners to identify the invertebrates commonly found in woodland soils and leaf litter.

ID Chart - Reptiles and Amphibians

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Reptiles and Amphibians includes British and Irish newts, frogs, toads, lizards and snakes.

ID Chart - Caterpillars

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Caterpillars illustrates the caterpillars of 57 of Britain's butterfly species.

ID Chart - Ladybirds

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Ladybirds has been created in collaboration with the UK Ladybird Survey, which aims to facilitate the recording of all of the UK's ladybirds.

ID Chart - British Land Mammals

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of British Land Mammals covers the main identification features of British land mammals and has both text and colour illustrations.

ID Chart - Dragonflies and Damselflies

This 12 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain covers 16 damselfly species and 28 dragonfly species. It is an easy to use key to help identify your find with text that provides details of life cycle and a list of British species.

ID Chart - Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of the Day-flying Moths of Britain shows 103 species of day flying macro moths, including a few very common species that are not strictly day flying but are regularly disturbed from vegetation by day.

ID Chart - Guide to British Owls

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of British Owls covers the five resident species of owls in Britain. The guide provides information on hunting and food chains and details of size, call, habitat, breeding range, main prey and status for each species.

ID Chart - Guide to Bees of Britain

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Bees of Britain has been produced in conjunction with the invertebrate conservation charity Buglife.

The Red Kites of Wales

The success story of the conservation of the Red Kite in Wales has been told many times in the media and still stands as one of the most successful conservation initiatives ever undertaken.

The Red Kite

This book describes the history of the Red Kite and its long association with man. Explains why populations in many areas are now recovering and the serious threats they still face in parts of their range. There is a full review of their current status with chapters on diet and foraging, social behaviour, breeding ecology and movements.

A Birdwatching Guide to Brittany

Provides detailed site information, best times to visit, checklist and list of French bird names.

Where the Birds are in Northeast Spain

This is a birders' book written by a birder with extensive knowledge of the region. The emphasis is intentionally on the autonomous regions of Catalunya (Catalonia) and Aragon, only venturing into Navarra and Valencia either when there is an attractive site in close proximity to the border or when the site is particularly relevant for an interesting species. Rather than a traditional site guide, this is a species guide with a map of where you are likely to see them in this northeast region.

A Birdwatching Guide to France North of the Loire

The area covered by this book is roughly half of France north of a line running from the south bank of the Loire estuary on the Atlantic coast to Lake Geneva in the east. Includes site maps, when to visit and what you are likely to see.

Watching British Dragonflies

Introduction: A completely new style of field guide combining for the first time a traditional identification guide and detailed site guide.

A Guide to the Dragonflies of Great Britain

A beautifully illustrated guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the British Isles. Includes detailed information on anatomy, life cycle and behaviour, how to begin a study, information sources, how to find your own site, what species to look for first, habitats, rare migrants, field craft and conservation.

Devon Wildlife Through the Seasons

Award winning wildlife artist John Walters portrays the varied and exciting wildlife of the county of Devon through the seasons.

Flying Over the Pyrenees; Standing on the Plains

Part travelogue, part memoir, part ornithology, this is an engaging story of a young man seeking adventure and enlightenment in a foreign land.Driven by a lifelong love of birds and nature, this book will by turn entertain and inform. From flying kites with larks to necking with nightjars and soaring over the Pyrenees with lammergeyers, the author takes the reader on an intimate trip to the beautiful landscapes of Catalonia in northeast Spain and beyond.

Animals in Nature

In the course of their professional lives, the authors have travelled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union studying mammals. The chapters are grouped according to habitat - desert, mountain, coast, steppe and forest, describing their observations of seals, Arctic foxes, Jeyrans, ibex, chamois and other small mammals.

One Season in the Taiga

The ornithologist author describes an expedition to the Ural Mountains in Russia to study Willow and Arctic Warblers.

A Birdwatching Guide to Eastern Spain

Covers the whole of the coastal strip, from the French frontier down to the southern boundary of the Province of Alicante and inland within a comfortable day trip range excluding the area covered by the Pyrenees guide. The greater part of this guide concentrates on the autonomous region of Valencia and includes the hugely important Ebro Delta.

An Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Shropshire

Based on Shropshire Ornithological Society's six year fieldwork from 1985-1990 and covers all the 122 species known to breed with distribution maps for most of them.

Birds of Turkey

edited by Resit Akcakaya, Can Bilgin, Aygun Kilic, Simon Albrecht, Max Kasparek, Nikolaus Koch & Frank de Roder Volumes 1-7 and 9-12 available covering the following areas: 1) Ercek Golu 2) Seyfe Golu 3) Kizilcahamam 4) Kizilirmak Deltasi 5) Kulu Golu 6) Yenicaga Golu 7) Acigol 9) Hotamis Marshes 10) Col Golu 11) Uludag 12) Kocacay Deltasi Location, general description of area, species list and map. Summary in Turkish. 20/44pp. Various dates.

Checklist of the Birds of Northern South America

An annotated list of 2,236 species and subspecies found in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Trinidad and Tobago.

First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999

A full list of all species new to Britain and Ireland. Approximately 350 plus all category D records to date.

The Finnish Bird Ringing Atlas; Volume I

Ringing of birds in Finland was initiated 100 years ago. Since then over 10 million birds have been ringed with more than 1.1 million subsequent encounters. This data provides information on migration routes, wintering areas, causes of death and site fidelity of birds. The aim of this Atlas is to thank and motivate voluntary ringers, give research ideas for scientists and provide authorities and members of the public with unique information on movements of birds.

Fabulous Feathers Remarkable Birds

Life without birds would be unthinkable. The skies would be empty, the woods would be silent. Birds are the only wildlife with which most people have daily visual contact; they have won the admiration of the human race. But alas, admiration is not enough to save them in this changing world.

ID Chart - A Guide to Hedgerows

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Hedgerows provides a guide to the plants, birds, mammals and invertebrates that live in the British hedgerow.

RSPB Spotlight Eagles

This highly readable study looks separately at both UK eagles, exploring how each is adapted as an apex predator in its own environment, and explores the relationship between the two. Separate chapters cover all aspects of the birds' biology and lifestyle, from defending their vast territories to raising their young. Fascinating secrets are revealed, including the brutal truth behind 'Cain and Abel' syndrome. RSPB Spotlight: Eagles also takes a look at other eagles around the world, placing the two UK species within this broader context. Finally, it examines the complex relationship that humans have enjoyed with eagles since time immemorial, spanning both culture and conservation, and offers expert tips on where and how you can watch these magnificent birds for yourself

RSPB Spotlight: Badgers

Badgers are elusive wanderers of the night and few mammals are as mysterious. Their nocturnal lifestyle means not many of us have ever glimpsed their monochrome form as they sniff and bustle their way through woodland or across pasture – yet most of us live far closer to a Badger group than we might think. In RSPB Spotlight: Badgers James Lowen explores all aspects of their lives including their communal living, feeding habits, as well as the major threats to and conservation support for Badgers.

Britain's Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

Britain's Birds will be enjoyed, valued and constantly referred to by all birdwatchers – whether beginner, experienced or professional. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird book of modern times, featuring an unrivalled selection of photographs that show all the plumages you are likely to see.

RSPB Spotlight; Robins

Their melodious voices, bright red breasts and cheeky attitudes have always endeared Robins to the public, but how much do we really know about these familiar garden visitors. The characteristic image of a Robin on a spade handle is actually a consequence of their keen territorial instincts.

RSPB Spotlight: Kingfishers

Usually observed as a flash of blue and orange from a riverbank, most people are aware of Kingfishers, but few of us are familiar with the intricacies of their day-to-day lives. With their long, dagger-like bills, bright blue plumage and characteristic fast, low flight over water, Common Kingfishers are instantly recognisable.

RSPB Spotlight: Owls

Owls are charismatic and exceptionally well-loved characters in British wildlife, and have always held a special place in our folklore and legends. Their nocturnal habits mean few of us have been lucky enough to see them up close.

The Birds of Holy Island

Holy Island and the surrounding Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve are part of the Northumberland Coast designated an AONB because of its high quality landscape. Thrusting out into the North Sea, Holy Island provides a landfall for many migrating birds, while the reserve is an important area for wildfowl and waders.

History of the Russian Zapovedniks 1895 - 1995

This is a standard history of the Russian and Soviet zapovednik system - zapovedniks being 'strict nature reserves' a form of protected area of immense importance for global ecological monitoring.

European Conference: Black Grouse Endangered Species 20 - 25 March 2005

A review of the 3rd International Black Grouse Conference held in North Wales in March 2005. The conference brought together Black Grouse experts from across Europe. This title is a compilation of the papers presented at the conference, covering a range of topics relating to conservation strategies of the Black Grouse.

The Shropshire Bird Report 2008

A total of 200 species was recorded in Shropshire in 2008 (including escapes/feral residents), representing a better than average year in terms of the diversity of species recorded. This report sees the inclusion of a ringing report for the first time which includes details of birds ringed or recovered within Shropshire during the year in question.

Garden Bugs and Beasties

Head down your garden and peer amongst the flowers, grasses and plant pots, and you will find an amazing range of little creatures.

An Annotated List of the Birds of Mainland Ecuador

Written in Spanish & English the booklet includes introductory comments, details of the main geographical zones under which the 1579 species are listed, plus the main bird list with details of status. Endemics are highlighted. Author profiles.

Guide to Insects of the British Isles

Avoiding technical jargon, this chart shows you precisely what to look out for to recognise mayflies, dragonflies, stoneflies, alderflies, snakeflies, scorpionflies, true flies, earwigs, cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, antlions, silverfish, firebrats, bristletails, thrips and many others.

The Shropshire Bird Report 2002

Chapters on breeding Barn Owls in Shropshire, The Stiperstones Breeding Bird Survet 2002, BTO Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows survey, BTO Breeding Bird Survey 2002, Venus Pool 2002 and rose-coloured Starling at Minsterley. Also includes a systematic list.

Texas Field Guide Series: A Field Guide to Birds of the Big Bend

This field guide offers information on the 450 bird species of the Big Bend, including behaviour notes, status reports, statistics and records.

Field Check-List of Thai Birds

This field checklist is designed as a pocket reference to all the species of birds currently known in Thailand.

RSPB Spotlight: Hares

With their wild glare, swift turn of foot and secretive nature, hares are the rabbit's mysterious and untameable cousin. Always a thrilling wildlife spot, the hare has long been a symbol of Britain's sweeping, open countryside. Hares have also been associated with human culture and folklore for many centuries – their associations with spring can be traced back to the druids.

Those with Webbed Feet: All about British Ducks, Geese and Swans

The main aim of Those with Webbed Feet is to introduce waterfowl to novice waterfowl enthusiasts, both young and old. That said, the book is equally appealing to anybody with a new interest in these birds. Besides the fundamental information to understand and identify each family member, the book's characterful and animated style is complemented by lots of ‘Fun Facts’, quiz questions and hand-drawn illustrations.

Butterflies

Butterflies - a picture book - is a rhyming tale with fascinating facts about our precious and valuable wildlife, whilst bringing to life the cheeky character which children will love. It is a wonderful way to engage children in the natural world and encourages them to play outside and become little explorers.

The Everyday Guide to British Birds: Identify Our Common Species and Learn More About Their Lives

The Everyday Guide to British Birds is the perfect companion for nature enthusiasts and birdwatching beginners. It describes the common and widespread species that a birder is likely to come across in Britain, and what makes each of them unique.

Minibeasts with Jess French

Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? With Minibeasts with Jess French, you can do just that from the safety and comfort of your sofa.

Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain & Ireland

Bumblebees are popular and well loved insects. Yet, surprisingly, until recently the majority of people knew little or nothing about them. Over the last 4 decades, populations of some of the rarer species have seriously declined and even some of the commoner ones are no longer as numerous as they once were. This has given cause for alarm as they are important pollinators of wild and garden flowers, fruit trees and some crops. Now there is some good news. Thanks to increased awareness of bumblebees and their plight some species have been now been brought back from the brink.Nevertheless, more work is needed if some of the rarer species are to reach their previous levels and be found in their former haunts.

RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe

From owls to auks, from Kingfishers to pipits, find out everything you need to know about the birds we see every day.

The Wildlife Gardener

The Wildlife Gardener is a book which helps you to create wildlife habitats in your very own garden, and is very handily split into sections on shelter, food and water. Kate gives advice on the best nectar and pollen plants to grow, dos and don'ts of bird feeding and organic methods of pest control.

The Complete Garden Bird Book: How to Identify and Attract Birds to Your Garden

Stunningly illustrated, yet simple to use, The Complete Garden Bird Book will ensure that you get the maximum pleasure from your garden whatever its size or location.One of the greatest pleasures of having a garden is being able to identify the great number of different bird species that may feed, bathe and nest there, or simply fly over, particularly during migration. This bestseller combines full identification and behavioural features of over 70 common garden bird species with detailed information on attracting birds to your garden.

i-SPY in the Countryside: What Can You Spot?

Search for over 140 countryside sights with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to explore outdoors, from trees and flowers to animals and insects, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them.

A Year in Nature: A Carousel Book of the Seasons

A Year in Nature is a beautiful, unique introduction to the seasons. The book opens out into a stunning four-part carousel, revealing intricately detailed pop-up scenes of spring, summer, autumn and winter.

A Year in British Wildlife: A Month-by-Month Guide to What to See and How to Find It

Explore Britain's amazing wildlife and wild places through the eyes and experiences of expert author Mark Ward, who is known to millions of readers across the country as Editor in Chief of the RSPB's flagship magazine Nature's Home. Mark has travelled to every corner of the country to track down many exciting species and spectacles, including rutting Red Deer, marauding Orcas and secretive Wild Boar, along with the most travelled species of bird and butterfly in the world visiting our shores.

Reed Mini Guide: Butterflies

One of three debut titles in an exciting new series of miniature field guides. This is the ultimate keep-in-your-pocket guide to the butterflies of Britain and other parts of northern and central Europe. It may be diminutive in size but it punches well above its weight in terms of usefulness, being packed with more than 180 images of all the species most likely to be encountered.

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Poem

This title is a 2019 British Book Award 2019 nominee for Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem Windsong, is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year, including leap years.

RSPB Spotlight: Bats

Thanks to their speed, size and nocturnal habitats, bats are among the most interesting, and least understood, mammals that frequent our homes and gardens. From their ability to make sounds that are above the range of human hearing, to their reliance on echolocation to navigate objects and find prey, their unique behaviour means that bats are seldom seen or heard. With nearly 1,400 species worldwide, bats make up around 25 per cent of all mammal species.

RSPB Spotlight: Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers are fascinating birds, filling our forests with their unmistakable drumming, and capturing our imaginations with their incredible ability to drill holes in trees and their bright, colorful plumage. Three species of woodpecker are resident in the UK: the Green Woodpecker, often seen on lawns and in fields; the Great Spotted Woodpecker, a frequent visitor at garden bird-feeders; and the tiny Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, sadly now in decline.The Wryneck--which twists its neck "like a snake" when threatened--also passes through the UK on its yearly migration and has captivated people throughout the ages.

RSPB Spotlight: Puffins

Enduringly popular, Puffins are perhaps our most iconic species of bird, and are the most immediately identifiable of seabirds with their decorative bills and clown-like gait. Yet when they take to the air they wheel and turn with great agility and underwater these stocky little birds use short specially adapted wings to propel themselves through the water in pursuit of small fish.

The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2019

Since it was first published in 1981, The Birdwatcher's Yearbook has been a one stop shop for up-to-date and verified information for birdwatchers of every skill level and depth of interest.

RSPB Spotlight Osprey

The osprey is one of the UK most well-loved and iconic birds, and also a species with a cosmopolitan distribution: occurring on every continent except Antarctica. A hunting osprey is one of the great sights of the natural world, and its fishing prowess is admired and revered around the globe. However, its penchant for taking fish from medieval trout ponds resulted in a drastic decline in the UK with the species wiped out by human persecution and habitat loss. Thanks to concerted conservation effort, it has made an encouraging comeback in the UK in recent decades giving people across the country the chance to see this majestic hunter in action once again. The easy-to-read text explores all aspects of the ospreys biology and ecology, including a detailed overview of the adaptations that make it such a skilled and proficient hunter. There is also a chapter dedicated to osprey migration with a summary of the findings of groundbreaking satellite tracking research. Recent studies have demonstrated the ospreys unique ability to make vast non-stop flights across the ocean, its capacity to exploit thermal up-drafts to aid flight across the Sahara Desert and the capability of adult ospreys to return to the same wintering site each year. The book also explores the relationship between humans and ospreys, from the days of Shakespeare to the visionary decision of George Waterston to invite the public to view nesting ospreys at Loch Garten for the first time in the late 1950's and the subsequent rise of osprey tourism and webcams.

RSPB Guide to Birdsong

Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place and season. Often profoundly beautiful, it is also the most effective way to discover many birds, and birds’ songs and calls reveal much about their lives and behaviour.

Wildlife Gardening For Everyone and Everything

Wildlife Gardening for Everyone (and Everything) is a useful and easy-to-follow gardening guide endorsed by the Wildlife Trusts and the RHS, with a strong focus on the different types of wildlife you can attract to your garden.

ID Chart - Guide to Ducks, Geese and Swans

From mallard to mute swan, from shoveler to smew, the FSC Ducks, Geese and Swans Identification Chart features all 32 of the wild waterfowl that you are likely to see. We've grouped together the colour paintings of birds by dabbling ducks, diving ducks, sawbills, swans and geese, so you can quickly put a name to the birds that you see. Different forms for males, females and juveniles are shown where appropriate. Text on the reverse side covers the body size, distinguishing features and call of each species.

Handbook of the Birds of the World; Volume 1 Ostrich to Ducks

This first volume covers the following families: ostrich; rheas; cassowaries; emu; kiwis; tinamous; penguins; divers; grebes; albatrosses; petrels & shearwaters; storm- and diving-petrels; tropicbirds; pelicans; gannets & boobies; cormorants; darters; frigatebirds; herons; hamerkop; storks; shoebill; ibises and spoonbills; flamingos; screamers; ducks, geese & swans.

ID Chart - Butterflies of Britain

This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Britain's Butterflies includes 58 of the British butterfly species.

365 Days Wild

365 inspirational suggestions for enjoying nature. These 'Random Acts of Wildness' will encourage you to fall in love with, learn about or even help wildlife and wild places near you.

Bloomsbury Pocket Guide Tracks/Signs

A sign-by-sign guide which is essential for anyone hoping to detect hidden wildlife in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers

This accessible guide provides comprehensive detail on 130 of the most common British species of Wild Flowers.

RSPB Spotlight: Hedgehogs

Much loved... but about to be lost? The hedgehog was voted Britain's favourite animal in 2013, yet numbers in the British countryside have halved this century. Generations of children have been captivated by Beatrix Potter's The tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Romans feted hedgehogs as weather prophets, yet many cultures routinely consume hedgehog meat for medicinal uses as varied as alleviating arthritis and arresting impotence.

RSPB Spotlight: Swifts and Swallows

The RSPB Spotlight series introduces a selection of iconic UK wildlife to the general reader. This latest title focuses upon the swallow and the swift, two well-known birds that, although unrelated, are often combined – and, indeed, confused – in the popular imagination.This highly readable study looks closely at both birds, examining both their differences and similarities. Separate chapters cover all aspects of their biology and lifestyle, from their mind-boggling migrations to the mud construction of their nests.

RSPB Spotlight Bumblebees

Bumblebees are some of our most familiar insects, and are among the few that are almost universally viewed as 'friendly' – their low buzzing is the quintessential sound of our gardens in the summertime.

Hidden Nature: Uncovering the UK's Wildlife

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks" – John Muir This is a book about Britain's wildlife; how to discover it, and the adventures we can have with it.

Garden Wildlife Exposing Your Garden's Secrets

Garden Wildlife is a book that looks at the habitats in our gardens from the point of view of wild animal and plants.

Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this is an ideal guide for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts.

Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Butterflies

This accessible guide provides comprehensive detail on over 70 species of butterfly common to Britain and Europe.

Guide to British Birds of Prey

Birds of prey can be highly variable, and in practice, your view of the bird may be fleeting. It can be difficult to make a positive identification of a distant bird flying at height against bright white clouds. But, in the UK at least, by looking at pictures side-by-side you can generally narrow down the choice to two or three species.

Woodland Plants

This fold-out chart provides an identification guide to the plants, birds, mammals and invertebrates that live in the British hedgerow.

Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe

The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species.

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland Third Edition

This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy.

100 Great Wildlife Experiences What to See and Where

There are many guides to the world's great wildlife experiences, but the UK is neglected and this book sets out to remedy this. 100 Great Wildlife Experiences really takes in all the amazing things to see and do in the UK, in all seasons – because winter, of course, can be just as good as summer or spring. The 100 experiences to be had here in the UK are placed in categories such as "Best for families", "Best for Couples", "Best on a budget" and so on. Covering every county in the country, this book is useful for people who want to explore their local area and surrounding counties, and for those in need of an insightful guide to take on their travels.