In an exclusive interview for Discover Animals, author, presenter and photographer David Lindo discusses his influences, what people can do to engage with birds in urban environments, and how birding can be enjoyed by everyone.
Author and illustrator Vicky Woodgate writes exclusively for Discover Animals to celebrate the launch of her new book, The Magic of Seasons.
* COMPETITION * ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! We’ve teamed up with Simon & Schuster Children’s Books to give away FIVE copies of The History of the World in 100 Animals – just in time for Christmas! For your chance to WIN this beautiful hardback book, simply enter your details below. ******** The History of the World […]
* COMPETITION * ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY! We’ve teamed up with Remembering Wildlife to offer this fabulous book prize. For your chance to WIN a copy of Remembering African Wild Dogs simply enter your details below. ******** Remembering African Wild Dogs is the sixth book in the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series of fundraising books and […]
* COMPETITION * ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY! We’ve teamed up with Ebury Press to offer this fabulous book prize. For your chance to WIN one of FOUR copies of the wonderful Pam Ayres on Animals simply enter your details below. ******** ‘Oh WHY must you bark at the postman? Why must you batter my ears? I know […]
This year Remembering Wildlife celebrates its fifth anniversary by releasing the next book in its highly successful fundraising book series and reflecting on the many conservation projects it has assisted since launching.
We’ve teamed up with Bloomsbury Wildlife to offer this fabulous book prize. For your chance to WIN one of FOUR copies of Much ado about Mothing by James Lowen or Tracking the Highland Tiger by Marianne Taylor simply enter your details.
We’ve teamed up with PERFECT-PETS to offer one lucky winner this fantastic prize, which includes the following THREE books – First Aid for Cats, The Essential Guide to Cat Care, and Which Cat? Enter by Saturday 1st May for your chance to win. Good luck!
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]
Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas… Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]
Would you like to go on a deep-sea virtual reality adventure? Dive into an immersive world of discovery and swim with sharks, humpback whales, polar bears and other marine wildlife with the Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack. Suitable for ages 7+, the family-friendly educational experience offers a thrilling underwater adventure where users can immerse themselves in […]
Dr Rory Cowlam, better known as ‘Rory the Vet’, is a practising veterinary surgeon and star of CBBC show ‘The Pet Factor’, currently on its 8th series. Rory is also an Amazon best-selling author, with his debut book ‘Secret Life of a Vet’, and serves as a positive example to children, animal-lovers and adults alike […]
From pampered pooches to crafty cats, our festive gift guide is full of ideas to inspire when Christmas shopping for your pets… 🎅 Shark Dog/Cat Bed Ideal for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies weighing under 15lbs, this pet bed can be used as a cosy covered cave to hideaway or folded into a lovely […]
Birds in the Ancient World by Jeremy Mynott Published by Oxford University Press – £16.99 (new to paperback) Jeremy Mynott’s fascinating book explores the many different roles birds played in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and how they impressed upon the imagination to influence the literature and art of the time. Using quotations from the […]
On the Trail of Wolves by Philippa Forrester Author and TV presenter Philippa Forrester became fascinated with wolves after relocating to the wilds of Wyoming with her nature-loving family. While settling into her new home, the call of the wolves surrounding her cabin ignited a lifelong interest in these beautiful and elusive wild creatures, and […]
The Pocket Book of Garden Experiments by Helen Pilcher Looking for fun activities to keep the kids amused while staying at home? The Pocket Book of Garden Experiments by Helen Pilcher is packed full of ideas and perfect for families wanting to spend some quality time together. Bring out your inner-scientist, stretch your imagination and […]
Invisible Nature: A secret world beyond our senses By Catherine Barr Illustrated by Anne Wilson If your little ones have inquisitive minds and a love for all things nature, the fascinating new book by Catherine Barr will light up their imaginations. Ever wondered how dolphins find friends and vampire bats locate prey, or why reindeer […]
Max the Miracle Dog by Kerry Irving When a chance encounter with a dog named Max turned Kerry Irving’s life around, things never looked the same again. A traumatic car accident years before had left Kerry with serious injuries, housebound and depressed. But with the help of his new best friend, a future full of hope […]
This Saturday 18th January is Winnie-the-Pooh Day and to celebrate their most famous resident ZSL London Zoo is offering free entry to all kids who bring their own bear along* First published in October 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a Canadian black bear called Winnie, who was much loved by author A. A. Milne’s son […]
Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]
Through the Animal Kingdom invites young readers on a journey that spans every corner of our planet. From frozen mountain peaks, vast deserts, lush forests, and the deepest, darkest oceans, explore 13 diverse habitats to discover the secret lives of the animals that live there. Track a bald eagle as it soars majestically over the […]
Wildlife fans will love the new Christmas range from The Natural History Museum this year. From tree decorations and books for kids to festive dinosaur jumpers and calendars, browse our pick of the best and kick start your Christmas here… Handmade dodo Christmas decoration Beautiful hand-embroidered gold dodo Christmas decoration, exclusive to the Museum, with a smooth […]
With Halloween just around the corner, the Discover Animals team has entered the spirit of things and chosen their favourite spooky selections from the Natural History Museum collection. From creepy gifts to frightful toys, we hope you enjoy our pick! Crow Skull Pendant Emulate Victorian Gothic with this striking brass pendant, a macabre piece that adds […]
Wildlife photography pulled Paul Williams back from the brink. After years struggling with mental illness, triggered by PTSD while serving as a police officer, Paul discovered the power of photography to improve wellbeing. Finding solace in the natural world, Paul created this enchanting book of beautiful photographs to tell the story of how nature helped […]
It was a pleasure to review one of HarperCollins recent nature releases, ‘Extraordinary Insects’, by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. Published on the Mudlark imprint, the book is wonderfully written and packed with facts about how insects keep the world going. The passion and enthusiasm for the topic that Anne has jumps off the page, and really brings […]
If your kids love nature, why not send them on a butterfly trail with these inspiring books – perfect to enjoy alongside The Big Butterfly Count taking place this July too … How to be a Butterfly Written by Laura Knowles and illustrated by Catell Ronca Ideal for younger children eager to learn more about […]