In a rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Springwatch presenter Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds' eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn't understand him.
Why do robins have red breasts?: all your wildlife questions answered by Joanna Stevens and Martin Hughes-Games
Which birds have the most air miles? Are adders born venomous? This book brings together all the most-asked questions from the surprise hit BBC TV programme of the same name. The heart of the book is what has become the star of the TV programme - the viewers' anecdotes and questions.
A breathtaking memoir of one remarkable boy's love for a culture lost to time, and his attempt to find salvation in the natural world.
Often described as Britain's foremost nature writer, Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in elegantly written stories for 'BBC Wildlife Magazine' for the past 25 years. This collection brings together his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of our natural landscape.
This title records a lifetime of looking at birds. It follows the birds' year from one summer to the next. Dee maps his own observations and encounters over four decades, tracking birds well-known and bizarre, flying free, in the nest, in his hand as he rings them, or dead and stuffed on his mantelpiece.
Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.
This is a very personal celebration of why the natural world matters to all of us, wherever we live. The book is nature writing at its finest, expressed through the natural history of one very special place.
In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. Cocker describes all the wildlife in the village - not just birds, but plants, trees, mammals, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, bush crickets, grasshoppers, ants and bumblebees. The book explores how these other species are as essential to our sense of genuine well-being and to our feelings of rootedness as any other kind of fellowship.
Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves.
The Springwatch team guides you through Britain's rich and diverse natural heritage. You will be introduced to the birds, mammals and plants that inhabit our gardens, cities and countryside, with detailed descriptions allowing you to understand their appearance, behaviour and habitats.
A practical guide to attracting wildlife to your own home. It allows any reader to transform their own garden into a valuable refuge for a greater range of species than before.