256 pages, 450+ colour photos
This popular RSPB field guide is a rich resource of information on our most familiar garden wildlife.
For the second edition RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife sections have been updated and some expanded to offer comprehensive coverage of the many species that can now be found in British gardens.
Offering practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden, this friendly handbook is full of tips on how to encourage garden visitors to stick around. It also includes appendices containing practical guides to wildlife gardening projects that have been expanded for the second edition.
Each account covers identification, habits, characteristics, food and garden conservation, and the species guide include sections on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, insects, butterflies, moths, wild flowers, garden plants, trees and shrubs, and fungi and non-flowering plants.
Reviews of the first edition:
"An absolute must for anyone who has ever pulled back the curtains and wondered what creature, great or small, has taken up residence amid the herbaeous border Sunday Express 14th Sept 2008 'A valuable resource for all gardeners who have an interest in wildlife."
– BBC Countryfile (December 2008)
"This book ought to be on your kitchen table."
– Birdwatching (Nov. 2008)
"[...] a worthy and attractive introduction to garden wildlife filled with excellent photography and clear concise text [...] top of your list when you are out shopping."
– www.gardenersclick.com (August 2009)
"[...] lots of tips to help you tempt animals, birds and insects into your garden, plus details of how to identify certain wildflowers, fungi and trees."
– Amateur Gardening (February 2010)
- The RSPB
- Species Accounts
- DIY in the Garden
- Image Credits
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Peter Holden is the author of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds. He held senior positions at the RSPB for over 30 years and is the author of several books. Geoffrey Abbott formerly worked for the RSPB. He now lectures part-time for the Field Studies Council. He is responsible for the book's plants and insects sections.