269 pages, Col & b/w illus
When is the last time you climbed a tree? Went pond-dipping? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Or tracked down a badger set? If the answer is 'can't remember', or even 'never', "The Bumper Book Of Nature" will inspire you to change all that for good.
Whether you live in the heart of the city, in the suburbs or the deepest countryside, "The Bumper Book Of Nature" is a treasure trove of nature activities, ideas and information, to inspire and entertain you wherever you are. Go pishing for birds; become a bat detective; take a city safari; find snakes and lizards; identify spiders and their webs; look for owl pellets ...Make nettle soup; or itching powder from rosehips; make a bark rubbing; an elder-stem peashooter; or elderflower fritters.Wake up in time to hear the dawn chorus; listen to the heartbeat of a tree; or just stand out in the rain for half an hour ...
With "The Bumper Book Of Nature" the whole family will want to switch off the television and computer, pull on their Wellingtons and get outside to discover the endless bounty, beauty and fascination of nature right on our doorstep.
Lavishly designed with over 160 full-colour illustrations of British wildlife and flora, along with gorgeous black-and-white line drawings throughout, this beautiful and timeless book will be treasured for years to come by children and parents alike.
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Stephen Moss is a writer and television producer specialising in birds and other wildlife. He works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programmes including How to Watch Wildlife and Birding with Bill Oddie. Author of the 'Birdwatch' column in the Guardian, his other books include Birds and Weather, A Bird in the Bush and This Birding Life. He lives in Somerset with his wife and five children.