224 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
A first sighting of an unexpected bird or an elusive mammal is a real thrill and can encourage a lifetime's interest in nature. This new RSPB book is perfect for anyone who enjoys a walk in the woods or a coastal stroll. It isn't a site guide directing you to the same old sites, instead The Great British Wildlife Hunt encourages you to actively find species everywhere you go, by learning to recognise landscape features, habitats and niches, and spot other signs that a species is nearby. Each species has a score to inspire friendly competition on your days out.
"The Great British Wildlife Hunt combines discovering nature with the added incentive of earning points as you travel around the countryside enjoying the sights and sounds of our fascinating flora and fauna [...] Is there a better way to get children away from their electronic gizmos than getting them walking through a wood or along a beach looking out for birds, mammals and plants?"
– Sunday Express
"Parents wondering how to keep their children occupied over the summer could try the RSPB's latest book. It helps you do your own Springwatch by showing what you can see in the wilds from butterflies to birds, fungi to fish. Happy hunting."
– Daily Express
"Find species everywhere you go by learning to recognise landscape features and habitats. Each species has a score to inspire friendly rivalry."
– Radio Times
"a quirky wildlife treasure trove"
– BBC Wildlife
"This pocket-sized nature detective book is bound to inspire every member of the family."
– Wild Travel
"a brilliant way to pull youngsters away from the computer screen and get them to enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside"
– Scottish Sunday Express
"great fun for all ages"
– Sunday Express
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Anne Harrap studied biology and has an MSc in Environmental Science and Conservation Resource Management. Anne runs her own garden design business and currently combines this with environmental education, creating school gardens and wildlife areas. She is co-author of Wildflowers in the Garden as well as the bestselling Orchids of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide.