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A Richness of Martens Wildlife Tales from the Highlands

Nature Writing New
By: Polly Pullar(Author), Sharon Tingey(Illustrator), Sir John Lister-Kaye(Foreword By)
239 pages, 16 plates with 36 colour photos; b/w illustrations
A Richness of Martens
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  • A Richness of Martens ISBN: 9781780276366 Paperback Apr 2021 In stock
  • A Richness of Martens ISBN: 9781780275208 Paperback Jul 2018 Out of Print #240235
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When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain's most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the animals and birds that visit their garden, they have formed a special bond with numerous pine martens, and have studied them and a cast of other creatures at close range through direct observation and via sensor-operated cameras.

Naturalist and photographer Polly Pullar has known the Humphreys and their pine martens for many years. In A Richness of Martens she tells the remarkable story of the couple and their animal friends, interpolating it with natural history, anecdote and her own experiences of the wildlife of the area. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a much misunderstood animal and a passionate portrait of one of Scotland's richest habitats – the oakwoods of Scotland's Atlantic seaboard.

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  • Light weight and inconsequential
    By Andrew 22 Feb 2021 Written for Paperback
    I was disappointed in this book, I learned nothing about pine martens. Second-hand tales of Ardnamurchan gardens.
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Polly Pullar grew up in Ardnamurchan, surrounded by wildlife. In addition to being a field naturalist, wildlife guide and wildlife rehabilitator she is also photographer and journalist, and contributes to a wide selection of magazines. She is currently wildlife writer for Scottish Field and is the author of a number of books.

Nature Writing New
By: Polly Pullar(Author), Sharon Tingey(Illustrator), Sir John Lister-Kaye(Foreword By)
239 pages, 16 plates with 36 colour photos; b/w illustrations
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"Entertaining, informative and includes findings about martens that challenge previous understandings. A demonstration that you can embrace and enjoy wildlife anywhere"
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