All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Good Reads  Ornithology  Birds: General

Birdsong in a Time of Silence

Nature Writing New
By: Steven Lovatt(Author)
149 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Particular Books
Birdsong in a Time of Silence
Click to have a closer look
  • Birdsong in a Time of Silence ISBN: 9780241493007 Hardback Mar 2021 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £12.99
    #252113
Price: £12.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

"At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always 'on manoeuvres', and it's easy to see from their constant agitation that for them every flower bed is a bunker, every shed a redoubt and every hedge-bottom a potential place of ambush"

As the world went silent in lockdown, something else happened; for the first time, many of us started becoming more aware of the spring sounds of the birds around us. Birdsong in a Time of Silence is a lyrical, uplifting reflection on these sounds and what they mean to us.

From a portrait of the blackbird – most prominent and articulate of the early spring singers – to explorations of how birds sing, the science behind their choice of song and nest-sites, and the varied meanings that people have brought to and taken from birdsong, Birdsong in a Time of Silence ultimately shows that natural history and human history cannot be separated. It is the story of a collective reawakening brought on by the strangest of springs.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Steven Lovatt is a birder, writer, critic and teacher, based in South Wales. His creative and critical writing has been widely published, including in Little Toller's online magazine The Clearing (of which he was also co-editor), Critical Survey and the New Welsh Review. This is his first book.

Nature Writing New
By: Steven Lovatt(Author)
149 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Particular Books
Media reviews

"A delightful meditation on the wonder of birdsong, and how it helped us at a moment of crisis"
– Stephen Moss

"Gentle, playful, poetic and profound, Steven Lovatt reminds us of the beauty, solace and song to be found in all our neighbourhoods"
– Patrick Barkham

Current promotions
British WildlifeHarper Collins PublishersSeabirds The New Identification GuideOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues