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June Top 10

Annabelle Forty
Annabelle Forty

NHBS’s Top 10 bestsellers June 2021

We love looking back at our bestsellers from the month before, and are very excited to share our new monthly update featuring NHBS’s Top 10 for June.

This month, highlights include the latest addition to the New Naturalist series, Ecology and Natural History, as well as Insectinside, as recently featured on BBC’s SpringWatch.


secrets of a devon wood: my nature journal | jo brown
Hardback | October 2020

In top place and one of NHBS’s bestselling books to-date, Secrets of a Devon Wood has captured hearts and minds across the globe. Artist and illustrator Jo Brown started keeping her nature diary in a bid to document the small wonders of the wood behind her home in Devon. This book is an exact replica of her original black Moleskin journal, a rich illustrated memory of Jo’s discoveries in the order in which she found them.

Jo very kindly agreed to answer some of our questions for a Q&A. Read the full interview here.


Ecology and Natural history | David wilkinson
Hardback | June 2021

In second place – the latest addition to the New Naturalist Series, Ecology and Natural History.

Ecology is the science of ecosystems, of habitats, of our world and its future. In the latest New Naturalist, ecologist David M. Wilkinson explains key ideas of this crucial branch of science, using Britain’s ecosystems to illustrate each point.

We have a limited number of signed bookplates for the hardback edition, available while stocks last


Insectinside: life in the bushes of a small peckham park | penny metal 
Paperback | October 2017

As recently featured on BBC’s SpringwatchInsectinside is a fantastic book featuring hundreds of species of insect that have all been found in Warwick Gardens in Peckham by author, Penny Metal.


With Penny’s incredible photographs and often humorous social commentary, Insectinside is an inspiring look at the diversity you can find just beyond your doorstep, as well as the vital importance of our natural spaces.

We caught up with Penny to ask her some questions about her book – read the full interview here.


Britain’s insects:  Field guide to the insects of great britain and irelanD | Paul brock
Flexibound | May 2021

Britain’s Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and beautifully illustrated field guide to Britain and Ireland’s twenty-five insect orders, concentrating on popular groups and species that can be identified in the field. Featuring superb photographs of live insects, Britain’s Insects covers the key aspects of identification and provides information on status, distribution, seasonality, habitat, food plants and behaviour.


the wild flower key: how to identify wild flowers, trees and shrubs in britain and ireland | francis rose, et al.
Paperback | December 2006

Revised and expanded edition of this essential guide with full keys to more than 1600 wild plants found in Britain and Ireland.

This edition of The Wild Flower Key is packed with extra identification tips, innovative features designed to assist beginners and many more illustrations.



Great british marine animals | paul naylor
Paperback | June 2021

With 500 new photographs, the 4th edition is by far the largest revision of Great British Marine Animals to date and see the number of pages increase from 320 to 432, while the fourth edition features 930 colour photos, versus 600 previously. This book is an eye-opening celebration of the wonderful diversity of animals that live in British seas, and the colourful and fascinating ways they go about their lives.


a field guide to grasses, sedges, and rushes | dominic price
Spiralbound | April 2016

A Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes aims to simplify the identification of this fascinating group of plants, using characters that are both easy to spot in the field and simple to remember. Over 100 species are described, focussing on key features of both their genus and species.

Read our interview with Dominic Price here.


grasses: A Guide to identification using vegetative characters | Hilary wallacePaperback | April 2021

Developed by highly experienced field botanist and habitat surveyor Hilary Wallace, this groundbreaking guide uses vegetative characters to all the grass species found in the UK.

This Grasses guide is part of the FSC’s AIDGAP series (Aids to Identification in Difficult Groups of Animals and Plants).

FSC are our current Publisher of the Month! Read our blog here about FSC and the fantastic series’ they produce.


britain’s mammals: a field guide to the mammals of great britain and ireland | Dominic Couzens, et al.
Flexibound | June 2021

Britain’s Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Great Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred.

The updated edition features minor amendments to the 2017 version.


flight identification of european passerines and select landbirds: an illustrated and photographic guide | tomasz cofta
Flexibound | March 2021

A ground-breaking guide with numerous features. Aimed at identifying European passerines in flight, this book provides Tomasz Cofta’s illustrations with photos, species descriptions, flight call descriptions and sonograms, and supplementary audio recordings online.