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About this book
About this book
Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is famous for its checkerboard landscape of green fields and hedgerows. Its coast showcases sandy beaches, mudflats and saltmarshes, Atlantic Rainforests, rocky shores and cliffs, all home to a staggering variety of wildlife. Ireland’s coastal waters are among the best in Europe to see whales and dolphins and other rare marine animals. Crossbill Guide: Ireland is the authoritative wildlife and nature travel guidebook to that island and includes both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The book provides insights into how this varied landscape came into being with a description of its flora and fauna. The book combines this background with carefully selected hiking and driving routes that cover the best places to discover Ireland’s wildlife and ecosystems. If you want to explore Ireland’s wild side, this is the book you need.
Customer Reviews (1)
29 Oct 2022
Written for Paperback
This latest guide from Crossbill Guide is huge compared to others in the series at 288 pages. I have most in the series and have used them in the field. Ireland is close to me (in England) so I can get there easily, and this guide may well prompt a trip in the next year. This book covers both parts of Ireland. The book starts by outlining the landscape history plus the geology and ecosystems. There are species sections on finding birds, orchids and other wildflowers. Then there are detailed route descriptions for 25 areas covering 40 sites. This is the first book I have by Carsten Krieger, a photographer and naturalist from Germany who relocated to Ireland 20 years ago, although he has created many others using his images.
As always with Crossbill Guides this is a thorough book, with lists of birds, mammals, plants, butterflies, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians. It is well laid out with at least one photograph per page.
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