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Nature Trail is the ultimate guide to watching British wildlife (previously published in hardback as Naturewatch), from renowned naturalist and TV presenter Simon King. More and more people are discovering the joys of being out and about in the British countryside. Yet surprisingly few of us know where and what to look for when spotting wild animals in their natural habitats. In Nature Trail Simon King teaches you how to use your eyes and ears to find and follow creatures, how to identify tracks and signs that will lead you closer to them, and how to move without disturbing animals. Much more than just a nature handbook, Simon offers insider knowledge to help you get closer to the wild: Nature Trail also includes a chapter on the essential kit you will need to get started and offers photography tips, along with Simon's amazing images, to help you get the best possible view of the nation's favourite mammals, birds, mini-beasts, amphibians and more.
Known to millions as the presenter of the BBC's Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Big Cat Diary, Simon King is one of the world's leading experts in fieldcraft, wildlife watching and photography techniques. Simon has worked as a natural history filmmaker for almost thirty years, on TV programmes such as Planet Earth, Life and Blue Planet. He has received EMMY, BAFTA and RTS awards for his work. Simon is closely involved with a variety of wildlife charities, including being the current president of The Wildlife Trusts. His top ten Sunday Times bestselling memoir Wild Life was published in 2010, the same year he was awarded the OBE.