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North Norfolk’s wildlife and landscapes are rich and dynamic; indeed some of Britain’s greatest natural sights and spectacles can be encountered. North Norfolk has justifiably become famed for its breeding terns, shorebirds, its wintering wild geese, a flourishing seal population and more barn owls, hares and partridges than in many other parts of the country.
In North Norfolk's Wildlife, naturalists Andrew Bloomfield and Gary Smith set out to produce a unique appreciation and celebration of the region’s wildlife. Combining their local knowledge with a well researched and informative text and complimented by a sumptuous selection of photographs depicting the most characteristic and specialist species of the area it aims to both educate and inspire. North Norfolk is a wonderful place that everyone should enjoy but should not take for granted. The landscape and its birds, animals, plants and insects need preservation and for this to happen its population needs to be aware of what can be seen around them and with this book that should be possible.
Andrew Bloomfield is an experienced birdwatcher and naturalist born in Holkham, North Norfolk, where he works as a summer warden. He wrote Birds of the Holkham Area in 1993 and had major contributions in The Birds of Norfolk (1999) and The Turn of the Tide along with many small articles in a range of ornithological journals. His illustrated talks and local guided wildlife tours are always in demand.
Gary Smith is a professional freelance photographer specialising in nature, gardening, farming and rural life. Also a native of North Norfolk, his images are used worldwide in books, websites, magazines and calendars.
"a joyful book [...] a pleasure to read [...] an eye opener”
- Eastern Daily Press
“something special [...] all north Norfolk’s special habitats are covered [...] this is a book that will appeal both to visitors to north Norfolk and to the many people who live in the area”
- Norfolk Wildlife Trust
“reminds you of just why you look forward to a Norfolk trip so much [...] informative and quietly inspiring [...] this is a little treat you know you deserve”
- Birdwatching Magazine
“A great book which deserves to become a local classic. Wonderful photographs which capture highlights and less noticed gems of North Norfolk’s wildlife and written by a true naturalist [...] Anyone who loves North Norfolk’s wildlife should get a copy"
- Chris Rose, ecologist and author