Whether in your garden, kitchen, bathroom or under a log in the woods, minibeasts are everywhere to be found. So grab this handy nature guide and explore every nook and cranny you can find, there might just be a surprise. Did you know that honey bees have a special stomach for honey? Or that butterflies got their name from butter?
From gorgeous orange-tip butterflies to the fierce-looking stag beetle, get ready to find out about over 190 different minibeasts and bugs. There are so many wonderful living things to meet in this children's spotter's guide, published in collaboration with the RSPB, the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. You will learn what a dragonfly's lifecycle looks like, which habitat each insect enjoys most and what kind of minibeasts you may be likely to spot each season. This guide covers all grounds when it comes to minibeast-watching. Whether you're in a city park or on a walk in the woods, don't ever leave your RSPB Nature Guide: Minibeasts at home!
Includes information on how to make your green space bug friendly, activities such as making a wormery and a minibeast checklist so you can tick off everything you spot. With beautiful and life-like illustrations by Kate McLelland throughout, this is the perfect contemporary pocket guide for young wildlife watchers and adult nature enthusiasts alike.
Catherine Brereton has written and edited more than 150 books for children on a wide range of topics from art and archaeology to robots and space.
Kate McLelland grew up in the North East of England before moving to London to gain a BA Hons in Theatre Design. After completing her degree she moved to Edinburgh, where she gained an MFA in Illustration with Distinction at Edinburgh College of Art. Kate has been highly commended in the MacMillan Prize, nominated for a D&AD Illustration award and a Penguin Design Award. She now lives with her family in Edinburgh, where she works on books, printmaking and making pictures!