With over 200 colour photographs, and maps to guide the reader to places where rare wildlife can be seen, Secret Nature of The Isles of Scilly is a comprehensive guidebook to the island's wildlife, and to the species that are special to Scilly.
*An island-by-island guide to footpaths, trails, visitor centres and Sites of Special Scientific Interest
*A comprehensive list of the species that make the Isles of Scilly special, from seals to subtropical plants
*What to see, and where and when to see it
*Geology and climate, and how they affect wildlife
Map of Scilly Acknowledgements Preface How to Use this Book How to Watch Wildlife Introduction Setting the Scene Wild Highlights THE ISLANDS Inhabited islands St Mary's Tresco St Martin's St Agnes and Gugh Bryher Uninhabited islands Samson Annet St Helen's Tean Round Island Men-a-vaur Eastern Isles Norrad Rocks Western Rocks WHERE TO FIND WILDLIFE Farmland, Shelterbelts and hedgerows Fresh Water, Gardens, Heathland, Saline Lagoons, Sand Dunes, Sea Cliffs, Sea Shore PLANTS AND ANIMALS Plants Trees and shrubs Birds Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians Insects Fish and Shellfish Further Information Index
Andrew Cooper has written five books including The Secret Nature of Devon, and is a BBC broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award-winning wildlife film-maker. He has compiled Secret Nature of The Isles of Scilly with advice from county Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation and many other organisations. He lives in south Devon, is Chairman of the Devon Wildlife Trust, and is an expert on the wildlife of The Scillies.