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NHBS Grapevine #84

NHBS Grapevine #84: The Best of our Books & Equipment
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
3rd October 2018   

About Us
In this edition: This October we are pleased to present the Ray Society as our publisher of the month and will be celebrating this with some great offers on their books. We also feature the highly-anticipated Bat Roosts in Trees, on which you can save £39.99 when bought with the BTHK Tree-Roost Net.

Other highlights: Make sure you have everything you need for autumn mammal surveys and get up to date with new books in stock at NHBS, including a comprehensive overview of beetle natural history and a beautiful photographic guide to snakes.

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse and important new titles catalogued.
Browse Leon's Bookshelf.
Luanne's Kit Bag
In the kit bag this week we feature nest boxes and other wildlife habitats available from NHBS.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Publisher of the month

We are delighted to announce that NHBS has recently become the sole distributor of Ray Society publications. To celebrate this, we are offering special prices on a selection of their titles.

Founded in 1844 and named in honour of John Ray (1628 – 1705), an eminent British natural historian, the society is committed to publishing specialised natural history books, including monographs, translations and facsimiles of contemporary and historically important works. To date, the Ray Society has published 179 books including the eagerly awaited Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles which will be launched at the Amateur Entomologists' Society Exhibition on the 6th October. 

Read more about the Ray Society and our special offers on the NHBS blog, the Hoopoe.

Bat Roosts in Trees - book and net offer
This new guide to finding bat tree-roosts is the result of collaborative efforts of professional surveyors and naturalists across Europe as part of the Bat Tree Habitat Key (BTHK) project. Comprehensive and effective, Bat Roosts in Trees is for everyone who has ever wanted to find a tree-roost or to safeguard against inadvertently damaging one.

Until 15th October, save £39.99 when you buy a copy of Bat Roosts in Trees together with the BTHK Tree-Roost Net. Based on a design by Henry Andrews from the BTHK project, this unique net allows you to safely and easily trap bats that are emerging from roost sites in trees, making it an ideal tool for anyone surveying bats in trees. 

To claim, mention the discount code FREEBRT2018 on the phone or in the comments box at checkout.
NHBS for mammal survey
Live trapping of small mammals during the late autumn / early winter period provides a useful method of monitoring post-breeding populations. At NHBS you will find everything you need for live trapping, including traps, scales, gloves and holding bags. Take a look at some of our bestsellers below or head over to to browse our complete range of mammal survey equipment.

How does a ‘cuckoo in the nest’ remain undetected?
Researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge have shed light on why some species are unable to distinguish between their own offspring and the offspring of another parent when both are present in their nest.

Protestors demand pro-wildlife policies in the People’s Walk for Wildlife
On Saturday 22nd September, thousands of protestors marched to Whitehall in London to demand that the government ends the ‘War on Wildlife’ and, instead, invests in policies that will reverse the decline of British ecosystems.

Volunteers needed for Tawny Owl Calling Survey
The BTO are making an appeal for volunteers to listen out for Tawny Owl calls throughout the autumn and winter. This is part of a citizen science project that aims to increase our understanding of their behaviour and distribution in relation to increased urbanisation and artificial lighting.

Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS

Important arrivals at the warehouse: Important titles catalogued:
In the kit bag this week we feature nest boxes and other wildlife habitats:
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (Two-volume Set)
Due 6th October 2018
Last chance to get this eagerly awaited and comprehensive handbook at the NHBS pre-pub price before the book launch.

£130.00 £150.00
More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar
AES Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair 2018
Amateur Entomologists' Society
6th October 2018

Meet the NHBS team at Kempton Park Racecourse this Saturday where we will launch Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles.
Don't miss the chance to get your copy signed by the authors between 11:30am and 1pm!
New Books at NHBS
An accessible but comprehensive overview of beetles, illustrated with 4,500 photographs, Beetles provides the reader with a colourful and enjoyable introduction to the natural history of Coleoptera.
The Book of Snakes profiles over 600 significant species from all 32 families to create a beautiful collector's piece. With life size photographs.
A groundbreaking new book which confronts our waste-making behaviours through the extraordinary and fascinating life of gulls, arguing that they are a surprising success story in the Anthropocene era. 
By virtue of its geology and geography, evolution in Europe proceeds faster than elsewhere. Europe: A Natural History explores the nature of Europe over the past 100 million years.
The comprehensive and unique Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia includes the complete life histories of virtually the entire frog fauna of the Australian continent.
This reprint of the highly successful field guide is a definitive identification aid to the dragonflies and damselflies found in Britain and Ireland.
Equipment Highlight
Badger Bait Marking Pellets are used to establish the size and boundaries of badger territories. Different colours are available, making it possible to study the range of multiple groups simultaneously.
Fauna Corner
This unique volume is a comprehensive compilation of all scientific names introduced at all levels of classification within the family Culicipedia since the official start of zoological nomenclature.
Flora Corner
This completely revised sixth edition contains the scientific, German, French, Italian and Rhaetian names, along with the most important characteristics of virtually all flowering plants and ferns growing wild in Switzerland.
Language: French

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