256 pages, 250 colour photos
BBC TV's Springwatch is one of the most watched programmes on BBC2. Springwatch by Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King brings together the three presenters who take you behind the scenes of Springwatch: introducing you to the real stars of their TV show - the wildlife you can find in Britain.
Bill, Kate and Simon take you on your own personal tour of the British countryside and introduce the places and animals that have made the series such a fascinating introduction to the countryside. Bill and Kate concentrate on the Devon Farm, from where the main series is transmitted, while Simon takes you to the wildlife spots around Britain that he has visited in all the Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes. You will be introduced to all the plants, animals and birds that you have seen over the last three years, plus a few you will see in the future: otters, kingfishers, orchids, trees, sea birds, barn owls - every wildife star is featured.
As well as giving their personal memories, Bill, Kate and Simon have also enlisted the help of the wildlife people who have helped them with the programmes to give you fascinating minibiographies of these species, allowing you to understand why they do what they do.
We also go behind the scenes to see how the programme is put together - with details on the special tricks that they use to bring live wildlife to the TV - as well as Simon's special tips on how to get close to the some of Britain's more elusive animals. The combination of Bill, Kate and Simon and the wildlife of Britain has been an enormous success on TV. This book adds to this unique recipe with even more background info and behind the scenes stories to bring you the wildlife book of the year.
Praise for 'Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife': 'Perfect for the gardener who loves really wild company, 'Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife' is a great read and a very useful source of handy advice. Bill's book will help you get that bit closer to our feathered, furry and scaly friends.'
- PIPPA GREENWOOD, DAILY MIRROR
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Bill Oddie is well known as 'Britain's best-known bird-watcher' and natural history presenter. His recent programs include Bill Oddie goes Wild, three series of Birding with Bill Oddie, Bird in the Nest, and BBC - Nature Watch. He has also written the highly-successful book Birdwatching with Bill Oddie and How to Watch Wildlife. Simon King is one of the foremost wildlife cameraman in the world - with a string of TV programs behind him (including Big Cat Diary). Kate Humble is the leading presenter of scientific programs for the BBC. Together the three of them have become household names through Springwatch