The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in Wild Places UK television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty wildlife sites from the many nature reserves around the country. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-crosses the country.
As this informative and lavishly illustrated book demonstrates, all the sites are packed with the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Williams draws on his considerable knowledge to guide readers and visitors to the natural delights of each site. Wild Places will show them rarities like the osprey, where to find almost six hundred different species of moths, and the site for an incredible 51 species of caddis fly. Readers will learn where to find birds, both rare and in huge numbers, where hares box and otters swim, where to spot dolphins and salmon, and where to see whales and sharks.
Each entry includes a survey of what is to be found there, a brief description of the facilities, and directions to reach the site. Illustrated in beautiful detail and with glorious images of the site by top nature photographers, Wild Places UK confirms the country's stunning landscape inhabited in abundance of all manner of life.
Iolo Williams is a Welsh naturalist and broadcaster, best known for his nature programmes. The presenter of over 20 TV series in two languages, he is also a presenter on BBC network’s Nature Watch programmes, author in Welsh and English and public lecturer. He has a degree in Ecology and has worked in farming, timber and for the RSPB in the field and as a regional co-ordinator. His Twitter followers range from TV viewers to environmental policy makers and he has a weekly podcast and blog on BBC Cymru.