When is the last time you climbed a tree? Went pond-dipping? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Or tracked down a badger set? If the answer is 'can't remember', or even 'never', The Bumper Book Of Nature will inspire you to change all that for good. Whether you live in the heart of the city, in the suburbs or the deepest countryside, The Bumper Book Of Nature is a treasure trove of nature activities, ideas and information, to inspire and entertain you wherever you are.
Go pishing for birds; become a bat detective; take a city safari; find snakes and lizards; identify spiders and their webs; look for owl pellets... Make nettle soup; or itching powder from rosehips; make a bark rubbing; an elder-stem peashooter; or elderflower fritters. Wake up in time to hear the dawn chorus; listen to the heartbeat of a tree; or just stand out in the rain for half an hour...
With The Bumper Book Of Nature the whole family will want to switch off the television and computer, pull on their wellingtons and get outside to discover the endless bounty, beauty and fascination of nature right on our doorstep.
Lavishly designed with over 160 full-colour illustrations of British wildlife and flora, along with gorgeous black-and-white line drawings throughout, this beautiful and timeless book will be treasured for years to come by children and parents alike.
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This book deserves to be a bestseller. A marvellous compendium of those moments that bring youngsters into direct contact with nature. - BBC Wildlife
Fabulous . . . The Bumper Book of Nature will bring out the bird nester and conker collector in every one of you. Suggested activities are arranged into seasons with beautifully illustrated identification guides and interesting snippets of information. - Daily Mail
Terrific, beautifully designed, inventive, creative and various. Bravo. -
This book's boundless enthusiasm for the countryside is infectious. And detailed but easy to understand wildlife guides will have you reaching for the binoculars. - Easy Living
Packed with identification guides and ideas to help a new generation of naturalists escape from their cotton-wool shackles. - BBC Countryfile Magazine
Stephen Moss works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and The Nature of Britain. Author of the 'Birdwatch' column in the Guardian, his other books include Birds and Weather, A Bird in the Bush and This Birding Life. He lives in Somerset with his wife and five children.