Books

The Wildlife Trusts produce a range of inspiring books about nature and wildlife, including guides to nature reserves and wildlife gardening, a range of wildife guide books and a collection of the best of British nature writing. Ideal for presents and the budding or seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Sales help to support The Wildlife Trusts. Books are often available to buy from your local Wildlife Trust, or good bookshops and online retailers.

Book list - for full information please click on the title.

WILDLIFE GARDENING FOR EVERYONE

Price £12.99
Published by Think Books, April 2006 (ISBN 1845250168)
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With over 15 million gardens in the UK covering 270,000 hectares, gardens cover more space than all the National Nature Reserves in the UK.

Wildlife Gardening for Everyone is a unique handbook crammed with advice from a variety of experts on developing and cultivating a wildlife friendly garden. The book has been inspired by the Wild about Gardens project www.wildaboutgardens.org, a partnership between the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts in which members of the public have been encouraged to swap ideas, experiences, questions and answers. This book takes the very best of these ideas, and expands on them with expert in-depth advice from professional RHS gardeners and The Wildlife Trust naturalists.

Covering over 100 gardening and wildlife themes, the book encompasses a selection of real gardeners’ greatest wildlife moments, gardening anecdotes from celebrities, facts on why cultivating wildlife is so important and advice on designing a wildlife-friendly garden. Also included are general gardening features including gardening for health and wildlife checklists.

WILDLIFE WALKS

Price £14.99
First published 2008 by Think Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillian Ltd

New edition published 2010 by A&C Black Publishers
ISBN 9781408130254 
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Back by popular demand, this new version of Wildlife Walks comes with a complete redesign, making it even more easy to use and refer to. Covering over 500 of the Wildlife Trusts’ reserves throughout the UK, with details of what wildlife you can see, seasonal advice and over 400 original maps, illustrations and photographs, Wildlife Walks is an essential handbook for a great family day out.

In addition to detailed information on hundreds of individual walks across the UK, the book includes guidance on:

  •     Animal tracking – how to identify common tracks seen while out walking
  •     Understanding the geology of the British landscape
  •     Understanding underwater nature

PRAISE FOR WILDLIFE WALKS:

“Wildlife reserves of the UK are the great roofless cathedrals of the country. The more people that visit them, the more valuable they will become. This book helps to open the cathedral doors.”
Simon Barnes, author 

152 WILD THINGS TO DO

Price £14.99
Published 18 June 2010 by Elliott & Thompson Ltd
ISBN 9781904027898
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152 Wild Things to Do is a new family-friendly guide packed with inspirational ideas to connect with UK wildlife. The book includes entries from each of the 47 Wildlife Trusts as well as more than 100 practical ways to discover nature wherever you are. From planting wildlife-friendly plants to searching through rockpools, this family-friendly guide is perfect for nature lovers everywhere.

"There are enough ideas in the book to keep anyone - particularly families and children - outdoors all year. Some focused on visiting the best of The Wildlife Trusts 2,250 nature reserves across the UK (from wild daffodil spotting in Wallis Wood to puffin fancying at Flamborough Cliffs) and others are ways to help conserve things (start a compost heap, feed butterflies, build a pond) but all are about sheer pleasure - wild swimming, making elderflower cordial or simply savouring being in wild places, surrounded by wild things, whether it's in the mountains of Scotland or the heart of a city." Patrick Barkham - Guardian.co.uk

WILDFLOWER DETECTIVES' HANDBOOK

Price £7.99
Published February 2010 by Miles Kelly Publishing ISBN 9781848102491
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Wildflower Detectives’ Handbook is a fantastic guide to help you identify more than 40 wildflower species found in the UK. Key information and photographs accompany beautifully detailed illustrations for every flower.

Use the interactive boxes to write notes, sketch your finds and stick in your own photos. Place the stickers to chart your progress and log on to the Wildlife Watch website to record your finds. Includes pull-out wildflower hotspots poster.

SEASHORE DETECTIVES' HANDBOOK

Price £7.99
Published April 2011 by Miles Kelly Publishing ISBN 9781848104815
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Seashore Detectives' Handbook is a fascinating identification guide to help you spot more than 40 seashore animals and plants found in the UK. Key information and photographs accompany beautifully detailed illustrations of seaweeds, plants, crustaceans, molluscs, insects and birds.

Use the interactive boxes to write notes, sketch your finds and stick in your own photos. Explore a variety of habitats, learn seashore safety codes and discover how to become a beachcombing expert! Includes pull-out wildlife hotspots poster and stickers.


BUTTERFLY AND MOTH DETECTIVES' HANDBOOK
Price £7.99
Published February 2012 by Miles Kelly Publishing
ISBN 9781848105850
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The Butterfly and Moth Detectives' Handbook is a fascinating identification guide to help you spot more than 40 of the UK’s species, from the garden tiger moth to the green hairstreak butterfly. Key information and photographs accompany beautifully detailed illustrations.

Use the interactive boxes to write notes, sketch your finds and stick in your own photos. Includes pull-out wildlife hotspots poster and stickers.

 

NATURE ADVENTURES

Price £12.99
Published 03 March 2011 by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 9781847800886
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A nature adventure can happen anywhere, any time!

This new book has been prodcued by the writer/illustrator team behind several popular Natural History Museum books such as 'Dino Dinners'. The book encourages children and families to explore their local environment and features 50 pages of beautiful illustrations featuring animals, plants and habitats.

This wildlife handbook contains a lyrical treasure trove of inspiration, tips, informative illustrations and snatches of poetry. It gives a taste of how to recognise, identify and interact with all kinds of common wildlife – animals, insects, fish, plants, trees and birds – beginning in the town and moving out to habitats as diverse as wetland, moorland and seaside.

Beautifully written and jointly illustrated by the authors from direct experience with their own children this is an inspirational nature book. So don’t delay – get out there and have your own Nature Adventure!
 

CHRIS PACKHAM'S BACK GARDEN NATURE RESERVE

Price £12.99
Published 25 February 2010 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847736987
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A practical guide to attracting wildlife to the garden, including easy-to-use diagrams on nest box construction, insect collection, pond life photography and other practical activities.

As well as offering a new perspective on robins, hedgehogs and other familiar favourites, this comprehensive guide overturns traditional ideas of pests and weeds and explains the vital role that all organisms play in the garden ecosystem.

CONCISE WILDFLOWER GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 25 April 2010 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472909985
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Accurate artwork of more than 180 species with essential details on ID, habitat and growth. Also includes foldout insert featuring at-a-glance comparisons between species by colour. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE BIRD GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 25 April 2010 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472909954
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Accurate artwork of more than 250 species, with variations. It includes essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour along with foldout insert featuring at-a-glance comparisons of species’ flight profiles. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE BUTTERFLY & MOTH GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 25 April 2010 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472909961
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Accurate artwork of more than 150 species with variations in colour and pattern. Including essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover. 

CONCISE INSECT GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 01 February 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472909978
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Accurate artwork of more than 180 species . Including essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE TREE GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 01 February 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472910325 
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Accurate artwork of more than 150 species . Including essential details on ID, habitat and growth. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE GARDEN WILDLIFE GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published 01 February 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847736062
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Accurate artwork of a variety of species . Including essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE MUSHROOM GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published July 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781472911742
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Accurate artwork of 200 species . Including essential details on ID, habitat and growth. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

CONCISE SEASHORE WILDLIFE GUIDE

Price £4.99
Published July 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847737861
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Accurate artwork of over 180 seashore inhabitants including seaweeds, sea-anemones, molluscs, crustaceans, starfishes and rock-pool fishes. Includes essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Also a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between similar species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.


CONCISE GARDEN BIRD GUIDE
Price £4.99
Published May 2012 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847739780
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More than 400 artworks of 88 species and variations. Includes essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Features on ways of attracting birds such as the provision of nest boxes, food and suitable plants. Also contains a foldout recognition guide to garden birds and their activities. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.


CONCISE POND WILDLIFE GUIDE
Price £4.99
Published July 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847739773 
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Accurate artwork of more than 190 species. Includes essential details on ID, habitat and behaviour. Also contains a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.


CONCISE HERB GUIDE
Price £4.99
Published July 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN 9781847739766
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Accurate artwork of more than 180 species. Includes essential details on ID, habitat and growth. Also contains a foldout insert sheet featuring at-a-glance comparisons between species. All in a concise book with a durable plastic cover.

NATURE TALES

Hardcover price £18.99
Paperback price £9.99

Published 24 September 2010 by Elliott & Thompson
ISBN 9781904027942
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From Nick Baker diving with basking sharks off the Cornish coast to J.A. Baker’s vivid descriptions of peregrines in the Essex countryside, from Gilbert White’s observations at Selborne three hundred years ago to Sir John Lister-Kaye tracking deer in a Scottish woodland, Nature Tales celebrates Britain’s wildlife and landscapes with some of the greatest nature-writers in the world.

It features contributions from both historic and modern day naturalists, including Charles Darwin, Joseph Banks, Roger Deakin, John Clare, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Simon Barnes, Richard Mabey and Robert Macfarlane.

BIRDS IN YOUR GARDEN

Price £9.99
New Edition
Published Autumn 2010 by A C & Black
ISBN 9781408130261 
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Birds in your Garden is a brand new, full-colour guide to common and unusual garden birds. This book shows you how you can turn your garden into a haven for birds, and is packed with advice from Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts experts.

With this book, you can find out how to encourage a host of birds into your garden, helping them to get through their days and nights, and giving you even greater pleasure from your own personal nature reserve.