An introductory guide to 500 of the most common birds, wild flowers, trees, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians that share the British Isles with us This pocket-sized guide is a perfect companion for any budding naturalist, helping you to identify what you see and learn more about it. Each page is devoted to a different species and, as well as a detailed description and a full-colour photograph, there is an identification fact file for easy, at-a-glance reference. / ID Fact file lists all the information needed for quick and easy identification, including a list of similar species to avoid confusion / A calendar grid gives a month-by-month guide to when you can expect to come across that species / Symbols on each page provide a quick visual clue to the species featured on the page, and help with identification and cross referencing For birds and flowers, a distribution map shows where in the country the species can be found, and for birds, trees and butterflies additional artwork highlights important identification features.
Packed full of photographs, maps and illustrations, this is the perfect starting point for those who want to learn more about the rich variety of wildlife that can be found in Great Britain.
Peter Holden has worked for the RSPB for over 30 years and is currently head of the Youth and Volunteer Department. He is a consultant for BBC's Blue Peter and he teamed up with Bill Oddie for Bird in the Nest in 1994 and 1995. More recently he presented the award-winning series Habitats for Channel 4 schools. Peter is the author of several books, including the RSPB Guide to British Birds and, most recently, the RSPB Handbook of British Birds which was published in May 2002.