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Best Bird Watching Sites Yorkshire

£19.95

IT’S BEEN  a long time coming, but at last, Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire is now available.
At 340 pages, it is the biggest volume in our series of acclaimed site guides and covers no fewer than 88 reserves and wildlife areas right across England’s largest county, which boasts a bird list in excess of 470 species.

Discover Yorkshire's Wildlife

Discover Yorkshire’s Wildlife

£14.99

Yorkshire is world-renowned for its spectacular and varied landscapes teeming with wildlife. The county offers locals and visitors the chance to experience rugged coastline, majestic heather moorland, tranquil river valleys and ancient woodlands within a single day. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is the largest charity dedicated to wildlife conservation in the county. The Trust looks after many of Yorkshire’s best wildlife sites and this book will help you explore and enjoy the landscape and wildlife of these beautiful places.

Collins Flower Guide

Collins Wild Flower Guide

£19.99

Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published.

Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of over 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution.

Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

Collins Tree Guide

Collins Tree Guide

£18.99

The definitive, fully-illustrated guide to the trees of Britain and non-Mediterranean Europe.

This brand-new field guide to the trees of northern Europe contains some of the finest original tree illustrations ever produced. The introduction contains illustrations of the main leaves, buds, and firs you are likely to find, and these provide the starting point for identification by leading you to a ‘key’ species.

Within each tree family there is a list of key species and a guide to the most important features to look for when identifying a particular tree from that family. Then individual species are clearly described and a detailed illustration is given on the same page.

Covering all the tree species found outside the major arboretums, from the olive tree to the eucalyptus, this is one of the most important tree guides to have appeared in the last 20 years. The illustrations are annotated with essential identification features, and the text highlights the most important things to look for to aid fast and accurate identification. There is also coverage of all the species native to Southern Europe.

Collins Fungi Guide

Collins Fungi Guide

£19.99

The sixth title in the bestselling Collins Guide series, this book covers the fungi of the British Isles, with considerable relevance for Europe and the wider temperate world.

Leading mycological artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Where possible, species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Nearly 2,400 species are illustrated in full colour, with detailed notes on how to correctly identify them, including details of similar, confusing species. Illustrations of young and mature fruiting bodies are included where necessary, and key features are highlighted for quick and easy reference.

Written by one of Europe’s leading mycologists and horticultural scientists, Stefan Buczacki, and illustrated by two of the world’s leading natural history illustrators, Chris Shields and Denys Ovenden, this is the ultimate field guide for mushroom and toadstool lovers.

Collins Butterfly Guide

Collins Butterfly Guide

£18.99

This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series.

This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species.

Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world’s leading butterfly illustrator, this is an ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover’s bookshelf.

Collins Bird Guide

Collins Bird Guide

£19.99

With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher.

The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important).

In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered.

The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.