Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife
Written in Bill Oddie's endearingly frank and witty style, this is an inspiring and refreshingly straightforward approach to watching wildlife. Organized into a calendar of months, each section includes tips from Bill Oddie himself on the best places to visit, how to catch a glimpse of our best-loved species, and activities for each month of the year. For example, in May, people can visit wildflower meadows in their prime, see a nightingale, and experience the dawn chorus. There are suggestions for places to visit within reach of any place in Britain, and advice on watching wildlife with children. With stories of Bill's experiences in the field, it offers families the know-how to start out with confidence. Oddie sets out to demystify wildlife watching, giving advice on basic equipment and field craft, as well as explaining how to make the most of encounters with animals. To guide people successfully through some of the finest wildlife experiences, there are top pointers, advice for things to take that might never have been considered, and helpful addresses and websites for activities less close to home. And for those really bitten by the bug, there is information on taking the next step, with hints on getting more advanced equipment, which conservation trusts to join, and wildlife vacations to make the most of these newfound skills.
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