Britain's Best Wildlife: The Top 40 Sights to See

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Collins, 2008 - Nature - 224 pages
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From natterjack toads to diving gannets, nightingales to adders and from the northern tip of Scotland to the Isles of Scilly, this is the most spectacular wildlife in Britain. Mike Dilger, series host, introduces every spectacle in his fantastic, easy to read style. He will explain why you are seeing what you are seeing, but he will also tell you where to go and when to go. Illustrated with the very best wildlife photography available, showing the splendor of natural Britain, this is the perfect introduction to the very best that Britain has to offer. Features include starling roost, salmon leaping, black grouse lek, meadows, dawn chorus, bluebells, basking sharks, barn owls, geese, deer rutting, sea eagles, hares boxing, dolphins, great crested grebe, whale watching, wild orchids, trees and fungi in autumn, puffins, spiderwebs, red kites, common cranes, parakeets, pine martin, terns, butterflies, bats, rooks, otters, swallows, goats, machair, seals, moths, fox cubs, glow worms, and wood ants.

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About the author (2008)

Mike Dilger is an obsessive naturalist and freelance presenter who has birded, botanized and entomologised his way across a huge range of countries. He spent four years as a research biologist in the tropics of Ecuador, Tanzania and Vietnam, and is now a regular TV presenter on natural history programmes. Besides Nature's Top 40, Mike has presented on BBC's Nature's Calendar, Springwatch and Hands on Nature, amongst others, and is currently making a series on wildlife gardening for ITV West Country. During 2008 he will also be appearing on The ONE Show. Mike co-wrote Nature's Calendar to complement the TV series and writes a range of articles for BBC Wildlife and WWT Waterlife magazines.

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