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RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife

RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife

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By (author) Peter Holden, By (author) Geoffrey Abbott

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  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 15mm | 443g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713688602
  • ISBN 13: 9780713688603
  • Illustrations note: 450+ colour photographs; 30 colour artworks
  • Sales rank: 457,193

Product description

This is a brand new title designed as a companion to the best-selling RSPB Handbook of British Birds. This RSPB-endorsed guide includes sections covering over 200 of the mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile, invertebrate, spider, insect, butterfly, moth, wild flower, garden plant, tree and shrub, and mushroom and toadstool species you are likely to find in your garden. The concise, practical text covers identification, habits, characteristics, food and garden conservation. Additional introductory sections about garden habitats detail, among other topics, how to plant for the seasons, how to make a pond or bog garden to attract new species into your garden, and how to build a hedgehog box or a nest box for birds to encourage your garden visitors to stick around for longer. This brand new RSPB Handbook provides a complete, single source of basic information to our most familiar garden wildlife.

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Author information

Peter Holden is the senior author of the RSPB Handbook of British Birds. He has held senior positions at the RSPB for over 30 years and is the author of several books. Geoffrey Abbott formerly worked for the RSPB. He now lectures part-time for the Field Studies Council. He is responsible for the plants and insects sections of the book.

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"An absolute must for anyone who has ever pulled back the curtains and wondered what creature, great or small, has taken up residence amid the herbaeous border" Sunday Express 14th Sept 2008 'A valuable resource for all gardeners who have an interest in wildlife.' BBC Countryfile (December 2008) 'This book ought to be on your kitchen table.' Birdwatching (Nov. 2008) '...a worthy and attractive introduction to garden wildlife filled with excellent photography and clear concise text...top of your list when you are out shopping.' www.gardenersclick.com (August 2009) '...lots of tips to help you tempt animals, birds and insects into your garden, plus details of how to identify certain wildflowers, fungi and trees.' Amateur Gardening (February 2010)