GARDEN WILDLIFE OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE


GARDEN WILDLIFE OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE

MICHAEL CHINERY    Book Number: 90521    Product format: Paperback

No need to travel to connect with flora and fauna when garden wildlife is as voracious as any safari. This Collins Nature Guide shares details on nearly 400 species from mammals, birds, flowering plants and reptiles and amphibians, to creepy crawlies such as spiders, beetles, butterflies, moths, flies, worms, molluscs and woodlice. Every single species is depicted by full-colour photographs and the sections are colour coded for ease, separated into vertebrates, insects, other invertebrates and plants. Learn that the green amaranth which usually grows in waste ground is originally an American plant that now grows in many parts of Western Europe but is uncommon in the British Isles. Be warned that the vapourer moth - while a caterpillar - has tufts of hair which, if handled, can cause serious skin irritation. Discover that while a mole may burrow tunnels as much as 100m below ground, they can also reside just under the surface which can be spotted by looking for snaking ridges. Study the history of the peppered moth which comes in two forms: the ?normal' white with black speckles form, which was only known until the middle of the 19th century, and the sooty black form, which spread during the Industrial Revolution when it was able to blend in with smoke-blackened trees and walls. To help spot the life in your garden, this guide includes fantastic photographs, whether that is a cheeky magpie eyeing a box of eggs and milk bottles, fuzzy bumble and red-tailed bumble bees nestled in pink and yellow flowers, or a close up of black nightshade berries (which are poisonous) and an eyed hawkmoth, which as the name suggests has large eye-spots at the rear of its wings. The book also shares brilliant tips for the avid wildlife gardener to attract life to the garden, from bird and butterfly gardening, to constructing homes for bats. Paperback, 4.5" x 7.5", colour images, 256pp.
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ISBN 9780261674080
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