RSPB: Nature Guide by Mike Unwin

RSPB: Nature Guide

Written by Mike Unwin
Part of the RSPB Series

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Fantastic fun-filled year round ideas and activities for all the family to enjoy, like how to track foxes, making your own wormery, designing your own seashell wind-chime, growing your own salad and making a home for a hedghog. The emphasis is very much on having fun both outdoors and indoors but away from those computer games!!! Children can even build their own personlised nature journal.

For more titles like this please see RSPB: My First Book of Garden Bugs and RSPB: My First Book of Garden Birds


RSPB: Nature Guide by Mike Unwin

This action-packed book encourages children and their families to get outside and experience nature throughout the year. It's full of exciting things to make and do, including plenty of space to customize the pages with the readers own photos, drawings and notes, to keep a personal record of everything you do.


'this book has something for all nature-loving kids'

'This book has got lots of things for children to do, like making a wormery, how to draw a frog, making a weather vane and making nesting notes. It is divided into seasons and has brilliant illustrations. It inspires you to love nature'

, age 8) Good Book Guide (September 2009) 'Every page of this fascinating book is full of ideas for activities for the whole family for every season and type of weather, both at home, in the garden and further afield.

About the Author

Mike Unwin

Mike Unwin is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator with 12 years' experience in natural history publishing. In 2000 he won the BBC Wildlife travel-writing competition. His children's titles include the bestselling RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds.

Q & A with Mike Unwin

What is your favourite species of bird, and what are its characteristics?

Where is your favourite birding destination and why?

How did you first become interested in birds and how long have you been a birder?
Birds have been a passion for as long as I can remember. I was certainly already hooked by the age of six (when I remember seeing a Golden Eagle on a family holiday to Scotland). Of course it helped that my family were keen, so we had bird books in the house, fed birds in the garden and looked out for birds on holiday. And my granny gave me her old binoculars, which lasted me for years (though only one eyepiece worked). For me, birds always went hand in hand with drawing — I wanted to draw whatever I saw, and wanted to see whatever I drew. And it’s not only birds: I like all other wildlife too, especially snakes and cats.

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128 pages


Mike Unwin
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2009




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