The Bumper Book of Nature by Stephen Moss

The Bumper Book of Nature

Written by Stephen Moss

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This is the book that will get you and your child out of the house (away from the computer games and the TV) and into the great outdoors seeking out all sorts of exciting things to do during Spring and Summer, or indeed at any time of the year. Wildlife and beauty is all around us – whether you’re in a city or the country - if only we just open our eyes and look. There are loads of activities packed alongside the very helpful information. Whether it’s recognising birdsong, identifying the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly, checking out an ant colony or making itching powder to use on a friend (!) this book will provide hours of wonderful entertainment for kids and adults of virtually any age. It’s a book that is crying out to get its cover dirty alongside giving dirty hands to all the family.

Includes nature activities, ideas and information that helps to inspire and entertain you wherever you are. This book also helps to discover the endless bounty, beauty and fascination of nature right on our doorstep.


The Bumper Book of Nature by Stephen Moss

Go pishing for birds; become a bat detective; take a city safari; find snakes and lizards; identify spiders and their webs; look for owl pellets...Make nettle soup; or itching powder from rosehips; make a bark rubbing; an elder-stem peashooter; or elderflower fritters. Wake up in time to hear the dawn chorus; listen to the heartbeat of a tree; or just stand out in the rain for half an hour...With The Bumper Book Of Nature the whole family will want to switch off the television and computer, pull on their wellingtons and get outside to discover the endless bounty, beauty and fascination of nature right on our doorstep. Lavishly designed with over 160 full-colour illustrations of British wildlife and flora, along with gorgeous black-and-white line drawings throughout, this beautiful and timeless book will be treasured for years to come by children and adults alike.

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Terrific, beautifully designed, inventive, creative and various. Bravo Michael Morpurgo

This book deserves to be a bestseller. A marvellous compendium of those moments that bring youngsters into direct contact with nature BBC Wildlife

Fabulous... The Bumper Book of Nature will bring out the bird nester and conker collector in every one of you. Suggested activities are arranged into seasons with beautifully illustrated indentification guides and interesting snippets of information -- Val Hennessy Daily Mail

Your complete guide to British wildlife. This beautiful and timeless book will be treasured for years to come by children and parents alike Daily Telegraph

This book's boundless enthusiasm for the countryside is infectious. And detailed but easy to understand wildlife guides will have you reaching for the binoculars Easy Living

About the Author

Stephen Moss works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and The Nature of Britain. Author of the 'Birdwatch' column in the Guardian, his other books include Birds and Weather, A Bird in the Bush and This Birding Life. He lives in Somerset with his wife and five children.

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Square Peg an imprint of Vintage

Publication date

3rd June 2010




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