The Countryside Book; 101 Ways to Play
Britain's countryside offers a host of varied habitats for the walker, the amateur naturalist and the family in search of entertainment for children. This brand new collection of reflections on and activities to do in the countryside from an author passionate about reconnecting both children and adults with nature offers ideas for a range of activities all of which will enhance the reader's enjoyment of and engagement with, the natural world. You'll learn how to watch 'mad' March hares – and whether their boxing matches are for real. You'll discover the best places to see butterflies and how to encourage them in your own garden.
Find out how to navigate using just the sun and stars, and the best places to run wild in the country. And take part in some ancient and often inexplicable country rituals including cheese rolling, maypole dancing and wassailing. All the activities are tried and tested by the author and her family and illustrated with stunning photos from their many expeditions.Perfect for adults and children who enjoy climbing, investigating, den building, camping and generally having adventures and new experiences, this book will encourage readers to have fun with nature.
- ISBN: 9781408187036
- Author(s): Tessa Wardley
- Stock Code: 8187036
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations
- Pages: 208
- Published: 2015
Paperback £14.99Buy Now
Packed with fascinating facts about woodlands including ancient rituals and the wildlife and flora that make it special. Learn how to identify different kinds of woodland, assess the age of a tree from a stump, recognise the birds that nest in the canopy by their song and meet other creatures such as bats, badgers and even the odd wild boar. Other activities include learning ancient woodland arts such as coppicing, searching for woodland fruits and building your own shelter and mythical 'green man'. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Line drawings, 208pp. 2014
Paperback £14.99Buy Now
Combines fascinating facts about rivers and the plants and animals that live nearby with activities for children and adults. There is also a journal element that focuses on special times or sightings at particular rivers. Targeted at the 30 million plus people who enjoy rivers annually, it can be enjoyed equally by armchair enthusiasts. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Line drawings, 160pp. 2012