Tel: +44 (0)1743 709420 | Email:

Login | Register | Newsletter | Contact Us

Wonderland: A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day

by Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss

Wonderland: A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
£20.00 Add to basket


Expert birders start each January by drawing up their yearlist – the birds they are determined to see in the next 365 days. Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss want to help us do the same thing for nature. Every day of the year – summer or winter – there are wonderful things that we can all see and experience if only we knew what to look for. And now we do. A chilly day in the dead of winter – which bird would choose this time of year to raise its young? The buzzing of bumblebees, the humming of hoverflies or the croaking of crickets – which is the true sound of summer?

Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, insight and enthusiasm, naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take you through the year, day by day, sharing the delights that you can experience in Britain's skies, seas, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. From winter encounters with the curious black redstart, which chooses to spend its winters on our freezing, rocky coasts, and the first appearance of the snowdrop's tiny green shoots poking up through stone-hard soil, the first sign that winter might be reaching an end; through spring with its rush of migrant birds and the emergence from her chrysalis of the fragile orange-tip butterfly; into the sounds and smells summer with its abundance of flowers and insects, and when at night you might encounter summer's 'earthly stars', the glow-worm, or that most bizarre and bewitching of moths, the ghost moth.

Wonderland is a book for anyone who wants to experience the world and to observe how it changes throughout the year.


Related Products

  • 52 Wildlife Weekends
    52 Wildlife Weekends by James Lowen

    by James Lowen

    52 British wildlife experiences that highlight where and how to see Britain's most exciting wildlife. Each is packaged into a weekend-sized break, with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, details on species of interest, the landscapes they inhabit and how to plan the weekend.

    Paperback £14.99Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife72% OFF
    Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife by Bill Oddie et al.

    by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher

    Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is a practical beginner's guide to enjoying the wildlife of Britain. Organised into a calendar of months, Bill tells you the best places to visit, how to catch a glimpse of our best-loved species, and things you can do for each month of the year. For example, in May, you could visit some wild flower meadows which are in their prime, see a nightingale, and experience the dawn chorus.

    Hardback £4.99RRP: £17.99Buy Now
  • Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife
    Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife by Dominic Couzens

    The wild animals in our gardens are both intimately known and hardly known at all.

    Many of the animals we see, from grey squirrels to earthworms, hide secrets that most people know nothing about. These secrets are sometimes shocking, sometimes inspiring and often simply strange.

    This title tells the inside story of the garden's wildlife through the twelve months of the year.

    Paperback £14.99Buy Now

Our website uses cookies to remember your settings and preferences. We also use analytics software to help optimize our website.
If you continue to use our site we'll assume you're OK with this.