The beaver used to live in Britain until it was hunted to extinction, but it is set to be reintroduced, and this book covers all aspects of its biology and impact on the environment as well as the details of how the reintroduction will work. ‘fascinating and pleasantly written account of its natural history and behaviour’- British Wildlife
This book is the result of over 25 years of research and conservation programmes initiated by Dr Pat Morris, probably Britain’s most eminent mammal expert. It gives a fascinating insight into our much loved native hazel dormouse and its very much less popular cousin, the edible dormouse.
Don’t squash it! Read about it! Creepy crawlies are an important part of backgarden wildlife, and do not deserve to be killed. A fascinating insight into a miniature world full of ferocious predators, dedicated mothers, ingenious house-builders and passionate lovers. ‘...an easily readable and light-hearted introduction to natural history’ - Times...
Whose track is it? Whose dropping? Which animal left this tuft of hair? and what did I just glimpse? Rob Strachan's advice on fieldcraft is distilled from his vast experience (he has conducted surveys of mink, otters and water voles in Britain). No naturalist Holmes can be without it. ‘Anyone with a passion for mammals will enjoy this easy-to-read...
The common seal is in fact less common in Britain than the grey; here’s how to tell them apart. All aspects of seal biology and behaviour are covered, including the fact that seal pups drink the equivalent of 70cream buns a day. Plus information on the seal epidemics that have caused many recent deaths.
All information about squirrels is given; their physical differences, their food preferences, whether they hibernate, how they communicate, squirrels in your garden. Information about red squirels sanctuaries and the efforts to conserve them are also included in this revised edition.
Urban foxes are now part of the urban scene, more often loved than hated by their human neighbours. This book dispels many myths (that foxes eat cats, that they will mate with your dog, etc). It also describes the ideal fox suburb, usually Tory, with large backgarden and potting shed.