How to find, identify and enjoy wild flowers The first book dedicated to explaining the structure, life cycles and growing habits of wild flowers, how to go about identifying specimens, where to find them and how to enjoy wild flowers to the full. The essential companion to a field guide.
The rabbit is both loved and hated: a charming, cuddly creature, but one with a big appetite. Anne McBride doesn’t avoid either aspect of rabbits but gives fascinating information about their habits and life style. male rabbits, for instance, seem to have an intriguing knack of passing out after copulation and falling off their mates.
The ideal introduction to keeping goats. It covers housing, feeding and breeding goats, rearing young, milking, dairy produce, by-products and showing. This revised third edition includes a comprehensive veterinary section by John G. Matthews, a veterinary surgeon with specialist knowledge of goats. There is also a helpful chapter on the commercial herd...
A practical and comprehensive guide to free- range poultry-keeping, whether commercial or small scale. Includes advice on which birds, housing, feeding, rearing, breeding and care, egg production, table bird production, legislation, selling and welfare. Previously published by Farming Press, and a classic.
They are back in Britain, but the question is, will they remain and be allowed to spread back into their old haunts, the woodlands of Britain, where they used to live until hunting and decline of habitat wiped them out? Martin Goulding reports on how they are getting on, and what effect they may have on British flora. Biology, life style and their rich...
Description of 20 breeds of duck, 12 geese, 10 turkey colours, with history of the breed, its utility, special requirements and what makes a good bird. Follows the success of Poultry for Anyone by same author.
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
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.
Renowned equine author and researcher Marthe Kiley-Worthington now discusses how to educate your horse (or other equine). Always a stimulating and provocative writer, she will surprise you with what your horse can learn (her horses know about 200 words), and with how to teach them, using the voice and imitation in particular.