Few are lucky enough to have a wild badger come and live with them, but Penny Little was one; this is the story of Wilf, a young badger who was rescued; his rehabilitation and development into a delightful, sunny house mate.
In the past feared for its piercing cry, and persecuted by gamekeepers, the ‘white owl’ is now one of Britain’s favourite birds. This book charts the changes in British farming and countryside and shows how they affected the fortunes of the barn owl.
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
The author found a tiny and half dead baby sparrow in her garden; with extraordinary effort, she took on the role of mother sparrow, and nursed him back to health. This is how she did it. Chris Mead has added a section on the natural life of the sparrow in the wild.
An illustrated guide to the mammals found in Britain and around its coast, along with some that are now extinct. For each species there is a description followed by key facts including size, lifespan, reproduction, diet, habitat, distribution and threats. "Great value for money" (BBC Wildlife magazine)
Even free-range poultry (the book covers ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail and pheasants as well as chickens) can suffer from diseases, and Victoria Roberts, a vet who is a poultry specialist, gives guidance on good management, common diseases and problems, and how to watch for the symptoms as well as what to do about them.
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.
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.