The Bumper Book of Nature Is a User’s Guide to the Great Outdoors

You know that tree you walk by every day? Identify it with this handy guide.


When was the last time you climbed a tree? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Made maple syrup candy, an old-fashioned quill pen from a bird feather you found, or a plaster cast of an animal track? If the ­answer is “can’t remember” or quite possibly ­”never,” The Bumper Book of ­Nature will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the very best kind of free entertainment for you and your family. Who wouldn’t love to discover a colorful butterfly ­hibernating in a woodshed for the winter – or look at a ­snowflake under a magnifying lens? In warmer weather, why not explore rock pools by the seaside, pick wild ­meadow flowers (and then fry up elderflower fritters!), or go on a city safari?

• Download a guide to identifying trees

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STEPHEN MOSS is a naturalist, broadcaster, television producer and author. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannia and The Nature of Britain. His books include A Bird in the BushA Sky Full of StarlingsThe Bumper Book of Nature andWild Hares and Hummingbirds. Originallyfrom London, he now lives with his wife and children on the Somerset Levels.

About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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