This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey with the author as she travels around the UK in search of native wildlife. The enthusiasm of Isla Hodgson seeps through the pages and you feel like you should hold your breath so you don't accidentally disturb the otters or the hen harriers which are amongst the animals she discusses in this book. There is a distinct 'Scottishness' to the narrative and none more so when discussing the 'coos' on Canna. This book is not a gazetteer as such but does contain a range of places you might visit to get closer to wildlife in a variety of habitat types, I think the sections on coasts are the standout ones - you can hear the raucous birds that live there and duck as the bonxies swoop down on us. There are a mixture of sites I had previously heard of alongside others that I might just have to look into. The book finishes with advice and guidance for seeing wildlife with some do's and don'ts as well as some ways to get involved yourself... Read more
NetGalley, reviewed by Peter Burnett
[b]Rating[/b]: 5 out of 5 stars
This book is a great way to learn how to make any form of wildlife habitat in your own garden. No matter what you are trying to attract, from frogs to bee's and insects, butterflies and more, there are concise tips and guides for making items like bird boxes and ponds.
No matter what space you have access too for making a garden, with a this book, you can learn how to lay a garden completed with whatever habitat attraction you desire.
Filled with beautiful images and helpful advice, Kate's guide is a great way to aid you to create your dream garden.
NetGalley, reviewed by Eve Witherington