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One of our leading naturalists leads us on a journey of discovery of the joys of connecting with our environment; a multi-award-winning, bestselling, much loved author, broadcaster, and champion of wildlife; a comprehensive record of spring wildlife that is at once authoritative, lyrical and utterly charming; an invaluable, detailed picture of species in a world of climate chaos and decline that is paused for one season.

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Stephen Moss is one of Britain's leading nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers, specialising in birds and British wildlife. A lifelong naturalist, he is passionate about communicating the wonders of the natural world to the widest possible audience. His TV credits include Springwatch and The Nature of Britain. He is the author of many books, and teaches MA students at Bath Spa University.

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"A beautiful memoir of life and wildlife from one of the UK's finest nature writers." Chris Packham; "The uncoiling of a marvellous spring ... a well-written and enjoyable book." Mark Avery; "Excellent ... Exalting skylark song and orange-tip butterflies at a time of so much human suffering is a delicate balancing act ... It is a delight to share the company of such an upbeat wildlife guide." Ben Hoare, BBC Countryfile; "A great read." John Miles, Birdwatching magazine; Praise for previous work: "An absorbing account . . . very heartening". Anna Pavord, Sunday Times; "In simple, lucid prose Moss maps out how ornithology has evolved from a specialist interest for a tiny minority." Mark Cocker; "Energetic and uplifting." Jonathan Drummond, Times Literary Supplement; "Moss seeks out Britain's hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds." National Geographic Traveller;"Moss ... is a good storyteller, seamlessly linking biological fact with the anecdotal." Patrick Galbraith, The Times; "An enchanting book... elegiac." Express, Peter Burton; "An affectionate, enterprising book." Sunday Times; "Stephen Moss unlocks a trove of folk history . . . Not a page goes by without at least one diverting fact." The Times; "Entertaining and exciting . . . Moss takes us on a series of wonderful diversions into bird etymology, tracing the tracks of avian meaning." Philip Hoare, New Statesman; "The book really comes alive when Moss heads out into the field to see the birds . . . Beautifully described." Spectator; "An absorbing account . . . very heartening". Anna Pavord, Sunday Times; "The glass is one hundredth full rather than 99 hundredths empty ... [a] hopeful stance supported by delightful observations." Caspar Henderson, Spectator; "In simple, lucid prose Moss maps out how ornithology has evolved from a specialist interest for a tiny minority." Mark Cocker; "Energetic and uplifting." Jonathan Drummond, Times Literary Supplement; "An intriguing natural history story." BBC Wildlife; "Moss seeks out Britain's hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds." National Geographic Traveller; "Moss explores some very unlikely oases for hard-pressed wildlife in the UK." New Scientist; A wildlife rich tour of the in-between habitats of the British Isles. Simple Things; "Moss ... is a good storyteller, seamlessly linking biological fact with the anecdotal." Patrick Galbraith, The Times; "An enchanting book... elegiac." Express, Peter Burton; "An affectionate, enterprising book." Sunday Times; "Stephen Moss unlocks a trove of folk history . . . Not a page goes by without at least one diverting fact." The Times; "Entertaining and exciting . . . Moss takes us on a series of wonderful diversions into bird etymology, tracing the tracks of avian meaning." Philip Hoare, New Statesman; "The book really comes alive when Moss heads out into the field to see the birds . . . Beautifully described." Spectator; "From stone-age remains to modern day skyscrapers, Stephen Moss takes us on an exhilarating journey through place and time, providing a fascinating insight into nature's relationship with environments created by man." Mya-Rose Craig, Birdgirl; "Moss's bible of hidden places to spy wildlife is a welcome addition to our shelves. From London's city jungle to UK rail corridors, he shows us that rare finds can just be a happy accident in our own back garden." Wanderlust

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