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Bushcraft

Summer wildlife bundle

July and August are fantastic months for bushcraft. But you don’t have to go far. Our Bushcraft bundle features food to forage for free, plus two Tracks and Signs guides to follow mammals and birds.

Foraging guide

Written by an experienced forest schools leader, FSC Foraging is a great guide to take on a walk with children. Featuring edible flowers, leaves, nuts, fruits, seeds and roots, it covers 25 of the commonest and tastiest plants to find. And once you’ve gathered your harvest, there are also recipes to try, from wild garlic pesto and crab apple leathers to stinging nettle soup and elderflower cordial.

Mammal tracks and signs guide

Many mammals are shy, making them difficult to see. Learn to read the signs that mammals leave, like tracks, droppings and burrows. Clear illustrations show both the tracks left by mammals with paws (like dog, fox, cat, rabbit, hare, otter, mink, polecat, pine marten, badger, weasel, shrew, hedgehog, mouse, rat, water vole and squirrel), and the prints left by mammals with cloven hooves (sheep, wild boar and different species of deer).

Bird tracks and signs guide

Develop bushcraft skills by tracking birds in gardens, woodland, sandy beaches, snow and mud. Bird signs to look out for include footprints, tracks, droppings and evidence of feeding. Birds can be hard to see. Often they are most active around dawn, which can be very early in the morning in summer. But birds often leave evidence which show that they live in or have visited an area. Illustrations show both webbed webbed feet (ducks, geese, swans and gulls) and tracks left by perching (raptors, crows, waders, game birds, blackbird, sparrows, finches, owls and woodpeckers).