• spring country walks bundle
  • Grasses
  • Tree name trail
  • Ancient woodlands

Country walks

Spring wildlife bundle

Finally the spring is coming! As the days get longer and the mercury rises, spring is a great time to brush up on your botany.

Grasses guide

Want to start identifying grasses? Our Grasses guide features a manageable list of 30 species, all widespread and common in Britain and Ireland. You should be able to find many of these on a short walk, even in a city centre. We have included common species of bent, fescue, brome, rye-grass, hair-grass, oat-grass and meadow-grass. Accompanying text and diagrams demystify the specialist terminology for grasses, from awns to spikelets.

Trees guide

The Tree name trail features 34 of the commonest broadleaved and conifer trees found in Britain and Ireland. Use the guide’s straightforward flow chart for speedy tree identification. Want to tell apart beech and hornbeam? Maple and sycamore? Ash and rowan? Simple yes/no questions will quickly guide you to the colour illustrations for each tree.

Ancient woodlands guide

Ancient woods have been around long enough to develop as ecosystems that are rich, complex, and irreplaceable. The Ancient woodland indicators guide features over 40 flowering plants and ferns with beautiful colour illustrations of each plant. For ease of use, these are grouped by woodland type, from lowland base-rich woods to upland acid woods and woods on boggy soils. Since the most appropriate indicators vary between different parts of the country, we have included a table for each county.

Our popular field guides measure 24.5cmx17.5cm and are extremely lightweight so make the perfect identification charts for popping in your bag when heading outside. All wildlife identification guides are laminated, meaning they are showerproof for use outside. and can be wiped clean.