• spring upland walks bundle
  • birds of prey
  • Lichens heaths moors

Upland walks

Spring wildlife bundle

Finally the spring is coming! As the days lengthen and the mercury rises, March and April are great months for getting out into the countryside. Our spring wildlife bundle features over 100 different plants, birds and lichens for you to find in the next few weeks.

Hill and heathland flowers guide

The Hill and heathland flowers guide covers 47 wild flowers you can see on walks in Britain and Ireland. Beautiful colour paintings by Lizzie Harper show the key features of each plant, including flowers, leaves and stems. Accompanying text on the reverse side highlights important features to look out for. The guide features flowers in three habitats: grassland, dry heathland and wet heathland and bogs. Use this concise fold-out guide to quickly put a name to the flowers that you see.

Birds of prey guide

From buzzards to harriers and falcons to eagles: our Birds of prey guide features all 15 day-flying raptor species that breed in the UK. Of course birds of prey can be highly variable and your view of the bird may be fleeting. But by looking at pictures side-by-side you can generally narrow down the choice to two or three species. To help confirm raptor identification, we have included particular features to look out for. For each bird these include size, habitat, range, flight pattern and possible confusion species.

Heathland lichens guide

The Lichens of heaths and moors guide will help you identify 62 of the commonest lichens from dry sandy heaths to wet peaty moorland. Heaths and moors are similar and have mainly the same lichens. Once you start searching, you should quickly find a good number of different species. Try looking for small areas of bare soil, then under heather stems at the edge of open areas.