These days there’s an app for everything and everyone. For those of us with a passion for nature and the outdoors, they provide a fantastic way to improve our knowledge and identification skills, record and share our findings and even contribute to scientific research. We’ve compiled a list of our ten favourite (and free) apps for wildlife lovers. Most […]
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Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Britain’s Plant Galls: A Photographic Guide by Michael Chinery What? A photographic guide to the natural history and field identification of the “strange lumps and bumps that we call galls…” (Introduction, p5). Why? Plant galls are a great subject of research for the amateur […]
With wildlife conservation high on everyone’s agenda, here are some recommendations to introduce you to the natural diversity of your garden, and help you to create a haven for wildlife on your doorstep: Guide to Garden Wildlife, by Richard Lewington, is a field guide to all the wildlife you might expect to encounter in the […]
The incredibly popular Little Bug Locket is back in stock at NHBS. We struggled to keep up with demand so have over 500 in stock now. Check out our full range of Children’s Wildlife Kit.
We asked Hugh Raffles, author of Insectopedia, to give us a glimpse into the intriguing subject matter of his new book. Here’s what he had to say: What inspired you to write about insects? Insects are fascinating. They exist in vast numbers and extraordinary diversity, and they’re ecologically and economically vital. They elicit intense and […]
Hot off the press from Collins are two great identification guides – the new edition of the Collins Complete Guide to British Insects, and the immensely popular third edition of the Collins Butterfly Guide – now available in paperback! The new edition of the Collins Complete Guide to British Insects is a photographic field guide to […]
The equipment bestsellers at this year’s Birdfair were small items for entomology: Bug Box Magnifying Pot – great for freshwater sampling, examining insects and other invertebrates. Entomological Collecting Pots – for holding small invertebrates for examination, they also fit our Pooter so you can swap pots as you collect things. Sold as singles, or in […]