If you want to find, identify and enjoy wild flowers, this is your book – there's nothing else like it! This isn't just another field guide, but a complete introduction to the fascinating business of understanding our wild flowers. Written in friendly, non-technical language, it gives all the background information you need, over 176 pages, with 80 colour photos and 40 line drawings. Different designs and characteristics of plants, life-cycles, habitats, how to get involved and where to go for help. Plus lots of extras including stories of unusual plants, how to use keys, choosing a field guide, plant photography, collecting, etc etc.
FLOWERS IN THE FIELD
" . . . this practical book, meant as a companion to wildflower ID guides, does a great job of demystifying the subject."
"The author has a clear but conversational style . . . It is right up to date . . . if you know of someone who is keen to learn more about wild flowers, then this is the ideal gift."
"It is thoroughly enticing . . . a great opportunity to inspire more people to get out there and make more of their visits to the countryside."
"Few can match this guidebook when it comes to conveying a true understanding of the multifarious families of flora . . . a commendable methodical means of identification."
Lancashire Lad in Wild About Britain
" . . . this, along with a suitable field guide, should provide much of what is needed to get a firm foothold on the botanical path."
Naturenet – The Ranger's Blog
". . . an invaluable and friendly way to move towards a deeper understanding of the study of wild plants. . . . Recommended."