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    Gardening for butterflies

    Eco-friendly gardening is fast catching on. Butterflies are visible signs of a healthy garden, and, with their whimsical flight patterns and glorious colours, they are among the most alluring of our aerial visitors.

    Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

    R371,00 R386,70
    A guide to all the larger moths of Britain and Ireland. It is illustrated with 1,600 superbly detailed colour artworks of almost 880 species, showing most in their natural resting postures. It includes brief field descriptions written by leading moth experts of every macro-moth known to have occurred naturally in Great Britain and Ireland.

    Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

    R821,00 R842,60
    Features Britains bees and other important group of insects. This guide covers over 270 species, and is fully illustrated with photographs and colour artwork.

    Pocket Guide to Butterflies

    R217,00 R292,26
    Bloomsbury Pocket Guides are essential photographic guides to the natural world.

    Beekeeping in Wharfedale


    The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals

    The race to find all 59 species of British butterfly over the course of one summer - a deftly written and hugely engaging blend of natural history and travel.


    A handy, pocket-sized guide to 220 of the world's spiders, Gem Spiders is the perfect introduction to these 'creepy-crawlies'

    Pocket Guide to Insects

    R198,00 R277,85
    A compact yet comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about the wide range of the insects across the UK.

    Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland

    Features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies.

    A guide to the dragonflies & damselflies of South Africa

    R263,00 R300,00
    This field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa covers all species known to occur in the region. A detailed introduction covers behaviour, life cycles, biology and breeding; and the species entries focus on identification and distribution.

    The Fly Trap

    R217,00 R230,00
    The author finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. He tells us about living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect.


    R308,00 R327,76
    Thoroughly illustrated, bursting with historical detail and accessibly written, this cultural and natural history of the beetle is sure to change the way readers think about their relationship with these ancient, enduringly captivating animals.

    The Bee Book

    An exquisite story for children which brings the world of honeybees to life. In the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum it's useful for Years 4 and 5 (age 10-12), and for introducing the theme of sexuality.