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Recommend me a book on (Sussex) wildlife, please

RockyHopperShowRockyHopperShow Posts: 271
edited June 2009 in The bottom bracket
I am always out and about the lanes around the South Downs and would like a guide to the local wildlife as I'm not always sure what I'm looking at out there ( in an " is it a Wagtail or a Plover" sort of way, the same with Weasels and Stoats - cue that old joke) It's a nice thing to do while sitting having a breather after a long climb (walk) up the Beacon.

Ta very much
Start Weight: 128 kilos (20.2 st) (April 17th 2009)
Current Weight:119 kilos (18.7 st) (June 18th 2009)
Target Weight: 92 kilos (14.5 st) (sometime mid-2010, hopefully sooner)

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  • This might fit the bill Sussex Wildlife
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    Alive at both ends, but a little dead in the middle.
  • I have that book, orderodonata, and it shows you where to go in Sussex to see wildlife in places such as reserves, wetland centres and sanctuaries. Thanks for the suggestion though, it was appreciated. What I am looking for though is something to use out on a ride when I happen to spot something and I can't identify it.
    Start Weight: 128 kilos (20.2 st) (April 17th 2009)
    Current Weight:119 kilos (18.7 st) (June 18th 2009)
    Target Weight: 92 kilos (14.5 st) (sometime mid-2010, hopefully sooner)
  • thelawnetthelawnet Posts: 719
    I have that book, orderodonata, and it shows you where to go in Sussex to see wildlife in places such as reserves, wetland centres and sanctuaries. Thanks for the suggestion though, it was appreciated. What I am looking for though is something to use out on a ride when I happen to spot something and I can't identify it.

    There are lots of kinds of wildlife.

    For instance you might spot mushrooms on the ground or on trees, wild flowers, many varieties of trees, insects, mammals, birds, etc.

    This book might suffice:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Complete-Guide-British-Wildlife/dp/0007236832/

    Bearing in mind that there are relatively few species of mammals in this country so a specific book is probably overkill.

    For more birds:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Complete-Guide-British-Birds/dp/0007236867/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

    Online try
    http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/list/british-mammals

    and forums:

    http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/
  • Thanks for that, theLawnet. There is plenty there for me to get my teeth into. The Collins guides look particularly good.
    Start Weight: 128 kilos (20.2 st) (April 17th 2009)
    Current Weight:119 kilos (18.7 st) (June 18th 2009)
    Target Weight: 92 kilos (14.5 st) (sometime mid-2010, hopefully sooner)
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