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The Bumper Book of Nature: A User's Guide to the Great Outdoorsby Stephen Moss
When was the last time you climbed a tree? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Made maple syrup candy, an old-fashioned quill pen from a bird feather you found, or a plaster cast of an animal track? If the answer is "can't remember" or quite possibly "never," The Bumper Book of Nature will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the very best kind of free entertainment for you and your family.
Who wouldn't love to discover a colorful butterfly hibernating in a woodshed for the winter or look at a snowflake under a magnifying lens? In warmer weather, why not explore rock pools by the seaside, pick wild meadow flowers (and then fry up elderflower fritters!), or go on a city safari?
Whether you live in the heart of the city, the suburbs, or the deepest countryside, The Bumper Book of Nature will bring out the child in you with its treasure trove of offbeat, playful nature activities arranged by season. With lovely full-color illustrations as well as related trivia, quotes, and bits of poetry, it's a wonderful keepsake as well as a one-of-a-kind field guide.
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Meet the Author
STEPHEN MOSS works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programs including How to Watch Wildlife and Birding with Bill Oddie. He is the author of the "Birdwatch" column in the Guardian, and lives in Somerset with his wife and children.
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I found this book at our local library. I am so excited about it that we are purchasing it as a family. It is exactly what I have been looking for to help this family get outside and explore. My 11 year old took it from me and is "exploring" the book and planning a Nature walk. LOVE this book!
Lots of fun projects & ideas.