James Lowen 

  • Travel Guide Book of the Year (Travel Media Awards 2016)
  • "A brilliant idea!" (Chris Packham, BBC Springwatch Unsprung)
  • "This book will fuel your imagination, frame your desires and simplify logistics for the summer ahead... an ideal addition to any family bookshelf". (BBC WILDLIFE magazine)  







What will be your summer wildlife highlight? Lying in a meadow of orchids and ox-eye daisies? A dawn chorus combining birds of woodland and wetland? A boat trip to an offshore island where puffins peer curiously at you, barely an arm’s length away? Or a dune tiger beetle, scurrying along a sand dune beneath the bluest of summer skies? From delicate pasqueflowers to gargantuan basking sharks, seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters – A Summer of Wildlife celebrates the special, the rare and the spectacular across England, Scotland and Wales.

Following the success of52 wildlife weekends, this guide delves deeper into nature’s richest months – May to August. With practical information including options to extend the itinerary to a weekend and grid references to aid navigation – this Bradt guide has something for wildlife experts and novices alike. What are you waiting for?

My books

A summer of British wildlife:

100 great days out watching wildlife