• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard

    Goatsbeard

  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin

    Puffin

  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus

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The Nature of the Malverns

Pre-order your copy by 31st May 2018 and save £10 on the published price. Available early June.
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Description
About the book

A long, narrow ridge of hills rising majestically from the plain, presenting a skyline unique in Britain.

Surprisingly, this is the first ever book to cover all aspects of the natural history of the Malverns and will appeal to both residents and visitors interested in learning more about this fascinating area. With a Foreword by writer and broadcaster, Brett Westwood, all of the sections are written by local experts and most of the stunning photographs supplied by local photographers. All of these contributions have been voluntary and the
funders of the book, the Malvern Hills Trust and the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, have agreed that all profits will be used for wildlife conservation efforts on the hills and commons.
The Malvern Hills, composed of some of the oldest rocks in England, stretch 14km north to south, standing proud above the surrounding landscape.
One of the defining features of the area is the surprising number of habitats, representing a combination of hills, commons, woods and urban areas.

A long history of protection and stewardship has ensured these hills and commons have retained their heritage, beauty and unspoilt mosaic of habitats. As a result, many special species are to be found. Highlights include: breeding Redstart and Pied Flycatcher, migrating Snow Bunting and Ring Ouzel, over 30 butterfly species and over 1,000 species of moths. It is home to many rare plants including Spring Cinquefoil and Goblin Gold moss. The hills and commons are rich in an array of colourful waxcap fungi, of which Scarlet, Crimson, Pink, Butter and Orange Waxcaps are the most notable. Mammals are also well represented with the Hazel Dormouse, and particularly bats,with Lesser Horseshoe and Barbastelle the most important species.

Publication due Spring 2018 - please note payment will be taken when you place your order.

ISBN: 978-1-874357-83-4
Size: 284 × 210mm
Pages: 256
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Author(s) Ian Duncan, Peter Garner and Peter Creed
Binding: Hardback
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