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A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year - from award-winning authors and Springwatch experts Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss.

From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there's plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look. From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the abundant noisiness of summer, where days start with hawker dragonflies and drowsy bumblebees and end with glowworms and ghost moths, to autumn, when in the early morning mist of London's Richmond Park, male red deer lock horns in competition for a mate. Nature is always full of surprises - whether it's the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike.

Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep any day of the year; all you need is Wonderland.

©2017 Brett Westwood (P)2017 John Murray Press

Critic reviews

"Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers." (Chris Packham)

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Fantastic day by day journey

This was a fantastic book and have loved listening to it, actually looking forward to driving to and from work so I would have a full hour to listen. My nine year old son has really enjoyed it too. The day by day sections give you a real taster of the wildlife they are describing and have given us things to look out for and even research more. I can’t recommend this enough it was brilliant!! So sad it had to end.

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Brilliant!

What a fantastic book! It's so good I've bought the paper copy as well. Like listening to Springwatch! The authors narrate the book with obvious enthusiasm. I learned lots of new facts about the wildlife around me.

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love nature = love wonderland! & it portrayal here

Day to day memory's of life outside, as you could've seen it if only you got out in the open

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