A practical guide for kids aged 7-11, by popular "Really Wild Show" presenter Nick Baker, full of exciting things to see and do pretty much everywhere. The habitat explorers are a series of four books containing numerous step-by-step projects to lead the curious young naturalist off down a path of exploration. These guides are not simply a tick list of things you can see (though they teach all those basic identification skills), rather they encourage kids to see what's around them by getting their hands dirty. And because they're so straightforward and safe to use, parents can feel confident in helping their kids to explore the wildlife around. Perfect for half terms and long summer holidays, whether you're in the back garden or on a family day out. "In Gardens and Parks", Nick focuses on projects you can do close to home, wherever you live. Learn how to make beetle and lacewing boxes, what you can spot after dark in your garden, what materials birds like to build their nests with, and even how you can race slugs and snails.
Nick Baker has presented BBC's top-rated Really Wild Show for ten years now. He has also presented his own natural history series such as Nick Baker's Rattlesnakes and Nick Baker's Antarctica. In the United States, Nick presents regularly on National Geographic's Explorer. He is a regular columnist and contributor to BBC Wildlife Magazine and to Radio 4's The Natural History Programme. His previous publications include Nick Baker's Bug Book (2002) and the Natural History Almanac (2003). He is vice president of Wildlife Watch, the junior division of The Wildlife trusts. Nick lives on Dartmoor along with a growing menagerie of small animals.