A beautifully illustrated field guide covering the wildlife of the ponds, lakes, rivers and streams of Britain and the rest of Europe.
Covers more than 200 key species, from iconic birds such as White-throated Dipper, Common Kingfisher and Great Crested Grebe, to specialist mammals such as Water Vole and Eurasian Otter, as well as fishes from the tiny sticklebacks to the majestic salmon, and invertebrates ranging from crayfish to dragonflies and water scorpions to water spiders, not to mention a whole host of wild flowers, shrubs and trees found in wetland habitats.
Species are grouped by family and each account includes concise and useful information on identification, where to find the animal (or plant) in question, and details on its habitat and range. The text is accompanied by one or more stunning images taken by well-known (from TV and magazines) nature photographer Jack Perks. The book is in the same series as Reed New Holland's other field guides (on Mushrooms, Trees, etc) and it comes in a handy portable format with a waterproof plastic wallet making it ideal for taking out on walks and rambles.