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This is a brand new field guide to Britain's bees that for the first time makes this fascinating and important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. The guide covers over 270 species, and is fully illustrated with stunning photographs and Richard Lewington's beautiful colour artwork.
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Steven Falk is a professional naturalist and conservationist with a particular love for insects. He has worked for the former Nature Conservancy Council, two large museum services, and a wildlife trust. He has been involved with natural history books since his teens, contributing colour artwork to books such as British Hoverflies and the Collins Field Guide to Insects of Britain and Northern Europe. He has also written many scientific papers, popular articles and a county flora for Warwickshire. He currently works for Buglife. Over almost forty years, Richard Lewington has built up a reputation as one of Europe's finest wildlife illustrators. He first became interested in butterflies as a child when he inherited a cabinet of insects. He studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art, and since leaving in 1971 has specialised in natural-history illustration. His meticulous paintings of insects and other wildlife are the mainstay of many of the modern classics of field-guide art.Review:
"...Richard Lewington's delicate pictures are without equal, but with copious thumbnail diagrams, and close-up photos of body parts, this is also a detailed key work for the specialist wanting to learn more" Richard Jones, BBC Wildlife
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Book Description Bloomsbury, 2015. Condition: NEW. 336, col photos + drawings. . HB. NEW. . Comprehensive field guide to bees of Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands, with detailed texts for all 275 species, covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variation, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status and distribution and parasites and associates. Fully illustrated with over 1,000 colour and b/w artworks by Richard Lewington, and over 700 colour photographs. 234 up-to-date distribution maps. Illustrated keys to genera and species. [9781910389027 ]. Seller Inventory # 28733