Dara McAnulty

Wild Child

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Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty, winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist, on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi-sensory journey. This beautiful gift book, illustrated in full-colour by Barry Falls, is divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland, and wandering on the river bank. Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides fantastic facts about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there - including wrens, blackbirds, butterflies, tadpoles, bluebells, bees, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees, and many more. Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds. Additionally, each section concludes with an activity to do when you get home: planting wild flowers, constructing a bird feeder, pond dipping, making a journey stick, and building a vivarium. Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists and how to follow the countryside code.