Barn Owls - Evolution and Ecology, by Alexander Roulin. Everything you didn't know you didn't know about this bird and its relatives - based on studies from 1853-2018. Has the most lovely hand-drawn illustrations. Available from https://www.nhbs/com/barn-owls-evolution-and-ecology-book.
Birch, by Anna Lewington, our speaker on 21 December 2020. Published by Reaktion Books in 2018, £16. This is one of a series covering a long list of tree and plant species: Apple, Bamboo, Cactus, Cannabis (!), Carnation, Carnivorous Plants, etc., etc., all the way to Yew. See http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789140118
Bird Sense: What it’s Like to be a Bird (2012), by Tim Birkhead - a popular science book that discusses life as a bird and was shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books in 2013.
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg, by Tim Birkhead is available from Newcastle university bookseller Blackwell's.
Birdwatcher's Yearbook The new edition of is out soon and is recommended to us as the perfect way to find everybody in the bird world and to learn a lot besides. But as a source for contacts it is unparalleled. You can order it at: https://www.callunabooks.co.uk/recommended_reading.html
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake (Bodley Head, £20) 'A fascinating book about how fungi form our world.'
Diary of a Young Naturalist, by Dara McAnulty (Little Toller). Dara, who lives in Northern Ireland, is autistic, and this is a combination of nature book and 'warm portrait of a close-knit family'.
His Imperial Majesty: A Natural History of the Purple Emperor, by Matthew Oates (Bloomsbury, £20). Oates has been involved in the rewilding project at Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex.
The Orchid Hunter, by Leif Bersweden (who gave a talk to the Society in November 2018) - Short Books 2017, £12.99
The 'Field Guide' series
The Hive, by Bee Wilson - 'The story of the honeybee and Us'
Devil Birds, by Derek Bromhall - 'The life of the swift'
The Leaping Hare, by George Ewart Evans and David Thomson
Nature by Night by Vincent Albouy and Jean Chevallier - a guide to observation and identification
Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, by Richard Lewington.