Urban Mammals: A Concise Guide
This is the essential illustrated guide for children and adults alike. Over twenty species of mammals make use of the green spaces and the brick and timber habitats of our towns and cities—from bats and wood mice, to muntjac and badgers—and, when we take the time to look, it can be surprising who we find our wild neighbours to be.
ISBN 13 978 1 873580 85 1
Publisher Whittet Books
Author David Wembridge, People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Format 210 mm x 148 mm
Extent 112 pages
Illustrations colour photographs & maps
Publication August 2012
By David Wembridge
Foreword by Chris Packham (of BBC’s Springwatch, etc.)
“[An] informative introduction [and] an engaging read” BBC Wildlife
“A book to the high standard we expect from this publisher and a new approach to some mammal species. A must for the bookshelf” Highland News
“[A] succinct but hugely informative style, enjoyably readable design, and authoritatively thorough grounding in sound science” Matthew Chatfield, naturenet/the ranger’s blog
Wherever you live, wildlife will move in alongside, unbothered by definitions of ‘built’ or ‘natural’ landscapes, but many accounts of urban wildlife only give passing mention to mammals. Over twenty species make use of the green spaces and brick and timber habitats of our towns and cities – from bats and wood mice, to muntjac and badgers – it can be surprising what we can see without even leaving our gardens, local streets and parks.
Twenty-two species are described in detail, with information on:
- Urban and wider ecology
- Key features and field signs
- Distributions in Great Britain and Ireland
- Plus chapters on urban habitats, possible conflicts and urban surveys
- Includes a brief taxonomy and plan of garden microhabitats
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species is a conservation charity working worldwide to ensure a future for endangered species. It has a special interest in protecting Britain’s wild mammals, runs wildlife events for people to enjoy our sometimes elusive mammals in their natural habitats and involves thousands of people nationwide in monitoring how they are doing.
See also: Britain’s Mammals