OUT AND ABOUT - Discovering British Wild Flowers
This is a bright and cheerful photographic identification guide aimed at youngsters to help them discover wild flowers when out and about. The plants are arranged primarily by habitat but also by colour in the Flower Colour Index, aiding rapid plant identification. Suitable as a science resource for all UK primary school curricula, age group 7-11.
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Author: Deirdre A Shirreffs
Publisher: Brambleby Books
Year of Publication: 23 Feb 2021
Format and Pages: Paperback, 160pp
Retail Price: ££8.99
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Sample text from OUT AND ABOUT - Discovering British Wild Flowers
Have you ever seen a Daisy on sand dunes, Poppies in a wood or Wood Anemones in a field? Probably not because every plant is adapted to its habitat, as with all wildlife. In this book you will find descriptions of over one hundred common British wild flowers arranged by the habitat they usually grow in (although some may grow in several). To identify plants by the colour of their flowers, check the photographic Flower Colour Index, page 154. When you find a flower you can tick the box at the bottom of the relevant page and make some notes. For each plant its average height, type of pollination and main flowering season is given....
Parts of a flower
It is important to recognise the parts of a flower to be able to identify it. A buttercup is a good example of a flowering plant as it shows the flower parts clearly....
Pollination and Fertilisation
For an ovule to develop into a seed two things need to happen – first pollination then fertilisation....
Woodlands in spring are among our most beautiful sights with carpets of starry white Wood Anemones or the misty blue of Bluebells. These flowers open and set seed quickly. ...
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Reviews and readers' comments
Many of us passionately believe that there is an urgent need to encourage future generations of botanists. This new book is designed to do just that. Its target audience are primary school children between the ages of 6 and 12. But it could also be a helpful introductory flora for adults dipping their toes into the sometimes chilly waters of plant identification. - John Warren, BSBI
Overall Impression: Really good, easy to read, covers the main sorts of wild flower you would usually see and be able to identify. - Dr Peter Llewellyn
The book is looking fantastic. Although primarily for children, it could very much reach a wider audience of parents, interested adults, and primary school teachers, indeed a lovely ‘family book’, for use at home and when out and about. The photos in the book are superb and give a real feeling what the flower or leaf actually looks like (close ups fantastic). I think teachers, from all over the UK, particularly, will find the book useful. The information is presented in a slightly more informal way so is pleasant to read but informative…good tone! The flower reproduction is also particularly well explained! As a teacher, I used drama, diagrams and a little buzzy bee to demonstrate this but actually it is quite hard for children (and a lot of adults) to totally understand! Looking at your book for the first time would make me or indeed anyone with a bit of interest be straight out there looking for wild flowers!! - Margaret Alston, Primary School Teacher
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