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Nature notes: summer wildlife breaks in Wales

From red squirrels and rare wildflowers to seabirds and spider crabs, this country abounds with wildlife delights.

Blooming spring breaks: the best European destinations for wildlife lovers

Hands up if you're already looking forward to spring.

Europe’s spring wildlife highlights

Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a blue whale in the wild,...

Europe’s autumn wildlife highlights

Autumn is an intense experience for wildlife-watching in Europe

Family-friendly wildlife weekends

Europe abounds in family-friendly wildlife-watching opportunities. Here's James Lowen's pick of the best. 

European city breaks for wildlife lovers

Can’t decide whether you want a city break or a nature-oriented trip to Europe? Why not do both culture and vulture on the same short...
James Lowen has been immersed in all aspects of natural history since he was able to walk, encouraging him to become an award-winning wildlife and travel writer, editor, guide and photographer. Upon his return to Britain from several years leading wildlife tours in South America and Antarctica, James had an irrepressible desire to renew his relationship with British nature. His books 52 Wildlife Weekends: a Year of British Wildlife-watching Breaks (winner, Travel Guidebook of 2016), and A Summer of British Wildlife: 100 Great Days Out with British Wildlife, are the result. A slight extension in geographical remit brought about James’s following book for Bradt, 52 European Wildlife Weekends: a Year of Short Breaks for Nature Lovers (winner, Adele Evans Award for Best Guidebook 2018). Enthused by bringing nature to life for the non-specialist, James’s previous book for Bradt Travel Guides is Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide to Brazil’s Great Wetland. His total of 13 books also includes a visitor’s guide to Antarctic wildlife, a walking guide to the English county of Norfolk and a travel narrative that views Britain through the filter of its rare and remarkable moths. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, James writes regularly for The Telegraph and formagazines such as BBC Wildlife, The Countryman and Bird Watching. His photography is represented by FLPA and Alamy.

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Europe’s spring wildlife highlights

Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a blue whale in the wild, Europe has something to offer. 

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Europe’s autumn wildlife highlights

Autumn is an intense experience for wildlife-watching in Europe

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Which binoculars are best for me?

Binoculars are a fabulous tool for getting close to nature, but the selection process can feel daunting! Let James Lowen talk you through it. 

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Family-friendly wildlife weekends

Europe abounds in family-friendly wildlife-watching opportunities. Here’s James Lowen’s pick of the best. 

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European city breaks for wildlife lovers

Can’t decide whether you want a city break or a nature-oriented trip to Europe? Why not do both culture and vulture on the same short holiday?

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Britain’s autumn wildlife highlights

The season’s fading light and dipping temperatures might strengthen the lure of weekends spent inside, but the autumn offers some of the year’s finest wildlife-watching experiences. 

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May’s wildlife highlights

Puffins, pearls and pasqueflowers – kickstart your summer of British wildlife with these fabulous experiences. 

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Reptiles and amphibians

No class of animals evokes more trepidation than snakes, lizards and their compadres.

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Feathered friends

Birds form the backdrop to your summer of wildlife, and regularly take centre stage as well.

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