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James Lowen has been immersed in all aspects of natural history since he was able to walk, encouraging him to become a fully fledged wildlife 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, and A Summer of British Wildlife: 100 Great Days Out with British Wildlife, are the result. 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. He has also written Antarctic Wildlife: a Visitor’s Guide to the Wildlife of the Beagle Channel, Drake Passage and Antarctic Peninsula. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, James writes regularly for magazines such as BBC Wildlife, The Countryman and Bird Watching.

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Nature notes: August’s wildlife highlights

August promises plenty of wildlife highlights in Britain, whether that’s at the seaside or, often, much closer to home.

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Nature notes: June’s wildlife highlights

There is abundant British wildlife to absorb in June, the month of daylight. 

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Nature notes: May’s wildlife highlights

Puffins, pearls and pasqueflowers – nature is at its best in May. 

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Living the wildlife: Europe’s summer wildlife highlights

From wolverine to walrus & Europe has plenty to offer those searching for a wildlife-filled summer getaway.

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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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