Inspired by Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day

 Red deer, squirrel, dormice, and harlequin ladybird for Halloween!

October month is filled with fascinating animals and plants. There is plenty to see and sometimes wildlife is right on our doorstep if we know what to look for and how to look.

The book Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day by Brett Westwood and Stephan Moss opens up your eyes to the best of British wildlife.

“All we need to do is step outside – or, sometimes, stay indoors – and simply look and listen in a different way.”

The book has an entry for every day of the year.  Since we bought the book, we have read an entry every evening.  Heads filled with wonder, because this book is more about wonder that a field guide, we have imagined and dreamt about all sorts of  adventures waiting for us on our doorstep.

The book lacks pictures which is sad but it may be a good things since it inspires you to find out more about what the animal or plant looks like before you start searching your garden, local park. . . And you can fill your biomimicry journal with drawings and information about your observations. Perfect inspiration for new wild and important ideas!

The entry for the 7th of October is about the Grey Phalarope ” a tiny, pearl-grey bird bobbing on the surface of the water.” And tomorrow it is the red deer.

Photo By Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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