A day-by-day account of Britain's wildlife seen through the eyes of leading Times columnist, Derwent May'Rooks are back round the nests in their tree-top rookeries. Many pairs have returned to the battered nests they used last year, and are repairing them energetically. The male flies in with a beakful of mud or a stick, and the female works it into the structure, to the accompaniment of much cawing by both of them, and also among their neighbours.' (from diary entry March 1st)Times A Year in Nature Notes is the perfect companion for nature-lovers all over Britain. Derwent May's perceptive observations and charming, personal style combine with his encyclopaedic knowledge of Britain's wildlife to produce a book that will appeal to the casual observer and wildlife expert alike.The book is compiled from Derwent May's 'Nature Notes' column in The Times, and is illustrated throughout with the stylish black and white illustrations of artist Peter Brown. Packed full of fascinating information about the secret lives of the wildlife all around us, from the birds in our garden to the flowers on muddy roadside verges, Times A Year in Nature Notes is a joy to read. Derwent May records the comings and goings of swallows and swifts, the first appearance of bluebells and primroses, sightings of March hares, frogs and ladybirds, to reveal the changing sights and sounds of our cities and countryside throughout the year.