People can read about all 275 species of bee found in Great Britain in a new book published by a Kenilworth natural historian.
Steven Falk’s Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland has been written for both bee novices and expert recorders and researchers and also includes photography and bee artwork by Richard Lewington.
Steven, who has worked as ecology officer at Coventry City Council and keeper of natural history at Warwickshire Museum, took two years to write the book. He said: “Bees and other pollinators have never been so much in the political spotlight, and the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy is a call to arms asking amateur naturalists to record and monitor these amazing and important insects.
“But without a proper field guide, this has been impossible for most, and I feel truly privilaged to have been given the chance to write it.”
The book is now available in book shops and online at www.amazon.co.uk