3.5 out of 5 stars

A copy of this was provided free of charge from the publisher in return for an honest review.

This is a dual review of two new RSPB spotlight guides that are the most recent additions to the range that now has twelve in it. There are short guides on moths, butterflies, birds of prey and caterpillars. The two that I was kindly sent are Garden Bugs and Ducks, Geese and Swans.

They are a fold-out format printed on card and with a high gloss finish which I think may resist a small amount of water should it be damp when using them outside. One-half of the fold-out pages have brief information on the subject matter at hand, so for the ducks and geese, there is information on the habitat, behaviour and conservation. The other side of these pages has beautiful illustrations by Stephen Message.

I thought that these were well-produced small guide books. Strongly recommend these for the budding naturalist who may not want a detailed guidebook just yet, but still wants to know what they have seen on a lake or found in their garden.

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