Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Sign in to follow this  
CazzDownUnder

Nature Books

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for books about Australian flora and fauna. Encyclopedias about birds etc and also any decent gardening or veg growing books you can suggest. Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you here in Australia?  If so, there are any amount of books on those subjects in bookshops and online.  Same if you are in the UK.  Google the books you are interested in and buy online if not available locally.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the gardening books by Jackie French.   They're written in an engaging style and are very practical and down to earth.  They don't expect you to be an amazing gardener or blind you with science. 

http://www.jackiefrench.com/copy-of-sustainability-and-ecology-1

This website is good for learning about Australian birds http://www.birdlife.org.au/all-about-birds/australias-birds/find-a-bird

I don't know if this is the best bird book around but it's the one I've used for years:

https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-slater-field-guide-to-australian-birds-second-edition-peter-slater/book/9781877069635.html


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On 07/09/2019 at 02:41, Toots said:

Are you here in Australia?  If so, there are any amount of books on those subjects in bookshops and online.  Same if you are in the UK.  Google the books you are interested in and buy online if not available locally.  

I was looking for suggestions. There have been many books written but they might not be any good.

 

On 07/09/2019 at 02:53, Marisawright said:

I like the gardening books by Jackie French.   They're written in an engaging style and are very practical and down to earth.  They don't expect you to be an amazing gardener or blind you with science. 

http://www.jackiefrench.com/copy-of-sustainability-and-ecology-1

This website is good for learning about Australian birds http://www.birdlife.org.au/all-about-birds/australias-birds/find-a-bird

I don't know if this is the best bird book around but it's the one I've used for years:

https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-slater-field-guide-to-australian-birds-second-edition-peter-slater/book/9781877069635.html

Thanks, i'll check them out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK Cazz.  I have loads of books on the subjects you are asking about but my two favourites and the ones I look at most often for info are these two.  Where I go walking there are different sizes of wallabies and other little marsupials around so the mammal book is really handy when I want to identify exactly which is which.  The Yates garden book has been around for yonks but is updated all the time.  I refer to it often.  🙂  The bird book Marisa recommended is excellent too.

 

mammals.jpg

yates.jpg

Edited by Toots

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×