COMPANIONS TO LAST THE YEAR
Charming and practical annuals to be by your side in 2019
A NATURE POEM FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
EDITED BY JANE MCMORLAND HUNTER, BATSFORD, £18.99 From Robert Burns to Emily Brontë, Mary Coleridge, Edward Lear and Shakespeare, this delightful tome offers 365 lyrical escapes into the natural world.
SPRINGWATCH: THE 2019 ALMANAC
MICHAEL BRIGHT AND KAREN FARRINGTON, BBC BOOKS, £12.99 Compelling nature stories combine with practical nature-watching guidance in this useful annual, from how to identify animal tracks and beetles to the best time to see mayflies hatching.
THE ALMANAC: A SEASONAL GUIDE TO 2019
LIA LEENDERTZ, MITCHELL BEAZLEY, £10 A toolkit for appreciating the year’s rhythms, this month-by-month lets you into the secrets of the seasons, from the sky at night to tide times and even beehive behaviour.
GATHER: A FORAGING JOURNAL
TIMBER PRESS, £14.99 The perfect organiser for active foragers, this will help you plan excursions, keep track of harvested plants, where you found them and how you used them.
NATIONAL TRUST 2019 NATURE MONTH-BY-MONTH
ANNA WILSON, NOSY CROW, £9.99 With outdoor craft activities, fun recipes and animal behaviour guides, this beautifully illustrated almanac has year-long inspiration for nature-loving children.