COM­PAN­IONS TO LAST THE YEAR

Countryfile Magazine - - Lazy Days -

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.

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