There are 4 results matching your search for "Dave Goulson".
Bee QuestHARDBACK £16.99 Buy Now
A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle, Dave Goulson's wit, humour and deep love of nature make him the ideal travelling companion. But perhaps Bee Quest is most magical when Dave Goulson explores closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded estate at Knepp Castle, where, with the aid of some hairy, bluebell-eating Tamworth pigs, nightingale song has been heard for the first time in generations. This utterly charming book will inspire you to think about the ways in which we are all responsible for the future of our world. Through his scientific expertise and passion for conservation, Goulson shows us nature's resilience against the odds, and that beauty hides in the most surprising places.
A Buzz in the MeadowHardback £16.99 Buy Now
The author tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, a myriad of insects of every kind, many of them ones that Goulson has studied before in his career as a biologist.
A Sting in the TaleHardback £16.99 Buy Now
One of the UK's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines Gerald Durrell-esque tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path, 256pp. 2013
Bumblesbees: Their Behaviour and EcologyPaperback £39.99 Buy Now
Bumblebees are familiar and colourful insects and play an important roles as pollinators of crops and wildflowers. While some species are now reared commercially and have been distributed around the world to pollinate plants, others have declined are in danger of extinction. Outlines their behaviour and ecology and suggests areas where further research is needed.