Collection of local books on wildlife.

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group sells Wildlife Books at events or they can be ordered using the order form or bought online via Thematic Trails Oxford page.

OXFORD TREES

Sophie Huxley

ISBN 978-0-9522671-1-9

£3.95

Huxley Scientific Press 2009 38 pages, with 12 attractive and sensitive black and white illustrations by Steve Empson. A map identifies most of the relevant colleges of central Oxford. This convenient, pocket-sized (12cm x 18cm) booklet, guides the interested observer on a trail of discovery, drawing attention to the wide array of interesting trees to be found in this relatively small urban environment. Many of the trees are located in College gardens with restricted opening times so that planning may be needed if you hope to cover the full range of trees identified. The account is admirably comprehensive, with historic detail on the origins of many of the trees encountered, and spiced with well-selected prose, poetry and quotes. A good read on foot or even curled up in your armchair.

OXFORD ECOLOGY - a walk on the wild side

Janet Keene

ISBN 978-0-948444-14-2

£2.95

Thematic Trails 1988. 40 pages, 32 illustrations.

A circular walk in central Oxford visits a variety of habitats demonstrating how plants and animals can exploit what is seemingly the most unpromising of environments, a modern city. A final reference section highlights environmental factors and processes which influence wildlife in towns.

DISCOVERING OXFORD'S GREEN PLACES
Photograph of Oxford Green Places Book.
"Oxford Green Places".

Susan Antrobus and Janet Keene.

ISBN 978-0-948444-21-0 Thematic Trails 1991-2002. 44 pages. 65 illustrations.

£2.95

A guide to Oxford City’s hidden countryside including walks around six green sites where nature thrives in an urban setting. The guide draws attention to the diverse wildlife to be found within the city’s boundary. Green sites visited include: Grandpont, Holywell Cemetery, Chilswell Valley, Rock Edge, Lye Valley and Spindleberry Park.

WILDFLOWERS FOR GARDENS

Jenny Steel

£3.00

Webbs Barn Designs 2001. A5. 28 pages. A descriptive list of over 140 wildflowers to attract wildlife to your garden.

COTTAGE GARDENS

Jenny Steel

A descriptive list of useful plants to attract wildlife, including butterflies, to your garden.

£3.00

MEADOWS AND CORNFIELDS

Jenny Steel

ISBN 978-0-9541116-0-1

£3.00

Webbs Barn Designs 2001. A5. 25 pages. 20 colour illustrations.

How to create and maintain a meadow or cornfield to attract wildlife to your garden.


WILDLIFE PONDS

Jenny Steel

ISBN 978-0-9541116-1-8

£3.50

How to create a natural looking pond to attract wildlife to your garden.Webb Barns Designs 2002.A5. 32 pages.17 colour photos.

 

Photograph of Wildlife Pond at OUWG.
Pond Dipping at BBNP.
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A WILDLIFE GARDEN

Jenny Steel

Webbs Barn Designs 2003 A5. 28 pages, 5 illustrations.

£3.00

2003 A5. 40 pages 29 illustrations.

From the personal experience of developing a two-acre plot over a period of ten years, Jenny of Kingston Bagpuize gives a flavour of a year in the life of what has become a very remarkable wildlife garden.

BUTTERFLY GARDENING

Jenny Steel

ISBN 978-0-9541116-2-5

£3.50

Webbs Barn Designs 2003. A5. 28 pages, 12 colour illustrations.

How to encourage butterflies to visit and breed in your garden; Garden butterflies & their life cycle; Nectar plants; larval food plants; the winter garden.

 

NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS

Jenny Steel

Webbs Barn Designs 2003 A5. 28 pages, 5 illustrations.

£3.00

Jenny lists native trees, shrubs and climbers that are suitable for garden cultivation, giving information on their height, the soil conditions which they prefer, whether they have flowers or berries and most importantly, what wildlife they attract.