The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl, ranging from earwigs to worms to moths to hoverflies - and bees, of course -and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive.
Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.
[Goulson] is master of intriguing details of a world
beyond our ken... The Garden Jungle is an eye-opening
book... [and Goulson's] enthusiasm is infectious. This is a
man you'd just love to visit your garden and show you its invisible
wonders, teach you how to nurture them. * The Times *
This book will teach you a great deal about the creatures who live right outside your door and are waiting for you to get to know them. It is a constant revelation. * Sunday Times *
Like a top-notch wildlife documentary, The Garden Jungle draws us in with fascinating details of the natural world and, at the same time, delivers a wake-up call... I doubt that many will finish reading this important book without making a few changes to their gardening or way of life. * Church Times *
An upbeat book about the wonders of the ecosystem in every garden. * The Times, *Summer reads of 2019* *
Woodlice, earthworms, earwigs: a seething Serengeti lurks in many a back garden. Apiologist Dave Goulson's wonderful book encourages such richness by delivering solid science on garden wilding... Goulson demonstrates that the domestic nature reserve is the first step towards saving the planet. * Nature *