Both this and the larger volume yet to be published represent an immense amount of time in in field and at home trying to define track and sign accurately. Captive animals have been asked to stand in sand traps and ink traps to reveal their footprints. Trail cameras have been placed next to kills, holes and rubs to discover the architects of numerous bits of sign. Hours of serious head scratching have ensued in woods, pubs and around coffee tables both alone and with trackers from across the Northern Hemisphere.
This guide contains life sized drawings of almost 50 of the UK native, domesticated and exotic mammals ranging from the the smallest to the largest. included are almost 40 commonly occurring bird tracks together with reptile and amphibian tracks and common insects.
The book has 57 pages is 21cm x 15cm laminated and is ring bound so it can be laid flat on the ground for direct comparison
£9.50 + £1.50 P&P
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John Rhyder’s “Animal Tracks Field Guide” represents a step-change in the resource available to professional ecologists and amateur naturalists within the UK. The level of detail and comprehensiveness of his footprint drawings has come out of a lifetime’s career working in and with nature, coupled with nearly a decade of more intensive study of animal tracks and signs. As an accomplished naturalist and educator, he instinctively recognises what the field ecologist needs in a practical field guide: accurate, life-size drawings on laminated pages that are ring-bound to allow them to be laid flat next to a track. Ideal! And there’s even a ruler on the inside of both covers. This is not a book to be read, it’s a book to be used and should live within every serious tracker’s rucksack.
Richard Andrews, MA Cantab, CEnv, MCIEEM, Consultant Ecologist and Tracker.
It’s landed and what a brilliantly laid out field guide I’ve been waiting for this ever since hearing about it on an FSC course led by John Rhyder (an incredibly good course). Also, the first thing I’ve won since primary school. Cannot wait for the accompanying larger work to be available to buy as well. Some things are definitely worth waiting for and a lot of thought has clearly gone into this
Well now. This weather proof guide just arrived from the magnificent John Rhyder at the Woodcraft School!
I’ll have this out with me in the woodland next time. Loads of water bird-life and mammals from deer to mice out there.