The Box Hill Book of Bugs … and other small creatures by Anne and John Bebbington
The authors were based at Juniper Hall Field Centre from 1978 to 2004 where they taught at all levels from primary to postgraduate. For this publication John and Anne Bebbington used their years of living, walking and teaching on the Hill to make a personal, but representative selection from the vast number of different species of invertebrates that occur locally.
There is much help with identification and, for simplicity, species have been divided according to the number of their legs, starting with animals with no legs, such as worms and snails, moving on to those with six (insects) or eight legs (spiders) and ending with multi-leggers like centipedes and millipedes.
The text is very clear, well structured and informative. Illustrations are sharp, well chosen, well labelled and often quite beautiful. Anne’s exquisite line drawings are used throughout and there are more than seventy of John’s amazing colour photographs.