A unique, all-encompassing view of rural Britain, based on the celebrated, long-running BBC TV series. This beautifully illustrated book provides a month-by-month guide to everything that is happening in the natural world around us. Not only do we discover the most interesting birds, wild flowers or trees at any given time, we also find out what is happening in the fields, or on the shore, or in the rivers and lakes throughout the year. This gives us a complete understanding of the mechanics of the modern British countryside - from two-crop rotation of potatoes to the flooding risks in lowland Britain, from the explosion of invasive signal crayfish to the collapse of Britain's farmland bird populations. All of this is explained in the signature matter-of-fact way made famous by the series and illustrated with glorious colour photographs throughout which show exactly what you will come across during your countryside visit - whether you are at the southern tip of the Scilly Isles or in the far north of the Shetland Islands, and everywhere in-between.