Two new books coming out in November from the publishers of Wild Flowers of the Algarve by Sue Parker and Pat O’Reilly are ALGARVE WILDLIFE – THE NATURAL YEAR – by Clive Viney and Ray Tipper and WILD ORCHIDS IN THE ALGARVE by Sue Parker.
Wildlife in the Algarve is an authoritative and comprehensive source of information about the abundant natural life found here year round. From wild flowers, birds and butterflies to chameleon and mongoose, all species are shown in full colour and presented in two-week periods during the year.
Written in simple language and accessible to all readers, without losing the degree of scientific information that will suit botanists, birdwatchers and other nature-lovers, this book is suitable for residents and visitors alike, whether you’re an expert ‘twitcher’ or just want to identify that snake or bird you keep seeing in your garden.
Bestselling author and naturalist, Clive Viney, has teamed up with renowned wildlife photographer, Ray Tipper, to produce this stunningly beautiful and highly informative Algarve wildlife guide. 150 pages with more than 200 colour photographs and priced at 20 euros.
Wild Orchids in the Algarve is the result of years of study during Sue Parker’s life-long passion for wild orchids. Few places in Europe can rival the Algarve for diversity of habitat and the range of wild orchids found here is quite outstanding. This gorgeously illustrated guide tells you where to go and when to see the most amazing displays of wild orchids.
Sue is often called upon to give talks worldwide about wild orchids and, from her home in the Algarve, has made a detailed study of the habitats and hotspots preferred by the species of wild orchids that occur here. 68 pages and more than 100 colour photographs, priced at 10.5 euros.
You can meet the authors at the launch of these two books at the Griffin Bookshop on Saturday, November 21 between noon and 2pm where they will be signing the books and talking about their many years’ study and experience of these fascinating subjects. Everyone is welcome to this event at the Griffin Bookshop.