The idyllic Slad Valley in Gloucestershire is one of Britain’s richest and most diverse habitats. This coat-pocket guide in sturdy hardback is an ideal walker’s companion, with 450 colour photographs to help identify wild flowers, grasses, trees, butterflies and day-flying moths.
Among the hundreds of plant species thriving in the valley’s limestone grassland are up to thirteen orchids, including the early purple, pyramidal and bee orchids.
The 125 page book is by Richard Morris, a resident of the Slad Valley, science teacher and enthusiastic amateur botanist.
More information: sladvalley.co.uk