An insight into the River Itchen
at Martyr Worthy, Hampshire for:
   § naturalists,    § nature lovers,
   § riverkeepers,    § youngsters,
   § artists,    § environmentalists.
The River Itchen at Martyr Worthy
Wildlife & Riverkeeping Observed

The River Itchen in Hampshire is one of the finest chalk streams in the world, famed for its wild brown trout. This book is a distillation of an observational, ten-year study of a one kilometre stretch of the river at Martyr Worthy in Hampshire. The highly illustrated account draws upon 100,000 photographs and hundreds of hours of video recordings taken between 2008 and 2018.

Seventy species of bird, otters (including a family tracked and filmed for a year) water voles, mink and moles, together with a wide variety of insects and plants feature.

Landscapes, patterns, shapes and reflections that provide inspirational material for the artist, poet and storyteller. It is through art and imagination that young people can be introduced to, and learn about, nature with a sense of fun.

More importantly, the relentless day-by-day activities of the riverkeeper describe what it takes to conserve this Site of Special Scientific Interest, a truly wild and special place.
§The History of the Water Meadows with contemporary accounts and scenes
§The River Year, a month-by-month account highlighting the flora and fauna throughout
§Riverkeeping activities showing what it takes to manage a chalk stream
§River Engineering revealing the man-made nature of the river and the control of its flow
§Conservation, a definition with thoughts and considerations with regard to public access
§Art Naturally, provides an emphasis for artists and young people through art, poetry, story-telling and imagination
§On the Trail at Night, revealing night-time visitors, such as otters, badgers and mink, together with their activities
§On the Trail by Day, showing close-up views of animals and birds as they forage, hunt or rest during the day

For further detail go to the River Itchen website at: where you will find more illustrations and explanation, chapter by chapter.

Publication date:February, 2019
Style:Hardback, 512 pages full colour throughout
Illustrations:over 1500 colour photographs, plus historical b&w photographs together with line drawings.
Price:35 + 2.50 UK p&p
To find out more please contact:
Tel: +44(0)1962 779944

To order a copy please send your order, together with your payment (made payable to George Mann Publications), to:

George Mann Publications,
6 Malthouse Close, Easton,
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1ES

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