This new book is a light and funny children’s story explaining how pollination works, illustrated with original artwork by Kim E Styles.
From pre-historic times with the dinosaurs, to the present day. Before butterflies and bees; what were the first pollinators? What is nectar for and what does pollen do? Where are the Stamen, stigma and sepals on a flower?
Useful for parents and teachers. The main part of the book is a fictional story, which is entertaining for children from 4 to 11 years and those learning to read. Each page has large colourful artwork to hold a child’s attention.
Educational facts in the last quarter help to introduce children to, biology, botany, ecology and insect pollinators; illustrated with colour photographs and clear diagrams.
Children are encouraged to look closer at the plants and insects in our world and start to understand how they live and reproduce.
With sound environmental and ecological information. It will help children to understand the plants and insects on our planet, and why conservation is so important.
“As we are becoming more aware and in tune with nature, the next generation are given the knowledge and skills to take action and participate in practical activities to improve their world.”
In 2010, look out for The Creatures of Tumbledown Farm series. Learn about countryside animals and birds. How they live and what you can do to help them.
Brought up with his mothers stories, of her growing up in the beautiful countryside of Swale Dale, North Yorkshire. Roger had a passion for nature from an early age, which he has been able to encourage in his own children. Starting by growing trees from locally collected seed and planting the saplings in nearby green spaces.
Twenty years on and the children all grown up, he is involved with local voluntary conservation groups working in partnership with the local authority.
His focus is to encourage tree planting, habitat creation and improve access to green places for people with disabilities. "Having access to woodland and natural places has real benefits for all people but particularly during illness or dealing with disability."
His practical skills have also helped in building and setting up many successful boxes for small birds and Barn Owls.
He encourages others to be active in conservation by giving talks to groups and schools. A Field Teacher for a national conservation charity, the RSPB, he teaches school children on Nature Reserves, passing on his enthusiasm for nature. He also runs an after school club at a nearby junior and infants school where the children can learn about plants and ecology in the purpose built school garden.
“Understanding nature helps us to appreciate why conservation is vitally important to us all.”