From 6 years old
Come and discover the wonderful life of birds! Learn about their environment, their physical features, what they eat and much more!
The “How they live” collection is a must-have for children and other members of the family who are eager to learn about nature and animals while having fun.
Birds are often short of food in winter; you can help them by providing food. This is a good way to get to know birds that do not normally come close to your home. Start putting out food at the onset of cold weather – snow or frost and continue until springtime. If you stop the feeding, the birds may become confused: they need a reliable source of food in winter conditions to avoid the risk of starvation. The bird feeder should be placed at least 1.5 metres high. A pole or a windowsill work best, but a branch will also do. There should be a hedge or bush nearby, where birds can seek refuge from danger, such as a sparrowhawk attack. The bird feeder should be large enough to prevent conflicts between different types of birds; this will also reduce the chance of infectious diseases being transmitted.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The collection "How they live..." is about wild creatures and their relation to our lives and the environment.
In the "How they live..." series :
• How they live... bats
• How they live... amphibians
• How they live... owls
• How they live... reptiles
• How they live... rodents
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Ivan Esenko presents the world of nature and invites the reader to learn more about the world that we are part of. His camera is his most faithful companion and its lens particularly likes to ‘capture’ those animals that live in close quarters to man. We take them so much for granted that we no longer seem to care for them. Ivan is their voice, he has become their ‘personal’ photographer.
David Withrington from Britain has spent most of his professional life working for the official agency, Natural England, where he was initially Author/Editor and latterly Senior Freshwater Adviser. He has a particular interest in birds and butterflies. He has many contacts across Europe through his voluntary work for youth and environmental conservation, including friends in Slovenia, a country which he has visited 34 times.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Okaši is a Slovenian publisher with a vibrant programme.
At every turn, nature reveals its new face and discloses a myriad of secrets. This is why we have devoted a special place to it in our publishing house. We are the creators of books that delight curious children and their parents in their discoveries of nature: in the home garden and the nearby park, but also further afield, in the fields and forests.
At Okaši we keep pace with the times which is why have embarked upon several electronic editions of our books. We have added sound to these publications and hence a new dimension to the contents already there.