"A lively and important read." —Sunday Times
"Wonderfully entertaining... Engages the reader as much with the eloquence of its arguments as with the charm of its humour." —Mail on Sunday
"Had me exclaiming with delight... Goulson's book is juicy and delicious, layered with flavours steeped in culture." —Daily Telegraph
"A gripping account of the importance of insects to our environment." —Financial Times
"Buy this book, give it as a present. It is required reading for being a human in the 21st century." —New Scientist
In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind.
In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere