Title: Highly recommended for nature lovers
Content: John Lister-Kaye is one of the best nature writers out there, having dedicated his life to the study of wildlife, he shares with us the immense knowledge he has gained and this book doesn't disappoint, there is so much to learn as Lister-Kaye shows us how to wait for the animals to come to you, how to enter a zen like state, thus becoming invisible to those that you are watching. He shares those moments in his life that moulded him into the man he became, the diary-like entries of him raising a young weasel he found when a lad was fantastic, taking the weasel to school with him and hiding it in his desk from the teachers was pure class. The animal watching in this book take place at The Aigas Field Centre that Lister-Kaye set up, the animals in this book have also made this place their home, it's an impressive achievement and one day I would love to visit. This book covers the following animals, Weasel, Pine Marten, Badger, Beavers and Otters...of these the only one I have seen alive in the wild was a weasel as it legged it down the road, it's really sad that I've never witnessed a badger out in the wild, there must be some near me, this book has definitely inspired me to look into this. The standout animal for me was the Pine Marten, I've not read anything about these creatures before and it was fascinating to witness them through Lister-Kaye's eyes, he has such a poetic way with words it was as if I was there. Another fine moment in this book was the 3.30am start along the river looking for Otters, a truly magical moment that was captured in a way that very few writers could. A remarkable book by a remarkable man, one that everybody should read, it is so inspirational that it will get you out there on the hunt for these nocturnal members of the Mustelidae family.