Readers raise vital funds for conservation

We're delighted to announce that readers of The Nature of the Malverns have raised more than £1,000 for our charity.

The sale of the book, The Nature of the Malverns, has raised £1,794 for the conservation of the Malvern Hills and Commons.

Our Wildlife Panel, a group of local wildlife experts and enthusiasts, will be helping us to choose conservation projects for these funds and for any future proceeds from the sale of the book.

A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased the book and helped to support the conservation of this special landscape.

Perhaps now is the time to purchase some reading material if you're self-isolating or social distancing yourself whilst also helping us to care for the Hills and Commons.  Copies are available from Malvern Book Co-operative and Ledbury Books and Maps (both are offering new delivery services) or online at Nature Bureau.


The Nature of the Malverns

The Nature of the Malverns book is bursting with spectacular images of the nature of the Malvern Hills and beyond, and would catch the eye of any lover of the Malverns.

Written by local experts, this is the first book compiling all the natural aspects of the Malverns from the Pied Flycatcher to the Pink Waxcap and from Goblin Gold to the Grayling butterfly.

Hundreds of stunning photographs have been contributed by local volunteer photographers and are brought together with a foreword by writer and broadcaster, Brett Westwood.  The publication was part funded by the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Beck Baker, Community and Conservation Officer said “The Malvern Hills and surrounds are home to such a diverse variety of wildlife and this book really brings this landscape to life. 

“Each chapter introduces and features different aspects of the natural world from the well-known birds to the more obscure mosses and liverworts.  Whether you’re a newcomer to wildlife or a keen observer, there’s something for everyone to discover amongst the colourful pages of this publication”

All the proceeds from this eye-catching coffee table book will go towards wildlife conservation on the Hills and Commons.

“We’re delighted that everyone who purchases the book will be putting something back into caring for this landscape now and for future generations.  What could be better than people taking joy from reading about the nature of the hills whilst also contributing to its upkeep and conservation”

Pick up a copy for your friends and family from local book shops, Malvern Book Co-operative and Ledbury Books and Maps, and online from Nature Bureau

There’s something for everyone in the Nature of the Malverns.


Book reviews:

Ms E. “Excellent book so a massive well done to all those involved!”

Ms A. “Great read and very informative”

Mr L. “Really enjoying ‘The Nature of the Malverns’… The fungi chapter by Sheila Spence is great!”