A Buzz in the Meadow

by Dave Goulson

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  • 9780099597698
  • 9781473511187

From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale

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.

‘Glorious’ The Times

‘Captivating’ Independent


  • Random House; September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473511187
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: A Buzz in the Meadow
  • Author: Dave Goulson
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
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ISBNs
  • 9780099597698
  • 9781473511187

In The Press

"Goulson writes with infectious enthusiasm… A lively and important read."


About The Author

Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780099597698
  • 9781473511187