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Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland
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Art & Photography, Natural History
Publication Date
19 August 2009
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Birlinn Limited
Colour illustration throughout

Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland

by Ken Butler and Ken Crossan - Find out more about the author

‘By revealing much of the undisturbed natural beauty of the region, the book makes a strong case for the conservation of its habitats … It will be appreciated by local resident, visitors and armchair naturalists alike.’ – Watsonia, Journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles

Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland is a stunning volume of photographs and detailed descriptions which reveals the intricate beauty of plant life in far north of Scotland. Botanist Ken Butler and photographer Ken Crossan have teamed up to interpret one of the most wonderfully wild landscapes in Britain, with miles of varied and magnificent coast, the empty and fascinating peatlands of the Flow Country, wetland plants of the river banks and loch margins and a range of woodland types arising from the subtle ecological differences of soil and climate. Each species discussed is accompanied by photographs and notes of how to identify them, while the habitats in which each species is to be found, including factors of geology, climate, history and plant competition which make that habitat what it is, are also examined.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by novices and experts alike, both a beautiful coffee-table book and an invaluable reference guide.

Ken Butler, who lives in Thurso, has been exploring the plants of the area for nearly 50 years and Ken Crossan, who lives in Wick, is a prize-winning photographer of birds, mammals and plants.