A major new publication celebrating the remarkable wildlife of Shotover


The Life of an Oxfordshire Hill

Editors: Ivan Wright and Jacqueline Wright

Chapters by Lawrence Bee, Marc Botham,
Steve Gregory, Eleanor Hawtree, Eliza Howlett,
Linda Losito, Tim Newton, Antonia Whitehead,
Ivan Wright and Jacqueline Wright

Publication date – 20th November 2018
(Order below)

A full-colour hardback book of 280 pages with 20 chapters and over 400 pictures

… a lasting tribute to the hard work of a team of specialists working for the sheer love of their subject. It will remain the reference work on the area for the foreseeable future.

Richard Fortey FRS

Shotover Wildlife’s attractive new book explores the rich wildlife of Shotover Hill, covering all of the main species groups including flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, bees, beetles and mammals. Written by specialists in non-technical language, the book also places the past 20 years of species surveying and research by Shotover Wildlife in the context of work by the naturalists of past centuries.

The reader will gain an appreciation of the intricate mosaic of habitats across the Hill, including heath, grasslands and ancient woodland, as well as an overview of the physical geography and important fossils. The book concludes with an exploration of the future for wildlife at Shotover.

This book will appeal to all those who love Shotover and have an interest in this very special landscape