With their wild glare, swift turn of foot and secretive nature, hares are the rabbit’s mysterious and untameable cousin. Always a thrilling wildlife spot, the hare has long been a symbol of Britain’s sweeping, open countryside. Hares have also been associated with human culture and folklore for many centuries – their associations with spring can be traced back to the druids. Focusing on our two British species, the brown hare (found throughout the UK and widely distributed in Europe and Asia) and its more northerly relative the mountain hare (found in Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Russian Federation), ‘RSPB Spotlight Hares’ offers exciting and up-to-date information on these incredible lagomorphs, with chapters covering their biology, evolution, natural history, behaviour, including courtship rituals, and ecology.
Author Nancy Jennings Published by Bloomsbury Natural History ISBN 9781472933645 EAN 9781472933645 Bic Code Cover Paperback