More than Meets the Eye – The Wildlife of Grace Dieu, Leicestershire is the outcome of Loughborough Naturalists’ Club’s latest survey project. The area is considered one of the best remaining areas in Leicestershire as regards wildlife, and it’s historic importance is well-documented.
The book covers a very wide range of plant and animal groups in 22 chapters. The flowering plants have received a lot of attention over four centuries, with a total list exceeding 600 taxa. Many “lost” species have been re-found and nearly 100 new county records are reported.
The book is profusely illustrated and various snippets of natural history are presented in captions and feature boxes – it is much more than just a catalogue. For each taxonomic group, the authors give an account of previous recording, fieldwork methods, and how they went about securing accurate identifications.