18 January 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
A new book featuring a collection of wildlife and nature writing by West Cork based author Calvin Jones celebrates the incredible diversity of life on and around the island of Ireland.
Volume one of “The Irish Wildlife Collection” features wildlife profiles and articles covering a wide selection of species from humpback whales to dandelions and a range of wildlife topics from whale watching to exploring the backyard jungle.
According to the author the catalyst for compiling this first volume in the collection came from readers.
“My series on Irish Wildlife has been running on the back page of weekly magazine Ireland’s Own since 2001,” said Calvin. “Over the years I’ve had numerous requests from readers asking if they could buy a collection of the profiles in book form. The answer to that question was always no… until now.”
As well as the species profiles the collection also contains selected wildlife and nature writing that has featured in high profile national and international publications like BBC Wildlife Magazine, The Irish Independent, The Countryman, The Irish Examiner and Wild Ireland, among others. Calvin, who also runs Discover Wildlife Experiences on the West Cork Coast, hopes the book will encourage readers to get out and enjoy the wild side of ireland. He plans to release the next volume in the series later this year.
Published by Ireland’s Wildlife “The Irish Wildlife Collection: Volume 1” is initially available exclusively through Amazon, and costs £3.31 for the Kindle eBook edition or £8.20 for the paperback edition.