Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the species most commonly encountered in gardens of Britain and Europe. Each species' habits, range and important characteristics are described, while colour paintings show each in detail. There are sections on and how to encourage wildlife into your garden and how to watch it. Sound advice on conservation issues is also offered. The book can be used as both a home reference and a pocket companion in the field.