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The Nature of Britain

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: Marchday Charitable Trust

Available braille grades:

This collection takes you on a tour of the habitats and wildlife of Great Britain. The audio soundtrack describing the seven habitats is taken from Alan Titchmarsh’s book “The Nature of Britain”. Depicted on the tactile pictures are wildlife from these habitats voiced by wildlife presenters including Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Matt Baker.

Listen to an audio clip

Let's start with the badger at the left with the nose. This is large and rubbery and is used for snuffling in short grass and sucking up worms. Below the nose is a small indentation indicating the mouth. This is hiding a fearsome set of teeth and strong jaws. The badger is a carnivore so has incisors for subduing prey and tearing flesh and molars for grinding. It is also a fighter, defending its territory and breeding females. Moving to the right, feel a raised ridge. This indicates the black stripe which extends back to and beyond the ear. In the stripe feel the small round eye. This is also black and hidden in the black stripe for protection.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Red Squirrel and Footprint
Brown Long-eared Bat and Eyed Hawk-moth
Badger and Footprint
Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer
Hare and Rabbit
Roe Deer, Fawn and Footprint
Otter and Footprint
Water Vole
The Life Cycle of a Red Admiral Butterfly
Fox and Footprint

What our members say

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Very Interesting Album Thank you for this very interesting album. I so much enjoyed new things about the beautiful countryside which thanks to wonderful friends I am able to enjoy on the many rambles that we take twice a week. I was so pleased to learn about the different animals and the their habitats. I will be able to tell my friends about some of them. Library Member
Mystery Solved! I did enjoy the Nature of Britain album especially as I have been blind all my life and what most of the animals look like has been a mystery to me. I am sure as I borrow more of the albums many more mysteries will be solved! Rose
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