From Badgers to Nighthawks (book review)

I bought this book after a lecture by Malcolm Ingham and he signed it for me 🙂

This book has been a pleasure to read, and unusually for me, its not taken me a long time to read it.

The book follows Malcolm’s life from childhood to retirement and through his career as Wildife Ranger and Wildlife Officer, and through his running of the Wirral Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit.

The story shows a great understanding of ecology, wildlife, and of the people that are connected to wildlife, in both the positive and negative sense of the word.

As well as this following Malcolm’s life – which appears to have been fantastic! Through his media appearances to raise the profile of the Rehab unit, which brought back memories of actually seeing him on the TV as a child – pretty soon the book takes up the stories of the animals that came into his care, his relationships with them and their own personal stories.

I found this book very easy to read, written in a humorous fashion and the animals’ stories are very real to life and descriptive, at the end of each chapter I felt like I had been there with them and got to know them, and I felt as if I had experienced some of the encounters with them.

Malcolm is a real hero and I am grateful for all he has done for wildlife. I would recommend this book for anyone with an interest in stories about wildlife and nature.