Heather Buttivant

Heather Buttivant

Wildlife | Environment

Heather Buttivant is a writer and educator who specialises in introducing people to the mysterious wildlife beneath the Cornish waves. Her popular blog, Cornish Rock Pools, won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Blog of the Year Award in 2017 and she has appeared on BBC Countryfile. Her career has included working for Friends of the Earth and the Open University and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has Masters degrees in Professional Writing and Environmental Policy, a tracksuit full of swimming badges and an ‘I love sea slugs’ t-shirt. When she isn’t crawling through seaweed wearing waders or running children’s events for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Heather likes to hide away and write.

BEACH EXPLORER: 50 THINGS TO SEE AND DISCOVER

BEACH EXPLORER: 50 THINGS TO SEE AND DISCOVER

gem of a book

‘This beautiful little book has made me yearn even more for the delights that the beach offers … Fabulous facts and figures, activities and most importantly information about what we can do to help protect our beaches, oceans and living creatures. This gem of a book is for all beach lovers, especially those who have children or like looking at things from a child’s perspective.’

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we have absolutely loved this

‘Honestly, as a family we have absolutely loved this! As soon as it arrived Chris and Isaac made a list of all the things that were easy for us to do … This book is chocker full of facts and exciting activities that are suitable for all ages. There was so much in here that none of us knew so it’s been really educational for us as well. Cannot recommend this highly enough.’

@booksbytheboat
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‘We were both blown away by how beautiful the book is – the cover is stunning. It’s really nice to see a book aimed at slightly older kids … this is so crammed full of facts and activities that will keep middle graders busy. Even the teens were entertained. You could easily fill a day at the beach without hearing a single, “Mum, I’m bored.” Poppy and I both really enjoyed the sections about climate change and reducing pollution, something we’re both passionate about.’

@a_bookish_mummy

 

‘Amazing facts … full of activities and experiments.’

@nightfallmysteries

How to press seaweed

DiscoverWildlife.com – article by Heather

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ROCK POOL: EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE TIDES

ROCK POOL: EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE TIDES

‘I recommend Heather’s book to everyone. It’s brilliant!’

Dara Mcanulty, author of Diary of a Young Nautralist

‘Here are three simple steps to help you feel better about the world: read Heather Buttivant’s marvellous book, grab a pair of wellies and get yourself to a rocky shore … [a] thoughtful, enlightening and entertaining read.’

BBC Wildlife magazine
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‘Buttivant’s passion and expertise shine from the pages of this beautiful book to reveal the secret stories of the creatures that inhabit the wonderful marine ponds which twice daily grace our shores. An excellent companion for camera and bucket.‘

Tony Juniper CBE, environmentalist and writer

 

‘Her passion for life in the rock pools shines through in this rallying cry for the importance of marine conservation.” 

The Countryman

‘Heather Buttivant writes with an eloquence that I could not achieve about the “magic” of seashores and the excitement and passion they create. The text is authoritative and accurate – you can learn much that will fascinate, inform and will inspire you to follow in her footsteps.’

Keith Hiscock, author of Exploring Britain’s Hidden World: A Natural History of Seabed Habitats

‘An eye-opening journey to meet the animal inhabitants of our shores… wonderful characters with stories to tell and challenges to overcome.’

Paul Naylor, marine biologist and photographer