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Get Your Boots On

by Alex White, Foreword by Chris Packham



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Young wildlife champion Alex White believes that a lifetime of caring for the environment can start close to home with fantastic experiences. Along with a host of well-known contributors, he reveals the simple and low-cost ways that people can enjoy nature. Together they share their passion, reveal what got them into wildlife in the first place and show how to get closer to it – now they want you to Get Your Boots On.

The book offers indispensable advice for those who would like to get more involved, or even build a career out of their passion for wildlife. Illustrated throughout by Alex’s stunning photographs, this book will appeal to young and old alike. It suggests: when and where to get out there; what to go looking for; how to do it; what to take… and a host of other tips. Practical advice for getting closer to nature with encouragement from those who have lived it. As Chris Packham says in the Foreword: ‘This fabulous and important book. It’s good, it’s inspirational and — critically — it’s heartening.’

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Reviews of Get Your Boots On

‘The book covers all the basics of getting into wildlife, from fieldcraft and photography tips to getting connected with like-minded people. The chances are you know someone who really wants to know more about this funny business – this book would be the perfect present’— BBC Wildlife Magazine.

‘It’s practical, lightweight, easy to follow and jam packed full of tips and inspiration… it was refreshing to read such a well put together book by someone so young and passionate about our natural world’— New Nature.

‘Alex is prominent as a standard-bearer for [a] new generation of wildlife champions… he is giving hope and inspiration to young people across this nation that despite all the challenges we face, it is still possible to make this world a better place for humans and wildlife’— Dominic Dyer, CEO Badger Trust & British Wildlife Advocate Born Free Foundation.

‘A fantastic achievement… ideal if you have teenagers – especially if they enjoy nature, animals, the outdoors, or photography. However, it’s a very accessible book whatever your age, so if the above applies to you too, then it’s well worth a read’— getoutwiththekids.co.uk

‘You’ve got great advice that you can see has come out of Alex’s own experiences… Having a book like this written by someone so young is great for showing anyone can make a difference’— Wild Parenting: Nature Book Club.

‘A brilliant book by young naturalist, Alex White. Combines practical nature-watching tips with gorgeous photos. A great book whatever your age, but perfect for nature-loving teens’— groweatgift.

‘What I really like is how colourful and cleverly graphically designed it is. Alex’s pictures are great and used superbly throughout the publication…The tone of the book is encouraging… It is packed full of tips and hints… I must admit; I found it hard to put this book down, it’s a real page turner… Alex’s writing style is engaging, insightful, honest and down to earth. Get Your Boots On is excellent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️’— Canned Wildlife.

As featured in the Oxford Mail and The Big Issue.


Alex White is a wildlife photographer and blogger. Since the age of ten, he has won a number of photography competitions. He has appeared on panels and spoken to audiences about his love of wildlife, from small local gatherings to BBC TV’s Springwatch Unsprung. Alex is passionate about British wildlife — in particular mammals — and keen to show other people how to find amazing wildlife on their doorstep. His blog Appleton Wildlife Diaries is a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2019.

Foreword author

Chris Packham has led a remarkable life. He has gained recognition as a naturalist, television presenter, writer, photographer, conservationist, campaigner and filmmaker.

Ebook Versions of Get Your Boots On

Get Your Boots On is also available as an ebook:

  • Kindle (for Kindle and any device which has the Kindle App, e.g. iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets).
  • Google Play (for Android).

Please note that that the ebook is best viewed on colour devices.

Additional information

Weight370 g
Dimensions156 × 12 × 234 mm



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Alex White

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Foreword author

Chris Packham

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