I highly recommend reading this book. Goulson in an entomologist and professor of biological sciences at the University of Sussex. Its a vibrant interesting book set in his derelict farm in Charente which he made as a home for wildlife.
Check out this review for more details http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11047893/A-Buzz-in-the-Meadow-by-Dave-Goulson-review-a-delicious-revelation.html
Dave Goulson is also Author of A Sting in the Take for which he was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.