Five more nature books are competing for the Jan Wolkers Prize 2021, the prize for the best nature book, as was announced on Sunday in the BNNVARA program

Early Birds

on NPO Radio 1.

Last year the prize went to the book

What trees tell us

by Valerie Trouet.

More than 130 books were submitted this year, which were published between June 1 last year and June 1 this year.

These include field guides, monographs, children's books, poetry collections, reference works and novels.

The shortlist consists of

The Underworld of the Garden

by Romke van de Kaa,

Biography of a Fly

by Jaap Robben and Paul Faassen,

Terra Ultima

by Raoul Deleo,

De Poel

by Pauline de Bok and

The Discovery of Nature

by Hans Mulder. The winner will be announced on Sunday 24 October.

The Jan Wolkers Prize is an initiative of

Vroege Vogels

, the World Wildlife Fund and

de Volkskrant

. The prize will be awarded for the ninth time this year and consists of a cash prize of five thousand euros and an original drawing of the winner, made by Siegfried Woldhek. The jury consists of Karina Wolkers, Allard Stapel (World Wildlife Fund), Jean-Pierre Geelen (

de Volkskrant

) and Daniel Gulpers (

Early Birds