A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls

A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls

John Wright


it truly is tough to think about a extra vital image of the British geographical region than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and residential to oak and ash, box mice and butterflies. yet up to we would dream approximately foraging for mushrooms or amassing wayside nettles for soup, such a lot folks are blind to particularly how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our species.

One of Britain's most sensible recognized naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the usual and cultural heritage of hedges (as good as ditches, dykes and dry stone partitions) - from the arriving of the 1st settlers within the British Isles to the fashionable day, once we have ultimately started to realize the significance of those certain ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the geographical region and its population brings this advisor to existence, even if discussing the talents and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals who name them domestic.

Informative, useful, interesting and richly illustrated in color all through, A usual heritage of the Hedgerow is a booklet to stuff into your pocket for nation walks in each season, or to take pleasure in in wintry weather earlier than a roaring fireplace.

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