By John Wright
It is hard to consider a extra crucial image of the British nation-state 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 accumulating wayside nettles for soup, such a lot folks are ignorant of fairly how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our fellow species.
One of Britain's most sensible identified naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the usual and cultural background 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 eventually began to recognize the significance of those distinctive ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the nation-state and its population brings this consultant to existence, no matter if discussing the abilities and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals, vegetation, algae and fungi who name them domestic.
Informative, functional, exciting and richly illustrated in color all through, A traditional background of the Hedgerow is a ebook to stuff into your pocket for nation walks in each season, or to relish in iciness sooner than a roaring fire.
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A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls by John Wright