By John Wright
It is tough to think about a extra fundamental 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 amassing wayside nettles for soup, so much people are ignorant of particularly how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our fellow species.
One of Britain's most sensible recognized naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the typical 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, after we have eventually all started to know the significance of those detailed ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the geographical region and its population brings this consultant to lifestyles, even if discussing the talents and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals, vegetation, algae and fungi who name them domestic.
Informative, sensible, enjoyable and richly illustrated in color all through, A normal historical past of the Hedgerow is a booklet to stuff into your pocket for nation walks in each season, or to relish in wintry weather ahead of a roaring fire.
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A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls by John Wright