By John Wright
It's tricky to consider a extra fundamental 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 gathering wayside nettles for soup, such a lot people are ignorant of rather how profoundly hedgerows have formed the background of our panorama and our species.
One of Britain's top 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 trendy day, after we have ultimately began to recognize the significance of those specified ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the nation-state and its population brings this advisor to existence, no matter if discussing the talents and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals who name them domestic.
Informative, sensible, unique and richly illustrated in color all through, A usual heritage of the Hedgerow is a e-book to stuff into your pocket for nation walks in each season, or to take pleasure in in iciness ahead of a roaring hearth.
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