Discover the mysteries of the countryside in all their pleasure, intrigue and beauty...
Ever wondered about the masses of twigs in bare-branched trees that look like abandoned nests?
Seen fuzzy red balls on roses? A stranded pond on a hilltop? Or even considered the shaded ways we walk along?
One of Britain's best-known naturalists, John Wright uncovers the natural (and unnatural) mysteries of the countryside, helping us to identify Witch's Broom, Robin's Pincushion, dew ponds and hollow ways, their histories, how they come to be, and where to find them.
From the enormous to the truly tiny, Wright illuminates the quirks that pepper our countryside and gives us the gifts of spotting and understanding them.
Beautifully illustrated, practical and entertaining, this book is a must for anyone whose heart is at home in the countryside.