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A Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries : From Piddocks and Lynchets to Witch’s Broom

Wright, John
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Published: October 14, 2021
ISBN: 9781788168267
240 pages, Full colour throughout
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£16.99

From the bestselling author of THE FORAGER’S CALENDAR – a beautifully illustrated, practical and entertaining guide that illuminates and explains those mysterious details of the countryside you’ve always wondered about.

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 here introduces us to the natural (and unnatural) mysteries of the countryside, giving us the tools to identify Witch’s Broom, Robin’s Pincushion, Dew ponds and Hollow Ways, and also their histories, how they come to be, and where to find them. From the enormous to the truly tiny he illuminates the oddities that pepper our countryside and the pleasure of spotting and understanding them.

Beautifully illustrated, practical and entertaining, this is for anyone who has wondered what is that? or simply longs to get outside.

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