Jon Wright is one of Britain's best-known naturalists and in 'A Natural History of the Hedgerow' he introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (ditches, dry stone walls, and dykes). It is a history that stretches back to the first settlers in the British Isles and brings us through to the modern day (where the importance of these ecosystems is finally being recognised).
As well as chapters on the past and present of the hedgerow, you'll also find information on the flora and fauna that make them their home and a chapter on how these boundaries are made and maintained.
From Bronze Age field systems to lichens, ferns, and fungi - this is an invaluable (and richly illustrated) reference work that places the humble hedge at the heart of our landscape's history.
Size: 130 x 198mm
Publisher: Profile Books