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  • Published: 15 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409041672
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

The Natural History of an English Village




A Natural History of Selbourne for a new generation - nature-writing at its finest, expressed through the natural history of one very special place.

Join celebrated naturalist Stephen Moss, host award-winning BBC series Springwatch and author of The Robin, for a year in the idyllic village of Mark on the Somerset Levels - a watery wonderland rich in nature and wildlife, from birds to butterflies to badgers

As the year unfolds, Moss transports the reader to the entrancing landscape of flora and fauna that accompanies the dawn of each month. Deeply informative and profoundly inspiring, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds is a celebration of the Great British countryside, animals and the natural world.

'Moss captures the flora and the fauna of his Somerset home with a grace and charm to warm the coldest winter night' Independent

  • Published: 15 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409041672
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and broadcaster. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannia and The Nature of Britain. His books include The Wren, The Robin, Mrs Moreau’s Warbler and Wonderland. He is the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.Originally from London, he now lives with his wife and children on the Somerset Levels.

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Praise for Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

[A] charmingly produced book.readers are in the hands of an expert

Steven Barfiel, The Lady

A landscape steeped in stories and poetry

Ronald Blythe, Literary Review

An enchanting book, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds is a combination of celebration for what is and regret for what is passing. It is elegiac

Daily Express

An enchanting month-by-month guide to "the natural history of an English village". As richly evocative of January as of June, Moss captures the flora and the fauna of his Somerset home with a grace and charm to warm the coldest winter night

Independent

Delightful, soothing and informative

Daily Mail

Moss has carved out an enviable niche as a chronicler of the natural world.with a beautifully observant eye. A delightful and informative book

Sally Morris, Daily Mail

This engaging account.should spark interest in country-dwellers and provide a transporting read for townies. In his placid style, Moss is profoundly informative

Christopher Hirst, Independent

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