Skylarks with Rosie

England, the land is worked so hard that there is little or no room for birds like the skylark. There, farming has become industrialised, and is causing as much damage to the landscape as opencast coalmining or fracking – perhaps even ...

Skylarks with Rosie

As spring arrives, Stephen Moss’s Somerset garden is awash with birdsong: chiffchaffs, wrens, robins and more. Overhead, buzzards soar, ravens tumble and the season gathers pace. But this equinox is unlike any other. As the nation goes into lockdown, Stephen records the wildlife around his home, with his fox-red Labrador, Rosie, by his side. When old routines fall away, and blue skies are no longer crisscrossed by contrails, they discover the bumblebees, butterflies and birdsong on their local patch. This evocative account underlines how a global crisis changed the way we relate to the natural world, giving us hope for the future. And it puts down a marker for a new normal: when, during that brief but unforgettable spring, nature gave us comfort, hope and joy.

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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Stephen Moss
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-18 - Publisher: Saraband

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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Susannah Leigh
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Michelle Bates
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-01 - Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Karen Gregory
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
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Language: en
Pages: 416
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Categories: Juvenile Fiction
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