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On the marsh: a year surrounded by wildness and wet

On the marsh: a year surrounded by wildness and wet

Barnes, Simon, author

When writer Simon Barnes heard a Cetti's warbler sing out as he turned up to look at a house for sale, he knew immediately that he had found his new home. The fact that his garden backed onto an area of marshy land only increased the possibilities, but there was always the fear that it might end up in the wrong hands and be lost to development or intensive farming. His wife saw through the delicate negotiations for the purchase. Once they'd bought it, they began to manage it as a conservation area, working with the Wildlife Trust to ensure it became as appealing as possible to all species. For their son Eddie, who has Down's syndrome, it became a place of calm and inspiration. In this book, we see how nature can always bring surprises, and share in the triumphs as new animals - Chinese water deer, otters and hedgehogs - arrive, and watch as the number of species of bird tops 100 and keeps on growing

Paperback, Large print, Book. English.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Large Print Books, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Barnes
ISBN: 1528868986, 9781528868983
Physical Description: 400 pages (large print)
Subject: Farming and Country Life.; Large type books.; Wildlife reintroduction Great Britain.; Barnes, Simon Homes and haunts Great Britain.; Natural history Great Britain.; Environment and Ecology.