Traditional hedgerows are vanishing rapidly from our countryside. With their disappearance, we lose not only their flora and fauna but also the tales and folklore that have always surrounded them.
This book records these stories before they disappear from memory. With chapters dedicated to specific plants or animals, we learn about the folklore of the hedgehog, badger, woodmouse, thrush, hawthorn, hazel and many more.
These are tales of wisdom and magic that help us to gain a greater understanding of the natural world we live in, and which encourage us to live in closer harmony with this world.
We are always drawn to stocking books on the Irish landscape and our native flora and fauna. If you like this book, you might also enjoy Wild Woods or Thirty-Two Words for Field.
Author: Tony Locke, published by The History Press. 190 pages, paperback format. Dimensions: 20cm x 13cm.