Wednesday, 1 June 2016

30 Days Wild | Day one - Read a book.

Read a Book - Elizabeth Anne
There is something quintessentially British reading wildlife and nature books delving into our deeply-rooted adoration for all things countryside and wild.

These little gems of inspiration should adorn everybody's bookshelves however, that would be a sad waste, instead should look slightly worn, maybe an odd tea stain or a small tear where the reader has quickly riffled through to find "that" bird. Instead of sat on your bookshelf, these books should be used and enjoyed. So starting off with day one of 30 Days Wild, I'm encouraging you to read a book related to nature, the countryside and wildlife. This could be a few minutes whist on your break at work or could be a luxurious whole afternoon; the choice is yours. Below is a list of lovely books to read. I have tried to include a little of everything from books that you can dive straight in and emerge yourself in the beautiful writings and others that can be read little by little which is perfect if you don't have a lot of time.


The Countryside Year: A month-by-month guide to making the most of the Great Outdoors - Steve Barnett.
Our Song Birds - Matt Sewell.
The Walker's Year: A month-by-month guide for Hikers and Ramblers - David Bathurst.
The Running Hare - John Lewis-Stempel.
Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: The English Countryside - Ruth Binney.
The English Village: History and Traditions - Martin Wainwright.
Meadowland - John Lewis-Stempel.
The Country Set: A celebration of Britain's best loved Wildlife - Hannah Dale.
Our Garden Birds - Matt Sewell.
Diary of an Edwardian Lady - Edith Holden.
The Bird Watchers' Year - Richard Williamson.
Spotting and Jotting Guide - Matt Sewell.
Country Wisdom - Felicity Hart.
Red Sky at Night: The book of Lost Country Wisdom - Jane Struthers.
Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: A Natural History of an English Village - Stephan Moss.
Our Woodland Birds - Matt Sewell.

I'd love to know what books are your favourite either about nature or the countryside in the comments below and come back tomorrow for Day Two of 30 Days Wild!


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