Evolving from pre-Roman times through the present, hedgerows are one of the richest sources of wildlife in Britain. Suggesting that the hedgerow is "nature's shop window," Jane Eastoe profiles its inhabitants: tortoiseshell and cabbage white butterflies; linnets, wrens, blackbirds, and chaffinches; bank voles and badgers. A mixed hedge may contain such species as elder, blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, and field maple, while this illustrated guide demonstrates that the plant life is equally as rich: the rose, honeysuckle, primrose, garlic mustard, and the hedge woundwort.
Hedgerow And Wildlife: A Guide to Animals and Plants of the Hedgerow
Author: Jane Eastoe.