Wildwoods by Richard Nair audiobook

Wildwoods: The Magic of Ireland's Native Woodlands

By Richard Nair
Read by Ruairi Conaghan

Bolinda Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781867502722

  • ISBN: 9781867502722

Runtime: 6.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Part memoir, part fascinating account of Ireland’s native woodlands – an inspiring story of hope.

My passion for woodland came about almost by accident. A piece of land near my house came up for sale where, in a forgotten corner, an area of mature native trees borders a fast-flowing river. I fell in love with the place and began to spend more and more time here, experiencing all its moods and seasons, discovering its wildlife secrets and learning how to manage it properly …

Native woodland is one of the most valuable resources for biodiversity in Ireland’s wet climate. Yet Ireland has the lowest forest cover of any part of Europe, with the surviving native woodland covering a tiny area of the country. Ireland lost the majority of its ancient forest centuries ago but now is when we need it most to help solve the climate crisis.

This book is a celebration of Ireland’s native woodlands blended with a personal account of learning to manage a single small wood over a typical year. Along the way, it uncovers many ancient roles of trees in Irish life – the place names, magical properties, traditional medicines; it examines lost skills such as coppicing and it explores new uses of woodlands for forest schools, foraging, rewilding and capturing carbon. Above all, Richard Nairn’s infectious enthusiasm and scientific rigour will make us all pay attention to what nature can teach us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A book to inspire anyone who wants Ireland to grow more Irish trees.” Michael Viney, author of Ireland: A Smithsonian Natural History
“Anyone who appreciates impassioned environmental writing and enjoys the lilting sounds of a fine Irish accent will want to listen to this audiobook. Ruairi Conaghan has the gift of a storyteller’s delivery, which he applies with authority, a well-measured pace, and a sure sense of the text’s value.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Nair

Author Bio: Richard Nair

Richard Nairn is an ecologist and writer who has spent a lifetime studying nature. He is an advocate of nature conservation and lectures regularly. During his career he has worked as a nature reserve warden and was the first director of BirdWatch Ireland. He is a scientific advisor to Woodlands of Ireland and the author of numerous books.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 6.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English