Richard Nairn Wildwoods: The Magic Of Ireland's Native Woodlands


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Author: Richard Nairn

Date Published: 25-Sep-2020

Ecologist Richard Nairn has spent a lifetime studying - and learning from - nature. When an opportunity arose for him to buy a small woodland filled with mature native trees beside a fast-flowing river, he set about understanding all its moods and seasons, discovering its wildlife secrets and learning how to manage it properly. Wildwoods is a fascinating account of this woodland over a typical year. Along the way, Richard visits native woodlands throughout Ireland, uncovering the ancient roles of trees in Irish life, examining lost skills such as coppicing and exploring new uses of woodlands for forest schools, foraging, rewilding and capturing carbon. Ultimately, Wildwoods inspires us all to pay attention to what nature can teach us.

About the Author

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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