Earth to Earth: A natural history of churchyards, by Stefan Buczacki

17 August 2018

© felicity price-smith

The botanist Stefan Buczacki, known to a wide public from Gardeners’ Question Time, has loved churchyards since as a child he visited family graves with his mother. His Earth to Earth: A natural history of churchyards looks at how church­yards have become wild­life oases, ad­­vises on enabling them to re­­main so, and suggests further reading. With many quotations, a fore­word by Lord Harries, and more than 100 illustra­tions, including both colour photos and Felicity Price-Smith’s water­colours, this hardback is attractively pre­sented (Unicorn, £15 (£13.50); 978-1-910787-74-8). Chapters’ themes include churchyards in the landscape; lichen; mammals, reptiles, and amphibians; and birds and small creatures

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