Dancing with Bees: a journey back to nature by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2020
Signed hardcover edition
An exquisite book by our favourite local naturalist, a real journey of discovery into a world we realised we previously knew nothing about: the one in our own back gardens. Check out those endpapers too...
Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped - literally - in her tracks. But that day was also the start of a journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks, and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one’s relationship with place.
Dancing with Bees is Strawbridge Howard’s charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, and what we can do to help them, Strawbridge Howard shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna that have filled her days with ever-increasing wonder and delight.
Hardcover: 304 pages
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Keeping it local
Shaftesbury resident Brigit Strawbridge Howard is a bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist. She writes, speaks, and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of native wild bees and other pollinating insects.