Book review: ‘The Wood for the Trees’ by Richard Fortey

The long view of nature from a small wood.

The Wood for the Trees

Retired trilobite palaeontologist and current TV presenter Richard Fortey used the proceeds from one of his television series buy a small woodland plot in Oxfordshire. This enjoyable book describes his getting to know the history and ecology of the wood in depth. My kind of book.

How awesome must it be to own a wood?

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By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.