Gerry is an enthusiastic wildlife gardener and conservationist,
currently writing a book about wilding the urban garden
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About the upcoming book
Wilding the Urban Garden is the story of the development of a successful wildlife habitat in a small urban garden, the transformative experiences this has brought to the author’s life, and how urban wildlife gardens can make a huge contribution to local, regional, national and planetary ecology. It also provides a guide to establishing your own thriving wildlife haven.
BBC Radio interview with Gerry about the book:
The author talking about the book:
The story is told over the period of nature’s year – 2020
– the year when, as David Attenborough said,
we all fell in love with nature.
“Your book sounds absolutely wonderful
– I will definitely buy it when ready.” – Kim Cockburn
“An enjoyable read…good points about wildlife and conservation
….ties wildlife gardening in with global pandemics
– two things close to people’s hearts.”
– Michael Blencowe,
Senior Communities and Wildlife Officer,
Sussex Wildlife Trust
This book is about the rich experiences you get from having a diverse natural ecosystem right outside your door, like:-
enjoying noisy, quirky sparrow society;
spotting the wood-mouse that lives in the bottom of the compost heap;
discovering evening that you have a female stag beetle onsite because males of the species are homing in on your garden;
being shocked by a sparrow-hawk exploding into an unsuspecting cluster of smaller birds;
or savouring the occasion when you discover that a hedgehog has been visiting your garden every night.