Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler

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Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler

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Leaving her allotment to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning journalist and gardening writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore one hundred miles of Birmingham's crumbling canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. In neglected corners feral apples and figs cover canal sides in their fruit and ancient beech trees tower from the banks, while mushrooms sprout in abandoned factories and wild flowers bloom beside dark tunnels.Hidden Nature is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. It is about the unsettled, from the changing ecology of our cities to how our lives may shift. About what happens when someone who has learned to observe her external world in such detail decides to examine her internal world with the same care. Beautifully written, honest and very moving, Hidden Nature is also the story of Alys Fowler's own deeply personal emotional journey: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons.

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