As a fan of The Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson's first book, I was looking forward to the release of Wildscape. It's an ambitious, and deep dive into the surprisingly intricate wild worlds that exist just outside our back doors. There is some serious science in here. At least for a non-scientist like me. I still found it fascinating. I came away with a better understanding of the relationships between insects and plants than I have ever had. Understanding these relationships will benefit a gardener far better than any pesticide ever would.
Nancy Lawson has an engaging way of sharing her personal experiences in life, and drawing illumination, wisdom and comfort from the natural world. From familial loss to the magic of fireflies, noise pollution and its effect on birdsong, to the phenomenon of reclamation by wildlife that occurred when the world went quiet during the anthropause of the pandemic, Ms. Lawson weaves a thread of understanding and curiosity that connects us all together.
A nature lover, bird watcher, wildlife fan, amateur photographer, humane gardener, traveler, and singer of songs. I've been keeping closer to home these days, and truly discovering the beauty that lies in TheParkNextDoor.