John Akeroyd

Read this book and you’ll see why our meadows are so precious

A review of Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Meadow, by John Lewis-Stempel. An extended essay that mixes science, observation and history with a lot of love.

Meadow pipit [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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