Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland


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Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The History Press Ltd
Illustrations and other contents: 40 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780750981217 Categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants that shape our landscapes and our lives through the seasons. They explore the complex relationship between people and plants, in lowlands and uplands, fields, bogs, moors, woodlands and towns. Suitable for all ages, this is an essential collection of stories for anyone interested in botany, the environment and our living heritage.

Weight0.2605284 kg




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"A wonderful collection suitable for all ages and filled with pretty florals too." * The Independent *

Author Biography

Lisa Schneidau has an MSc in Ecology and has worked for over 20 years for Wildlife Trusts across the UK, in roles including farm advisor, botanical surveyor, political lobbyist and spokesperson, and conservation director. She divides her time between storytelling projects and managing wildlife projects for Devon Wildlife Trust. She leads the South Devon story circle and runs regular storytelling events on Dartmoor. Recent projects include touring a storytelling performance about commons and land ownership (The Tangle of the Commons) and wildflower story walks. Her website is