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Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales

Story of One of Peak District's most enigmatic Mammals


£16.99 
 

Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales is a written and photographic celebration of one of the Peak Districts most secretive and enigmatic animals. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated with over 100 colour photographs, this book gives a unique insight into the life, habitat and history of a much loved, yet threatened, species.

First published in 2010 to coincide with the International Year of Biodiversity, this new edition - with more than 60 new photos - is intended to raise awareness of the brown hare (Lepus europaeus), which is now extinct in parts of Britain and listed as a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

The book is split into two sections; the first describes the brown hare, what differentiates them from rabbits and other hares, their breeding patterns, courtship, boxing, their remarkable speed and agility, their habitat, what they eat, and their history in the UK and the Derbyshire Dales. There are also tips on where and how to see hares in the wild. The second section, biodiversity, sets the hare in the context
of the rapid and extensive loss of their preferred natural habitat, primarily wildflower meadows and traditional grasslands, now almost eradicated by intensive farming systems in some areas. Balanced yet thought-provoking reflections on these modern farming methods are supplemented by accounts from local farmers, including Lord Edward Manners of Haddon Hall, interviewed especially for the book by the author.

From local author and photographer Christine Gregory,
Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales is an enlightening and
captivating portrait of a beautiful British mammal.

Christine Gregory is a writer, photographer and painter. Having taught social and political studies in adult and community education for over 20 years, she went on to teach radio skills and print journalism in further education. She has made communitybased radio programmes for BBC Radio Sheffield and features for BBC Radio 4, although now concentrates full time on writing, painting and photography. She lives in the Derbyshire Dales of the Peak District where she has been following, studying and photographing brown hares in their natural habitat for several years. This book, Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales, first published in 2010, is the result of a life-long love of the countryside and a personal concern for the environment.

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Cordee Code: CWD015
No of Pages: 160
Page Size: 246 x 189 mm
ISBN 10: 1906148562
ISBN 13: 9781906148560
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Published Date: September 2012
Edition: 2nd, Sep 2012
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: Full colour photos
Weight: 520g

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