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By: Laurie Fallows and Gay Fallows
160 pages, Maps, col photos, figs
This handy paperback gives straightforward details of the identification, habitat, folklore, and culinary and medicinal use of all the common wild flowers of the Greater Chilterns in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. Recommended walks provide an easy way to find them.
The book provides an introduction to the history and geography of the region, written for non-specialists. At-a-glance flowering charts show which month plants are at their best. A colour illustrated plant directory gives simple, non-technical descriptions to enable easy identification. 18 guided walks through lovely English countryside, with specially drawn maps, help to locate even the rarest plants.
A lovely book for nature lovers. Hertfordshire Life A must. Henley Wildlife Group Newsletter An ideal accompaniment for exploring the Chilterns. Chesham Town Talk Magazine
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Laurie Fallows has been a teacher and school inspector all his working life. For fifty years he has conducted guided walks for the National Parks, and for educational and recreational organisations in northern Britain. Gay Fallows (Beattie) was a primary teacher for twenty years and now works as a supply teacher in a special needs school. She is an active member of The Chiltern Society and leads a church-based walking group.
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