THE FOX AND THE ORCHID
Author: Robin Page
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jun 2004
How the link between the fauna & flora of our beautiful countryside is a complicated & delicate affair. How the fox, pheasant, duck, grouse, trout, & other quarry depend on the same fast-diminishing natural surroundings as do the lark, the owl, the chalk-hill blue butterfly--& the orchid. Color & B&W photos & illus; 8x10 inches, 192 pgs.
*Classic book on the workings of the countryside
*Beautiful, full-color production, large-format hardback
Robin Page is a writer/farmer who sees in the country sportsmen a love of wildlife and a concern for its habitat with which he can readily identify. The Fox and the Orchid shows us how the link between the fauna and flora of our beautiful countryside is a complicated and delicate affair. How the fox, pheasant, duck, grouse, trout, and other quarry depend on the same fast-diminishing natural surroundings as do the lark, the owl, the chalk-hill blue butterfly--and the orchid.
The Fox and the Orchid contains a wealth of information on the role of hunting, shooting, stalking, and fishing. This edition has been completely updated to reflect the current attitude to the countryside and shows how all who have the survival of our natural surroundings at heart should appreciate the influence that country sports have exerted and are still exerting to achieve this end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robin Page divides his time between farming, traveling, and writing. He lives and works on the small family farm in Cambridgeshire where he was born. In his varied life he has lived as a tramp, stood for parliament, and traveled off the beaten track, especially in Africa.