The return of the grey partridge

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The return of the grey partridge

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Author :   Roger Morgan-Grenville
Publisher :   Profile Editions
Published :   22/02/2024
ISBN :   9781800819061
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   224
Size (mm) :   155x229x28
Weight (g) :   504

'The Return of the Grey Partridge' tells the extraordinary story of how wildlife is restored to the Arundel Estate in West Sussex. Prompted by the collapse in numbers of one species, the grey partridge of the title, the managers of the estate woke up... Read more
 
'The Return of the Grey Partridge' tells the extraordinary story of how wildlife is restored to the Arundel Estate in West Sussex. Prompted by the collapse in numbers of one species, the grey partridge of the title, the managers of the estate woke up to the devastating effect modern farming methods were having on wildlife. Following the estate through the seasons of one year, the book shows how the farm of Peppering is gradually renatured: fields are divided up with hedgerows and trees, beetle banks are built across fields, the land is manured rather than fed with artificial fertilisers, and much of it is returned to pasture. Detailed descriptions of nature give a sense of this large estate coming back to life - still very much farmland, but with a rapid increase in wildlife and biodiversity. And the partridges return.