Rick’s book, ‘Park Life’, takes readers through a year in the life of a large urban park by the River Avon in Warwickshire, closely observing the changing moods of the seasons. He describes the discovery of surprising rarities and reveals some fascinating facts about the wildlife close at hand, with folklore and legend linked to many species.
“Most naturalists yearn to move out of the city and into the countryside. Rick did the opposite. Yet his new setting proves there is just as much wildlife in urban as in rural areas, if not more. A fascinating diary of a year of discovery.”
Stephen Moss, Naturalist and Author.
He also reflects on the importance of accessible green spaces for our physical and mental wellbeing. With four out of five of us living in towns and cities, regular contact with nature has never been more important – to lift the spirits and provide stimulating experiences.
Each chapter is illustrated with a pen and ink drawing by the author.