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Birds, Beasts and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species by Derek Gow

Birds, Beasts and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species by Derek Gow

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Tearing down fences literally and metaphorically, Birds, Beasts and Bedlam recounts the adventures of Britain's most colourful rewilder, Derek Gow. How he raised a sofa-loving wild boar piglet, transported a raging bison bull across the UK, got bitten by a Scottish wildcat and restored the ancient white stork to the Knepp Estate with Charlie Burrell and Isabella Tree. After a Shetland ewe captured a young Derek's heart, he grew up to become a farmer with a passion for ancient breeds.

But when he realised how many of our species were close to extinction, even on his own land, he tore up his traditional Devon farm and transformed it into a rewilding haven for beavers, water voles, lynx, wildcats, harvest mice and more. Birds, Beasts and Bedlam is the story of a rewilding maverick and his single-minded mission to save our wildlife.

Hardback
Publication: 16 June 2022, Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781645021339

Extent: 208 pages

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