Willow Island Editions
Richard Bell's walks, local history, natural history and sketchbooks from Yorkshire and the Peak District.
Rough Patch, post free offer
The Wilder Side of the Garden in Spring
'Richard Bell could be another David Attenborough, with his tales of astonishing plants and carefully observed wildlife – except that he never gets beyond his own garden fence.'
Terry Fletcher, Dalesman
At this time of year my Rough Patch, a back garden nature reserve with veg beds in the centre, is at its best, as the hawthorn hedge bursts into leaf. It's been a good year for the frogs, the blackbirds are busy and house sparrows have just ousted the blue tits from the nestbox by the back door. My Rough Patch sketchbook tells the story so far.
'full of lively incidents and observations, not to mention a couple of poems, recipes and children’s drawings. We meet all kinds of creatures from the garden, from moths to bats, bees to newts, and even look up at the stars.'
Price £4.99, post free in the U.K.
160 pages, hand-written sketchbook (A5 in black and white and colour), paperback.
Please let me know if you would like me to send a copy further afield.
Walks in the Rhubarb Triangle
All Sorts of Walks in Liquorice Country
Walks in Robin Hood's Yorkshire
Walks around Horbury
Walks around Newmillerdam
Walks around Ossett
Around Old Horbury
Around Old Ossett
High Peak Drifter
Drawing on Reserves
The Normanton Chronicles