The Eternal Season: A Journey Through Our Changing British Summer (Paperback)

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A soaring celebration of summer and a poignant journey into the changing nature of the British season – from the award-winning author of Wintering and The Seafarers. Summer is traditionally a time of plenty, of warmth; a time to celebrate abundance. And so Stephen Rutt sets out to explore the natural world during its moment of fullest bloom. Butterflies and dragonflies add color to his days; moths and bats lift the warm nights; swallows, nightjars and wood warblers fill the forests and skies.

What Stephen notices too, however, are the many ways in which the season is becoming deranged by a changed and changing climate: the wrong birds singing at the wrong time; August days as cold as February; the creeping disturbances that we may not notice while nature still has some voice.

The Eternal Season is both a celebration of summer and a warning of the unravelling of this beautiful web of abundant life. This is a book that sings with love and careful observation, with an eye on all that we might lose but also save.

About the Author


Stephen Rutt is an award-winning writer, birder, and book reviewer whose work has appeared in EarthLines Magazine, Zoomorphic, The Harrier, Surfbirds, BirdGuides and the East Anglian Times. He is author of The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds, which won the Saltire First Book of the Year in 2019, and Wintering: A Season with Geese. Stephen currently lives in Dumfries.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783966462
ISBN-10: 1783966467
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Publication Date: October 7th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English