By Colin Elford
Colin Elford spends his days on my own - on my own yet for the deer, the squirrels, the rabbits, the birds and the numerous different creatures inhabiting the woods. From the crisp coldness of January, in the course of the pleasure of spring and the heat of summer time, and again into the dampness of the fall and the nippiness winds of wintry weather, we accompany the woodland ranger as he is going approximately his paintings - stalking within the early-morning darkness, placing an injured fallow dollar out of its distress, staring at stoats kill a hare, staring at owls, and easily having fun with the outside. "A 12 months within the Woods" is an invigorating examine nature via a wooded area ranger's eyes and a charming trip deep into the woods. It encompasses a pleasant 'Preamble' through Craig Taylor.
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A Year in the Woods: The Diary of a Forest Ranger by Colin Elford