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Stevington: The Natural History of a Bedfordshire Parish

The Stevington Historical Trust is proud to announce the publication of its latest work:

Stevington: The Natural History of a Bedfordshire Parish.

This book was inspired by Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selborne (1788-9); we understand that there have been comparatively few systematic studies of the natural history of a single parish since White wrote. The book is the fruit of a study which has taken over eight years’ intensive work. It was constructed in two parts: a Field Survey and a Garden Watch. The Field Survey, led by Jacqueline Gooding, aimed to record the flora and fauna in the open fields of the Parish. The Garden Watch, led by Susan Young, involved numerous householders making a weekly record of garden inhabitants and visitors over a three year period.

The resulting text is the work of a number of hands. It is an amateur project which has benefited greatly from input by recorders of the Bedfordshire Natural History Society and other experts.

The book is richly illustrated with photographs taken, for the most part, by Roger Day and pen and brush illustrations by Jacqueline Gooding.  The work amounts to 344 pages in hard laminated covers. see sample pdfs

Thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors it has been possible to publish a reprint which is now available for £25 plus shipping. There are many enhancements to the image quality plus a few minor improvements to the content.
Any profit achieved will be used to support the work of the Trust.
You can see a slideshow of the book or buy a copy via paypal from our online gallery

For local orders with free collection option, please contact: Janet Day ......Tel.07843642867

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