Cottongrass Summer


A collection of fifty-two vibrant essays to inform, stimulate and inspire every nature lover.

Through unparalleled expertise as a field naturalist, Roy Dennis is able to write about the natural world in a way that considers both the problems and progress in ecology and conservation. Beginning with cottongrass, whose snow-white blooms blow gently in the wind across the wetter moors and bogs, this is a year-round trove of insight and knowledge for anyone who cares about the natural world – from birdsong and biodiversity to sphagnum and species reintroduction.

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Written by one of our most prominent advocates for rewilding, this collection of fifty-two essays have a clear message: “Never give up on trying to conserve and restore wildlife and wild places you cherish. It is essential to try and to succeed. And remember, it’s never ‘if’, but ‘when’ – and with climate chaos closing in, the time is now.”

“Roy is not just a brilliant conservationist but a superb naturalist too. These beautiful essays are also positive and pragmatic about the future…absolutely joyous.” Chris Packham

“A cracking book full of beautifully descriptive prose and thought-provoking sentiments by a man who, more than anyone else, has been there , done that and got the T-shirt.” Iolo Williams

“This book reminds me strongly of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac which is a classic of the ecological literature, and I can think of no better comparison to give you an idea of its content and of this book’s quality and worth.” Mark Avery

You can read Mark Avery’s full review of Cottongrass Summer here.