Tim Dee has been a birdwatcher all his life and between the winter and the summer solstice in Europe, spring moves north at about the speed of swallow flight, which is also close to human walking pace.
In Greenery Tim seeks to travel with the season and its migratory birds. After South Africa, we follow European migrants staging in Chad and Ethiopia, and on across the colossal and incomprehensible Sahara. We accompany storks venturing the Straits of Gibraltar, honey buzzards dodging Sicilian hunters, and tiny landbirds finding haven on the curious island of Heligoland before the wonder of Spring unfolds across Britain.
This is a masterpiece of nature writing, informed and profoundly beautiful.
Tickets £7 including treats from Honey & Co.