One December in South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home, but the same birds would soon begin journeying to Europe where their arrival marks the beginning of spring.
Spring moves at the speed of a swallow’s flight. Greenery recounts the season of migratory birds making remarkable journeys to keep in step with a time of buds, blossoms & leafing, a time of songs, nests & eggs. We follow European migrant birds staging in Chad & Ethiopia, across the colossal & incomprehensible Sahara. We accompany storks venturing the Straits of Gibraltar, honey buzzards dodging Sicilian hunters.
Greenery is a masterpiece of nature writing. Expansive, natural, profoundly beautiful.