Contained within this book is a collection of essays, field notes, and diary excerpts from numerous naturalists relating to British country life in Autumn and Winter. These fascinating and highly-readable articles will appeal to those with an interest in the British countryside and naturalism in general. Contents include: “Open-air Diary for October”, “Open-air Diary for November”, “Open-air Diary for December”, “Open-air Diary for January”, “Open-air Diary for February”, “Open-air Diary for March”, “Flowers of the Shore”, “A Surrey Plateau”, “Day-flying Moths”, “The Sphinx Moth”, “Humours of Insect Life in October”, “The Makers of Gossamer”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of Edward Thomas.