“Life of the Wayside and Woodland” is a vintage guide to ‘woodcraft’, the knowledge and understanding of woodland countryside and its animal inhabitants. It aims to present the reader with suggestions for the methods of studying nature as a whole, concentrating on where to find the varied woodland life that we can see, watch and enjoy. Highly recommended for nature lovers and keen naturalists. Thomas Coward (1867 – 1933) was an English ornithologist and amateur astronomer. He wrote on natural history, local history and Cheshire for a number of publications and books. Other notable works by this author include: “The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay” (1910), “The Migration of Birds” (1912), and “Bird Haunts and Nature Memories” (1922). Contents include: “Collectors and Collecting”, “January – February”, “March – April”, “May – June”, “July – August”, “September – October”, “November – December”, “Hints On Collecting and Preserving”, “Reference Books”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.