Ecologist Anja Murray wishes to cultivate our curiosity and awe in nature a she opens our eyes to the hidden bounty of the land, sea and sky around us in this unique journey through the Irish landscape.
“The wild embrace offers easy ways to access nature as an antidote to overwhelm,” writes Murray. “I propose a fresh perspective from which to perceive nature – including everyday details about butterflies, wildflowers and birds that are commonplace. My goal is to instill in readers the habit of pausing more often, looking more closely; peeling away the filters and inhibitions that tend to quash curiosity. In opening your eyes and your minds to even the most familiar wild plants and animals, you can access a never-ending source of discovery, wonder and delight. This is the wild embrace.”
Captivatingly written and beautifully illustrated by Jane Carkill, Wild Embrace brings us on a path of soft fascination.
Wild Embrace: Connecting to the Wonders of Ireland’s Natural World by Anja Murray is published by Hachette, £14.99