A Life in the Trees


A Life in the trees

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The Great Spotted Woodpecker first bred in Ireland in 2009. Since then the author has followed the daily lives of this species nesting in an oakwood near his home in the depths of County Wicklow. This unique and personal account of a family of woodpeckers raising their young brings the reader deep into the world of this fascinating species: a world of hope, death, new life and ultimately success. It explores the richness and diversity of the natural wonders found in County Wicklow against a backdrop of a more general overview of the species in Ireland.