This is the scene that greeted me here at home in Yorkshire on what is supposed to be the first day of The Long Spring - publication day!
The artwork for the book, along with more from my collaborator Richard Allen, will be the subject of a special exhibition in Richard's home town of Wivenhoe, Essex during 16-18 March, and on the evening of Friday 16th we will be launching the book with a talk at The Nottage.
For details of this and forthcoming talks in Leeds, Speyside, Shipley, Bolton, Walsall, Norwich, Southport and Derby, click the TALKS tab.
Laurence Rose is a conservationist, writer and composer. He has worked for the RSPB since 1983.