Dancing with Bees
Pragmatic and whimsical, Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature is the provocative memoir of one wildlife gardener rekindling her relationship with nature by getting to know some extraordinary, magical, little beings.
Author Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realized she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped her – quite literally – in her tracks.
That day was also the start of her journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one's relationship with place.
Dancing with Bees is her charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to reconnecting, and rediscovering a natural world that had somehow been lost to her for decades. In it you will not only learn about bees, but like Brigit, you'll learn from them.
About the Author
Brigit Strawbridge Howard is a bee advocate, wildlife gardener, and naturalist. She writes, speaks, and campaigns to raise awareness of hte importance of native wild bees and other pollinating insects. She lives in North Dorset with her husband, Rob.
Praise for Dancing with Bees
"A joy-filled voyage of discovery through the wonderful world of bees."
– Dave Goulson, author of Bee Quest and A Sting in the Tale
"Dancing with Bees is an antidote to the reality of modern life. . . . Brigit Strawbridge Howard chronicles her own journey of reconnecting with the natural world with heartfelt eloquence"
– Matthew Wilson, BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time
"A touching, sensitive account of what makes us human and how we connect to the natural world. Everyone should read it."
– Kate Bradbury, author of Wildlife Gardening and The Bumblebee Flies Anyway