Book - Wild Things

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Come and explore a world that is outside your front door, down the road from your home, and in all the familiar corners of your garden and local natural spaces.

Wild Things tells the stories of twelve wild plants that live in our Irish hedgerows and localities, each revealing important lessons about nature and all the living beings with whom we share our incredible planet. From the cheery dandelion to the magical ribwort plantain, the descriptions tell of the versatility, generosity, ingenuity, and support that these little plants show as they play a role in the habitats and ecosystems they are a part of. With the account of each wild thing comes a healthy recipe or fun creative activity to share with your friends, your family, and the little ones in your life. Grab your raincoats, a rucksack packed with curiosity, and this book, and start the adventure in your backyard, bringing the learning with you back home. Feel the friendship of nature and understand what we can do to take care of it, as it so selflessly takes care of us.   


Soft back | A5 Size | 100 pages | Published by Gallagher Buchanan © 2023 | Fully illustrated in colour | Printed on recycled paper

This book is a collaboration between Hannah Gallagher and Laura Buchanan.

Hannah is a pianist and music educator from Ramelton. Her work has always connected her to creative collaborations and young people, and she takes great joy in sharing knowledge and skills and helping reveal creative impulses in people she connects with. Hannah teaches piano and runs her beeswax candle business Folklor from her home in Donegal. Learn more on her website

Laura and Hannah grew up in the northwestern corner of Ireland, sharing a love for the nature that abounds in their home area of Ramelton, Co. Donegal. In creating Wild Things, they have combined their skills in design and education to deliver an inspiring guide for those seeking to foster a closer personal connection with Ireland's nature. The stories of their chosen twelve plants that grow in the corners of our gardens and wild spaces encourage engagement with nature through learning, activities, and creative expression and bring home the value of nature as a key to lifelong friendships.