Book review: Britain’s Habitats: A field guide to the wildlife habitats of Great Britain and Ireland. Second edition.

A few years ago, it was my privilege to work alongside Natural England’s habitat specialists, looking at what one of them called ‘the fuzzy bits’: the ecotones and mosaics of habitat where nature confounds our attempts to categorise it. Of course, people have always recognised different types of environment and named them ‘wood’, ‘heath’, ‘marsh’