RSPB nature wardens are on the sharp end of nature conservation, and Peter Howard seems to have had his fair share of excitement along with the hard work. In this slim paperback, he shares his experiences, such as guarding a hen harrier s nest near Hadrian's Wall, watching a short-eared owl mobbing a fox, and cutting reeds at Titchwell on the north Norfolk coast. Some interesting conservation background information is woven around the stories. --Birds, October 2012
The Ruffled Edge is an evocative account of an RSPB warden working mainly in upland areas, monitoring Hen Harriers... --David Cromack, The Birdwatchers Yearbook, 2013
About the Author
Peter Howard grew up in South Wales where an early love of fishing and hill-walking soon developed into a more all-embracing passion for natural history. Having studied science at 'A' level, he then decided to read for a degree in the History of Ideas at university. After working at various times as an English tutor, Press monitor, photographer and warehouse manager, he volunteered for many years service in nature conservation (with the BTCV, Wildlife Trusts and RSPB), finally becoming an RSPB Warden and Wildlife Surveyor in Cumbria, Northumberland, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.