Rosamond Richardson is an author, journalist, essayist and walker who is at her happiest wandering about in wild places. Author of several books about things natural, including the international bestseller Country Wisdom, she writes for The Countryman and contributes regularly to Countryside NFU magazine. She has a special interest in our relationship with wild flowers and trees, their beauty and the roles they have played in our cultural and imaginative lives for centuries. Her current project Natural Histories of Wild Flowers and Trees tells their many fascinating and diverse stories. Rosamond writes the monthly column ‘Reflections’ for BirdWatching magazine. These pieces (with more) will be collected into a book (working title Waiting for the Albino Dunnock) based on encounters with the mystery and diversity of birds, their relationship to their habitats, the natural world around them, and to us.