Monday, November 15, 2010

Gilbert White's Place

Now recognized as one of the first ecologists Gilbert White's famous book "The Natural History of Selbourne" is also one of the most printed books. Considering he was writing in England in the 1700's that is quite an achievement and I just had to revisit this delightful area of Hampshire on a recent visit to the UK. The village is still a special place with the historic church and churchyard where White is buried in a simple grave . Unfortunately the 1400 year old yew tree in the churchyard was destroyed by a violent storm in 1990.