THAT the old order changeth is sadly true of the English countryside to those whose memories extend back to the last century. It is thus good to have this record of what the wild life, both animal and plant, of England has meant and means to an all-round naturalist and (quondam) sportsman who has a knowledge of the fauna and flora of moors and fields, woods and forests, foreshores, rivers, lakes, and mountain peaks. May his pleasant little volume achieve some measure of preservation of our heritage before it is too late.
English Wild Life.
By Eric Parker. (The English Heritage Series.) Pp. xi + 180. (London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1929.) 3s. 6d. net.