This volume contains Richard Jefferies 1879 wildlife book, "Wild Life in a Southern County". A comprehensive examination of the birds and animals where he lived, these fascinating essays display Jefferies’ deep admiration and understanding of the countryside. This volume is highly recommended for lovers of nature writing, and constitutes a must-read for fans of Jefferies beautiful work. The essays of this collection include: “The Downs”, “The Entrenchment”, “Ways of Larks”, “Hares”, “A Combat”, “Happiness of Animals”, “Ants”, “A Long Journey”, “A Drought”, “Ancient Garrison of the Entrenchment”, “Traditions of Forest”, “Curious Ponds”, “A Mirage”, etcetera. John Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887) was an English writer famous for depicting English rural life in essays, books and novels. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.