Birds of Town and Suburb focuses, as the name would suggest, specifically on nature in suburbia. Simms travels chapter by chapter from the inner suburbs outwards to the green belt and the edges of the countryside. Along the way he describes the bird life of various suburban habitats, such as factories, rubbish dumps, cemeteries, parks and allotments. Simms also dedicates chapters to watery habitats such as reservoirs, sewage farms and gravel pits.
However, I wanted to focus in on an issue that Simms touches on – the role of class and nature in town planning.Continue reading “Birds of Town and Suburb by Eric Simms (or nature, class and town planning)”