John Blay is a writer, naturalist and walker. Since 2001, the south-east forests of New South Wales have been the focus of his work, often in association with local Aboriginal communities. He is the author of the bestselling On Track: Searching out the Bundian Way (NewSouth).
This is a beautiful and enchanting book. John Blay is a superb walking companion - a naturalist, historian and philosopher whose writing glows with wit, wisdom and wonder. I savoured every word and relished every step. Wild Nature is a journal of meditation, observation and exploration, and a delicate natural and human history of the south-east forests. What is nature, and how do we value it today? How did we save these special places and how might we lose them? Pick up this book and set foot in another world, a wild one nested within our own."" - Tom Griffiths