Jack Hyett (11 July 1915 – 21 July 2001) was an Australian teacher, broadcaster, author, naturalist and amateur ornithologist. Born in Ballarat, Victoria, he was Foundation President of the Victorian Ornithological Research Group and the Ringwood Field Naturalists Club. He served as editor of the Emu, the journal of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1965–1968. In 1985 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. As well as numerous journal and magazine articles, Hyett wrote  A Bushman’s Year published in 1959 to which this book is a good companion.  Hyett loved and respected the plants and creatures of our unique bush and took such pleasure in his observations that he wanted to share all the wonders that he could see. Yet he dreaded the thought that one day his grandchildren and their grandchildren may no longer have the wonderland of the bush to wander in and love.  Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs.