(Above) Bee Hotel © Jane Adams
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is being supported by the Sherborne Literary Festival on Friday 16th October, with talks from RHS qualified garden journalist Kate Bradbury, award-winning wildlife writer Mark Carwardine, and the special advisor to the Prince’s Rainforest Project, Tony Juniper.
At 10.30am Kate Bradbury will be giving a walk and talk starting in Sherborne Castle Gardens. Kate is an established RHS qualified garden journalist, and spent five years as a staff writer for Gardeners World magazine. Passionate about wildlife friendly gardening, Kate is also the author of The Wildlife Gardener. Her talk will be about wildlife gardening in general, focussing on how to make a bee hotel.
Mark Cowardine has written more than 50 books...
From 5.30pm – 6.30pm TV and radio presenter and widely published wildlife photographer Mark Cawardine is giving a talk called ‘The Trail of the Whale’ at Digby Hall, Hound Street. Mark has written more than 50 books, including several bestsellers such as the original Last Chance to See, with Douglas Adams.
Tony Juniper explores how nature helps to sustain our economy
Also in Digby Hall from 8pm – 9pm, British campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and environmentalist, Tony Juniper will be giving a talk, ‘What Nature does for us’. Tony is internationally recognised for his work, including his position as Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, and is the author of the book What has Nature Ever Done for Us which explores how nature provides the natural services that help to sustain our economy.
We have invited some of the best wildlife and conservation writers in the UK
DWT’s Chief Executive, Simon Cripps said, “We are delighted to invite some of the best wildlife and conservation writers in the UK to share their stories and thoughts at the Sherborne Literary Festival. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about wildlife conservation issues and perspectives, from the experts! The organisers of the Festival are also donating a proportion of the ticket sales to DWT, which will go straight back into wildlife conservation in Dorset.”
Find out more and buy tickets
Tickets for Kate Bradbury’s talk are £8.50, and Mark Carwardine and Tony Juniper’s talks are £10 each. To find out more and book your place, visit the Sherborne Literary Festival website.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.