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Lockdown Nature – Wednesday 19 August 4-5pm
“Birdsong has risen like a tide of hope from our silenced cities. Is it here to stay?”
For the first time, many people noticed nature on their doorstep – but now that lockdown is being eased, will they continue to do so? And what about the bigger picture – how will our wildlife fare in a post-Covid world?
Join naturalist and author Stephen Moss and our expert panelists for a lively debate on the subject.
Our panel is:
Lucy McRobert is a wildlife storyteller. Her first book, 365 Days Wild (2019) offers 365 ways to make nature part of your life every day. She is a columnist for Birdwatch magazine and has written for BBC Wildlife and Bird Watching. In 2015 she was placed 38th on BBC Wildlife’s first wildlife power list and was the research on Tony Juniper’s What Nature does for Britain (2015). Passionate about encouraging the next generation of nature conservationists, she co-founded the youth nature network, A Focus on Nature. Lucy now works freelance for wildlife organisations as an editor, writer, communications consultant and campaigner.
Kabir Kaul is a 15-year-old conservationist, wildlife writer and a passionate advocate for London’s biodiversity. He works with a number of nature organisations, including the RSPB and Cameron Bespolka Trust. He has also created a popular interactive map, Nature Reserves of London, showing every nature reserve and designated wildlife site in the capital. Through his writing and public speaking, he brings focus and awareness to the many green and blue spaces in the capital, which he calls the ‘Wild Side’ of London, and how Londoners can make a difference for the wildlife on their doorstep. Kabir received the BTO Marsh Award for Young Ornithologist of the Year 2019.
Dominic Couzens is one of Britain’s best known writers on birds and other wildlife. He has been writing regularly in magazines for more than 25 years, and has regular columns in Bird Watching, Nature’s Home and Water Life magazines. He also travels all over the world as a wildlife travel journalist and a professional field trip guide. His many books include The Secret Lives of Garden Birds, 100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime and Britain’s Mammals.
Brigit Strawbridge Howard is a wildlife gardener, amateur naturalist, and bee advocate. She writes and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of pollinator biodiversity, and is the author of Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature. Brigit lives in North Dorset with her husband, Rob.