Monday 14th May, 6pm-8pm
Reconnecting Britain’s fragmented wildlife
Come and meet fellow hedgehog enthusiast Hugh Warwick. We are very excited to be welcoming Hugh to the bookshop this May; his latest book, Linescapes, led our book review round for the Spring. The evening will be a chance to hear Hugh talk about his work, to ask questions and to get books signed! There will almost certainly be lots of our famous hedgehog shortbread to wish him a warm welcome.
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer – and his well-known fondness for hedgehogs appeals to us at Kenilworth Books! Linescapes is a book about reconnecting Britain’s fragmented wildlife. It is now rare to find a landscape untouched by human landscaping – our lines of hedges, walls, canals, roads, railways, powerlines and even by our most ancient ditches. In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of the lines that humans have drawn across the land; we live in a landscape in which wildlife habitats are dissected into ever-decreasing fragments. Nature itself rarely does straight lines; however, in this challenging book there is a message of hope that nature can thrive alongside these human constructions. If the next generation is to grow up understanding how deeply humans need to know that there is abundant wildlife out there, and also how they can live alongside it, rather than trample it, then the generation that brings them up also needs to learn about it. Linescape is a fascinating book for all adults who want to pass on to their children a knowledge and love of nature.
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Hugh Warwick, expert on hedgehogs, holds a baby hedgehog at Tiggywinkles the animal rescue hospital in Aylesbury, Bucks. 21.10.08