A new e-book, Prophet and Loss, celebrates the wildness legacy left by the founder of UK nature conservation, Charles Rothschild. It’s written by Simon Barnes reveals and illustrated by wildlife artist Nik Pollard, and is s a must-read says the Wildlife Trusts.
Barnes re-visits seven of the 284 special places which Charles Rothschild and his colleagues deemed ‘worthy of preservation’ a century ago, to see how they have fared. He begins at Woodwalton Fen which Rothschild bought in 1910 and is now part of a project to create a 3,700 hectare wetland. Barnes evokes the wildness of shingle beaches, seabird islands, sand dunes, and grasslands and revels in marsh harriers soaring above the reeds at Woodwalton Fen, corkscrewing ravens at Kynance Cove, squadrons of gannets at Bass Rock and shingle flora at Aldeburgh, insect showers and mating dragonflies at Kenfig, and red kites and brown argus of Hartslock Wood. Barnes urges everyone to
“Go to one wild place after another the length and breadth of this country and look about. Look about and you will understand the extent of Rothschild’s achievement and more importantly, you will also understand a great deal more aboutwhen to take cialis 20mg for best results\ clinical pharmacy course in canada\ viagra cost cvs\ generic viagra online\ kamagra gel en venezuela
nature.”There is extensive detail about Rothschild’s work on the Wildlife Trusts website.
You can download Prophet and Loss for £1.