Festival of Nature 2019 includes a special series on nature writing. We’ve asked 5 different writers to join us at 4 feature events in Bristol to share their work, their upcoming projects, and to help us explore the nation’s ongoing love for nature writing.
Ahead of her talk on Monday 3rd June we caught up with to Kate Bradbury. Kate is the wildlife editor on BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, and a freelance writer for the Guardian, BBC Wildlife magazine, Telegraph Gardening and is regular contributor to BBC Gardener’s Question Time. Her new book “The Bumblebee Flies Anyway”, is set for release in May 2019.
What inspired your love of nature?
I’m not sure. I think we are all born loving nature, but many of us get lost along the way and forget about it. I’ve always been a gardener and spent lots of time outdoors. Nature and gardening come hand in hand, for me.
What’s your top tip for enjoying nature this summer?
Look to the skies for screaming swifts!
What will people learn at your event?
How to work with nature in the garden, including how to bring more of the natural world into our gardens
What’s your favourite nature fact?
There are 267 species of bee in the British isles and only one of them is the honey bee.
Where is your favourite place to enjoy the natural world?
Kate Bradbury’s talk will take place at The Station on Monday 3rd June 2019.
Spaces are selling fast, to avoid disappointment click here to book your ticket.
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Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
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Bristol Zoo Gardens
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