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Hugh Warwick - Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife

It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. Join Hugh Warwick as he talks about our reconnection with our landscape.

About 'Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife':

In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick explore linescape from the perspective of our wildlife to understand how, with a manifesto for reconnection, we can help our flora and fauna to flourish. Warwick has travelled across the country to explore the lines we have drawn by fencing land - cutting wildlife habitats into small and increasingly unviable fragments and the far-reaching ecological consequences.

Linescapes offers a fresh and bracing perspective on Britain’s countryside, one that proposes a challenge and gives ground for hope; for while nature does not tend to straight lines and discrete borders, our lines can and do contain a real potential for wildness and for wildlife.

Reviews of Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife:

"This is a beautifully crafted book . . . timely and essential reading" - Kathy Willis, Director of Science, Kew Gardens

"A requiem, a call to arms and a delighted amble along a hedge: a kind, wise, angry, jolly and mournful book, as rumbustiously readable as it is urgently important." - Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

About the event:

Join Hugh Warwick for an inspiring talk about reconnecting with our landscape. 



Hugh Warwick Hugh Warwick

​Hugh is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs.

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