In 2015, England's last and loneliest golden eagle died in an unmarked spot among the remote eastern fells of the Lake District. It was a tragic day for the nation's wildlife, but the fight to restore the landscape had already begun.
Local ecologist Lee Schofield joins us to share his calls to recognise that the solutions for a richer world lie at our feet; by focusing on flowers, we can rebuild landscapes fit for eagles again. A landscape of flowers is a landscape of hope.
Lee is an ecologist and site manager for RSPB Haweswater and is leading efforts to breathe life back into two hill farms and their thirty square kilometres of sprawling upland habitat. The farms sit at the edge of the region's largest reservoir, beneath which lie the remains of a submerged village. The area's history has been a turbulent one for both its people and its wildlife, leaving its habitats in tatters.
Lee will be in conversation with Jamie Normington from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
There will be a book signing straight after the event.
Wild Fell will be available to purchase at the Festival book store over the Festival weekend.
Published by Penguin/Transworld
'I found myself turning the pages with an inward leap of joy' - Isabella Tree
*Longlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation*