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Lee Schofield

Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm

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. Lee Schofield is Senior Site Manager for the RSPB at nearby Haweswater and joins us, to share his call 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. This inspiring talk dives into his award-winning book ‘Wild Fell: Fighting for nature on a Lake District hill farm’ – Lee’s personal account of the work the RSPB are carrying out in partnership with United Utilities at Haweswater. Discover how efforts to balance ecological restoration with hill farming are helping wildlife to thrive alongside sustainable livestock production, improved water quality and combatting climate change. A landscape of flowers is a landscape of hope. Copies of Wild Fell will be available to purchase at the event, and if you’ve already got it, why not bring it along to be signed!

A talk at The Old Courthouse on 2nd May 2023 at 7pm

Tickets £5 per person

Parking is available at the venue but limited. Please car share if at all possible