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Category: ANHSO Talk James Lowen - Much Ado About Mothing

Tue, May 4th 2021

Moths are routinely slandered as all being clothes-munching, plant-destroying pests. Through his narration of an intoxicating, year-long quest to celebrate Britain’s rarest and most remarkable moths, award-winning author James Lowen challenges our preconceptions and resets our understanding. Travelling the length and breadth of Britain, from Cornwall to the Cairngorms, Lowen recounts a year spent hiking up mountains, wading through marshes and roaming by night amid ancient woodlands. Seeking to understand why moth-ers and many ordinary folk love what the general public purports to hate, he discovers that Britain’s moths divulge enchanting tales, from migratory feats to mastery of camouflage, and from missives about the state of the planet to their potential service in addressing the global plastics problem. James’s book, Much Ado About Mothing, will be published by Bloomsbury in July 2021.

James Lowen is an award-winning author and photographer specialising in natural history, conservation and travel. Of his 13 books, two have been named Travel Guidebook of the Year. An experienced naturalist based in Norfolk, James regularly writes for The Telegraph, The Countryman, BBC Wildlife, Bird Watching and Nature’s Home, and edits Neotropical Birding magazine. James’s photography is represented by FLPA and Alamy, and features regularly in BBC Wildlife. He has a strong following on social media, blogging at \url{} and tweeting as @JLowenWildlife.

Free to ANHSO members

The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom

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