Nature Writing


Wild Green Wonders

A Life in Nature

By Patrick Barkham

Wild Green Wonders brings you a selection of twenty years’ worth of Patrick Barkham’s writings for the Guardian, bearing witness to the many changes we have imposed upon the planet and the challenges lying ahead for the future of nature.

From Norwegian wolves to protests against the HS2 railway, peregrine falcons nesting by the Thames to Britain’s last lion tamer, Barkham paints an ever-changing portrait of contemporary wildlife. This collection also presents thought-provoking interviews with conservationists, scientists, activists and writers such as Rosamund Young, Ronald Blythe and other eco-luminaries, including Sir David Attenborough and Brian May.

‘Siding with the planet is siding with the underdog, and this has motivated much of my journalism’, Barkham writes. Wild Green Wonders is his chronicle.


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About Patrick Barkham

Patrick Barkham has been writing about natural history for the Guardian over the last twenty years. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, Coastlines, Islander and Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature. He has been shortlisted for the 2014 Wainwright Prize and twice for the Ondaatje Prize. He lives in Norfolk with his family.

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