The Lost Words is an enchanting book of poems by Robert Macfarlane, designed to be read aloud to conjure up creatures such as the barn owl, otter and goldfinch. Each poem is beautifully illustrated in watercolour by Jackie Morris.
We would love all children in Herefordshire to be able to explore this wonderful book and the wildlife that inspired it. We (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Richard Bavin has their resident artist) are raising funds to donate a copy to every primary school in the county, hoping to bring the magic of the natural world into the classroom and into the lives of children and teachers.
More information about the project on Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's web site
where you can donate £10 for a copy of The Lost Words to go to a primary school of your choice.
The John Muir Trust has created a free Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words
, full of ideas for schools, educators and anyone interested.You can also download three extracts from the book in poster format.
Our project has the full support of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust