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John Wright: A Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries

18th March, 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm


John will be sharing the knowledge in his latest book, a beautifully illustrated, practical and entertaining guide that illuminates and explains those mysterious details of the countryside you’ve always wondered about.

Ever puzzled about the masses of twigs in bare-branched trees that look like abandoned nests? Seen fuzzy red balls on roses? A stranded pond on a hilltop? Or even considered the shaded ways we walk along?

The natural world is full of mysteries, whether the masses of twigs that look like abandoned nests, fuzzy red balls on roses, stranded ponds on hilltops, or even the shaded ways we walk along.

John will give us the tools to identify Witch’s Broom, Robin’s Pincushion, Dew ponds and Hollow Ways, and also their histories, how they come to be, and where to find them. From the enormous to the truly tiny he illuminates the oddities that pepper our countryside and the pleasure of spotting and understanding them.

The Glapthorn Room, Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA

Part of the Oundle Festival of Literature


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