Have you ever looked at nature and wondered, “what is that?”
John Wright is a renowned naturalist and one of Great Britain's leading experts on fungi. His most recent books include “The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature’s Wild Harvests”.
John will be returning to Stocks Hotel in Sark from 24th to 27th September 2021 where he will be leading another full day of foraging on Sunday 26th September, including a cookery demonstration followed by dinner in the evening.
On Friday 24th September there will be an additional and unique opportunity to listen to some of John’s entertaining personal experiences and fascinating stories from nature including tales about his forthcoming new book, “A Spotter's Guide to Countryside Mysteries” - a handbook illuminating the mysteries we see around us in the woods, fields and on the seashores of Great Britain.
Walking through a field, sitting on a beach, or even just pottering in our own back-garden, we all happen upon things that make us stop and wonder. The natural world is full of mysteries, whether it’s masses of twigs that look like abandoned nests or pebbles riddled with holes, stranded ponds on grassy hilltops – or even the shaded ways we walk along.
One of Britain's best-known foragers, John Wright illuminates the natural (and unnatural) curiosities of the countryside, giving us the insight and tools to identify Witch's Broom, Piddocks’ Holes, Dew Ponds and Hollow Ways, and many more. He also reveals 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 landscape and reveals the pleasure of spotting and understanding them.
Join John exclusively at Stocks Hotel in Sark on Friday, 24th September 2021 from 6.00 to 7.30pm when he will reveal a few of the amusing secrets and fascinating mysteries behind nature’s eternal question, “what is that?”
Tickets are £10 per person and include a welcome drink on arrival. Reservations are essential via reception at Stocks Hotel – 01481 832001.