Thursday 7 October
Friends Meeting House
When journalist and lifelong-birdwatcher Rick Thompson moved from the countryside into the centre of Warwick, he expected to miss his daily walks along the lanes and fields of Warwickshire. But he soon discovered that St. Nicholas Park, beside the river Avon, is rich in wildlife, with a range of habitats and some surprising rarities.
Rick’s book Park Life has become a local best-seller: Rick chronicles a year in the wildlife of the park, with the folklore and legends connected to some of the species found there, and reflects on the importance of contact with nature for our well-being – brought into sharp focus with the coronavirus lockdowns.
Refreshments on arrival