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Mark Cocker

Mark Cocker: A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet

Saturday 05 June | 3 - 4pm

£8 Venue: Darley Abbey Village Hall, DE22 1DS

Over 50 years, author and naturalist Mark Cocker has learnt the art of patience: to observe a butterfly, a bird, flower, bee, deer, otter or fly on his daily walk and is justifiably regarded as one of the best nature writers in Britain.

These wildlife encounters are celebrated in his new book with some of the finest short essays he has ever written, ranging over almost everything he can see, touch or smell - from a strange micromoth called Yellow-barred Longhorn, to that fiercest of winter storms: the ‘Beast from the East’. He captures nature without flinching and in its entirety.

Mark will be in conversation with Tim Birch, Director of Nature’s Recovery at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Please note: Darley Abbey Village Hall is located off New Road which is a one way system accessed from Darley Street at the bottom of the village. There is a car park adjacent to the park on Darley Street and a smaller car park at the Village Hall (park to the left and not to the right as this is for the Stables' business use).

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