Wild Nights Out By Chris Salisbury

Wild Nights Out By Chris Salisbury

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 9th Jun 2021


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Take a walk on the wild side with the first nature guide to focus exclusively on exploring the night.

We are excited to venture into the night with Chris Salisbury and his brilliant new book Wild Nights Out, come along and explore what nature has to offer after the sun goes down.

Chris encourages us to venture out into the dark to experience the way our eyes adjust and our other senses are enhanced, and to find joy in the natural wonders of the night.

Since 1880 when the first house was fitted with electric lighting, artificial light has become the norm, creating more and more spaces lit 24-hours a day. Whilst much was to be gained by this new dawn for humanity, we have also, in turn, lost our familiarity with the dark. Over time darkness has become something to be feared, associated with crime and nightmares, rather than mystery and enchantment.

Perfect for parents, campers, teachers, nature educators and anyone who has used lockdown to explore their own environments recently, this thrilling hands-on guide is an introduction to nocturnal wildlife, their behaviours, their habitats and how to observe them without being detected.

Learn how to call for owls, walk like a fox and expand your sensory perceptions. Not only will this instil a lifelong love of the dark, it will also boost the resilience and self-confidence of children and adults alike.

Whether it is a weekend away, summer holiday or just back garden adventures, this book provides all the practical information on how to conduct safe night walks, as well as interesting animal facts and mesmerising stargazing stories. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations are featured throughout.

‘Reading Wild Nights Out is like being given an invitation to a whole new dimension of life...it encourages us to cross a threshold into a new world and go on a nocturnal ramble to look and listen for where the wild things are. ’

SIMON REEVE, author and broadcaster.

About the author:

Chris Salisbury, founded WildWise in 1999 after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education, he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. Chris directs the acclaimed Call of the Wild Foundation programme for educators-in-training as well as Where the Wild Things Are, a rewilding adventure based at Embercombe in Devon. He is also a professional storyteller (aka ‘Spindle Wayfarer’) and is the co-founder and artistic director for the Westcountry and Oxford Storytelling Festivals. Chris lives in the enchantment of the Dart Valley, Devon, UK with his lovely wife, two pesky children, and an astonishing dog called Dexter

The evening will start promptly at 6.30 pm.

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Tickets £5 

Includes glass of wine/soft drink

(£4.00 off the published price of Wild Nights Out by Chris Salisbury for ticket holders when purchased on the evening).

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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 9th Jun 2021


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2021-06-09 2021-06-09 Europe/London Wild Nights Out By Chris Salisbury Take a walk on the wild side with the first nature guide to focus exclusively on exploring the night. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/09/wild-nights-out-by-chris-salisbury-263463 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London



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