Laurence Rose

Writer and Conservationist

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Framing Nature

Conservationist Laurence Rose spent two years exploring the cultural roots of our relationship with the rest of nature in order to map out its future. From the magnificent white-tailed eagles of Orkney and Mull to the fascinating world of ants and crickets on the southern heaths, he describes his encounters with wildlife in exquisite language and vivid detail. Shipping is FREE to UK addresses.

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World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 8 May is World Migratory Bird Day 2021. For many species, what seems like a perilous journey at the best of times has become a serious threat to their futures.

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About Laurence

Laurence Rose is a writer, conservationist and composer. He has worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds since 1983, and since 2017 has helped run a £7 million species recovery project, Back from the Brink. His recent book The Long Spring was published by Bloomsbury in March 2018.

Now published!

Framing Nature

Conservationist Laurence Rose spent two years exploring the cultural roots of our relationship with the rest of nature in order to map out its future. From the magnificent white-tailed eagles of Orkney and Mull to the fascinating world of ants and crickets on the southern heaths, he describes his encounters with wildlife in exquisite language and vivid detail.

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The Long Spring

Laurence Rose spent the spring of 2016 travelling from North Africa to the Arctic coast of North Norway. It was a unique exploration of nature, culture and conservation, and the vital sense of place that cements them together. Each place comes alive through vivid language and finely detailed observation, whether describing landscapes, people or the stunning wildlife of the continent of Europe. Free shipping if bought with Framing Nature.

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Rose is excellent on the science that underpins our understanding of migration, but if he is an environmentalist by profession he is a musician by vocation. His ear for the sounds of birds is exceptional, while his ability to render their spring songs in precise language is among the foremost pleasures of the book.

Mark Cocker

Author and conservationist

No book has made me want to sprout wings and fly quite like Laurence Rose’s modern classic as it chronicles nature’s progress from winter slumber to verdant awakening in language so beautiful it sings.

Stuart Winter

Journalist

As a detailed primer to the world above our heads, The Long Spring makes for an inspiring, eye-opening read.

Oliver Balch

Reviewer

Publication March 2021

Leopard Moon Rising

Leopard Moon Rising - Distant Views of India explores the cultural underpinning of wildlife conservation in India.

December 2020 - December 2021

Into Light

Now that Framing Nature – conservation and culture is published, and Leopard Moon Rising is finished and being prepared for...

Throughout 2020

Gilbert White 2020

It is Gilbert White’s Tercentenary in 2020 and I will be playing my part in the celebrations. As well as...

Current projects

I am currently writing and researching a new book, planning a research visit to India and working on various collaborations with other artists who are inspired by nature.

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 8 May is World Migratory Bird Day 2021. For many species, what seems like a perilous journey at the best of times has become a serious threat to their futures.

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Leopard Moon Rising

Leopard Moon Rising, the latest book by Laurence Rose, has been released on Kindle other digital formats.

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How radical do we need to be?

Reflections on recent developments that point to some new thinking on nature.

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Lockdown Spring

In the latest in my long-read essay series, a look back to the lockdown spring of 2020, and forward to a season of renewed hope: the unique season that is the British springtime.

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Mabey@80

“To renew the living fabric of the land so that it also replenishes the spirits of its human inhabitants seems to me as close as one can come to a single expression of the aims of a total conservation policy.” Richard Mabey The Common Ground

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Nature’s New Year (2)

Part 2 of my long-read essay on thoughts about the new year: new years in general and this one in particular.

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Nature’s New Year (1)

At two minutes past ten in the morning, on Monday 21 December, the sun's solstice will occur. A traditional turning of the new year, and a welcome moment at which to turn thoughts towards 2021.

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Back on the circuit!

It may be a virtual event, but the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival later this month is a welcome return to the festival stage after a summer of seeing appearances vanish from the diary.

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