Jim Crumley

Seasons of Storm and Wonder

County Buildings
Tue 27 Sep
10:00 UK

Leaving behind a few days of head-turning autumn finery on Skye, Jim Crumley was en route to his Stirlingshire home when he found himself contemplating how far the seasons themselves had shapeshifted since his early days observing his natural surroundings.

Over several decades, Jim has amassed reams of notes and a bank of memorable imagery chronicling the wonder, tumult and spectacle of nature’s seasonal transformations. For the most part in Scotland, but with occasional travel to other countries and continents, too, he has witnessed climate chaos bringing unwanted drama to wildlife and widespread destruction of ecosystems and habitats.

He talks about his landmark volume, which lays bare the impact of global warming and urges us all towards a more daring conservation vision that embraces everything from the mountain treeline to a second spring for the wolf.

About the Author

Widely regarded as Scotland’s foremost living nature writer, Jim Crumley has written some forty books about the natural world, most rooted in Scotland. He is an ardent advocate for Britain’s landscape and animals, as well as the reintroduction of species such as sea eagles, beavers and wolves.

Copies of Jim Crumley's book Seasons of Storm and Wonder are available here.