Wednesday 7 June
Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Sidmouth
Leif Bersweden is a writer, botanist and science communicator with a growing presence on social media. He grew up in rural Wiltshire where he taught himself to identify the local wildlife, focusing on plants from a young age. More recently, Leif completed a genetics PhD at Kew Gardens.
Leif will talk about his recent book, Where the Wildflowers Grow which describes his mission to explore the plants that Britain and Ireland have to offer. Over the course of a year Leif goes on a journey highlighting the unique plants that grow there, their history and the threats that face them. His travels take him from the Cornish coast to the pine forests of Scotland, even to the streets of London, proving that nature can be found in the most unexpected places.
Copies of Leif’s book will be on sale at the event.