This year marks 150 years since the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter was born. Miss Potter was much more than a writer of children’s books. She brought wildlife and the countryside alive through the delightful adventures of her characters: rabbits, red squirrels, frogs, hedgehogs, ducks and many others.
Potter was a talented botanical artist. Her love and knowledge of plants and animals ensured accuracy when depicting all aspects of Nature in beautiful watercolour illustrations to accompany her stories. Even the countryside backgrounds have recently been discovered to be actual places, not imaginary hillsides or dreamlike craggy horizons: these places exist.
In later life Beatrix Potter was a farmer and an ardent conservationist, entrusting her legacy of valleys and hills (her farms) to the National Trust so they are protected for the future but we can all enjoy them.
Tomorrow (Sunday 31st July) at 2pm we are delighted to welcome Lindsey Gibb back to Loch of the Lowes to read from the tales of Beatrix Potter.
Please come along – perfect for small children and adults alike.
And there are five ospreys here for you to enjoy as well!