Naturalist and author Tim Low talks at Springwood's Hub

Springwood’s Hub will play host to prominent naturalist and award winning author, Tim Low.

Springwood’s Hub will play host to prominent naturalist and award winning author, Tim Low.

Springwood’s Hub will play host to prominent naturalist and author, Tim Low, on Sunday, July 23, at 2.30pm.

Titled Where Song Began and The New Nature: A talk by Tim Low, it is co-sponsored by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Science at the Local.

Mr Low is the bestselling author of seven books about nature and conservation. He writes a blog for Australian Geographic magazine and has a lizard named after him.

The two hour talk is free but seating is on a first come, first served basis and organisers would prefer guests to register to help with numbers.  

Low’s most recent book, Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World, became the first nature book to win the Australian Book Industry Award for best general non-fiction. It was praised in the New York Review of Books and recommended by Scientific American.

In Where Song Began he explains that while Australia is renowned for its unusual mammals, it is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent’s tens of millions of years of isolation. His earlier book The New Nature, which had been recently updated and republished again this year, was praised by Time magazine and listed by Who magazine as one of the books of the year.

To register for the event go to the Blue Mountains Conservation Society website at www.bluemountains.org.au. His books will be on sale at the Hub.