Since 2010 common countryside words have started to disappear from children’s dictionaries. This magically illustrated “book of spells” aims to help children conjure back these words lost, such as adder, starling and dandelion; to bring them back to the landscape and their knowledge. It is to inspire and imbue with them a sense of awe and bewilderment of the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us.


As Robert Macfarlane begins the book:


Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – fading away like water on stone. The words were those children used to name the natural world around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker – gone!


Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren … all of them gone! The words were becoming lost: no longer vivid in children’s voices, no longer alive in their voices.


Thank you for your support in helping this spellbinding book reach the children of Lincolnshire, for helping them conjure back these lost words of our beautiful countryside.



Donations can be made via the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust page:


Please donate, please follow these steps:

Select ‘The Lost Words’ in the dropbox where it says ‘I would like my donation to go towards..’


We raised £5,522 via our crowdfunder page, which closed on Monday 9th July. Thank you to all who kindly supported this campaign, and those who have pledged.

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We will soon have raised over £6,000 in order to provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris for EVERY school in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, not just all primary schools. Go to the best and play with us jugar gratis tragamonedas cleopatra. A big bonus for everyone who came!


Deliveries to schools have started and will continue into November 2018.

Click here to see more about the Lost Words on publisher, Penguin’s website.

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MAY 22nd


official launch

at the

Lincolnshire Environmental Awards


JUNE 11th

3pm –

page opened for donations

JULY 9th

3pm –

£5,000 raised


Delivery of 510 books to our central collection point, Whisby Nature Reserve, by our Walkers Books, our independent books.

LWT Area Groups, Rotary Clubs and individuals take the books back to their respective corners of the county



JULY 11th

3pm –

page closes for donations

£5,400 raised.

Donations received from businesses.


Presentation of books

to schools.



Rachel Shaw

Senior Communications Officer

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust



Harry Whinney

Designer, painter and volunteer organiser of

Lost Words for Lincolnshire


Lost Words for Lincolnshire




Lost Words for Lincolnshire Schools