Our wildlife is disappearing at a disturbing rate, mainly due to human activity. This decline not only affects the threatened creatures, it is also an irreplaceable loss for our own species: as the 2020 lockdowns reminded us, wildlife and nature bring joy to us all.
In 26 Wild, writers collective, 26 Characters, and The Wildlife Trusts celebrated – and launched warning flares for – our many endangered species. In her poem, Gone, before we knew it, Rebecca wrote about our native constrictor – the smooth snake. Along with the other participating writers, she also wrote a prose piece about her background research.
As well as raising awareness about threatened wildlife, in autumn 2020, sales of the project’s poetry collection, 26 Wild: The Story’s Not Over raised more than £1,600 for The Wildlife Trusts.