I put together this list of nature-related events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for Living Edinburgh. These events all still had tickets available at the time of writing (I've not necessarily used the titles for the events as given in the brochure, but if you click on the links below you'll be taken straight to the appropriate booking page on the book festival website):
10.30, Tuesday 16 August Scottish Arcadias with Philip Hoare, Magnus Linklater and Alison Turnbull.
1845, Tuesday 16 August Tracey Chevalier talks about At the Edge of the Orchard.
1145, Friday 19 August poetry from Alice Oswald.
11.00 Saturday 20 August, Reading workshop Robert Hunter on The Jungle Book.
2045, Monday 22 August Nature writing with Jim Crumley and Stephen Moss.
1600, Wednesday 24 August Opening up our House with Tobias Jones.
2045, Thursday 25 August Tracking down Birds of Prey with James MacDonald Lockart.
1015, Friday 26 Nature Writing with Melissa Harrison and Amy Liptrot.
1730. Saturday 27 August, Lost heroes of Science with Steve Jones and Andrea Wulf.
1845, Monday 29 August Surviving the Vast Forest with Ray Mears.
Nature themed book events for Children
(I've included all types of animals here, including pets, imaginary species and human type characters in the guise of animals)
1145, Sunday 14 August Unconventional Animal Friendships with Ed Vere (age 3-6).
1330, Sunday 14 August, animal illustrations with Barroux (age 3-6).
1545, Sunday 14 August, Danger with Chris Judge and David O'Doherty. (age 7-10)
1000, Monday 15 August Unconventional Animal friendships with Ed Vere. (age 3-6).
1030, Monday 15 August Illustration with Barroux, Chris Houghton and Emer Stamp (age 10+).
1145, Monday 15 August Hercufleas with Sam Gayton (age 8-12).
1330, Monday 15 August Getting Muddy with Emer Stamp (age 5-8).
1400, Monday 15 August, Animal Introductions with Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek. (age 4-7).
14.30 Monday 15 August, drop in drawing workshop with Ana and Thiago de Moraes. (all ages).
1515 Monday 15 August, Canine Capers with Richard Byrne (age 3-6).
1000, Tuesday 16 August, Animal Mashup with Ana and Thiago de Moraes. (age 4-7).
13.30 Tuesday 16 August Getting Muddy with Emer Stamp. (age 5-8).
1515 Tuesday 16 August animal illustration with Petr Horacek. (age 4+).
1545 Tuesday 16 August Heroes of the Wild with Nicola Davies. (age 9-12).
1700, Tuesday 16 August animal illustration with Claire Maker and Ross Collins. (age 7-10).
11am - 3pm Willow sculpture (drop in) with David Powell (all ages).
1330, Wednesday 17 August Let Your Kinds Go Wild Outside with with Fiona Bird. (ages 7+)
1515, Wednesday 17 August Midnight at the Zoo (and make an animal mask!) with Faye Hanson (age 4-7).
1000, Thursday 18 August Hiccuping animals with Holly Sterling (age 3-6).
11am - 3pm Willow Sculpture (drop in) with David Powell (all ages).
15.15, Thursday 18 August Going Wild with Fiona Bird (age 7+).
1145, Friday 19 August Hibernating Hedgehogs with Cate James (age 4-7).
13.30, Friday 19 August Beautiful Birds with Matt Spink (age 4-7).
1700, Friday 19 August Furball Fun with Holly Webb (age 5-8).
1000, Saturday 20 August, Cornelia Funke and the Terrible Tab (age 5-8).
11.00 Saturday 20 August, free drop in Big Draw with Matt Spink. (all ages).
1330 Saturday 20 August The Bolds with Julian Vlary and David Roberts. (age 6+).
13.30 Saturday 20 August Mythical Scottish Sea Stories and Crafts (free drop in, all ages).
13.30 Saturday 20 August Holly Webb's Furry Friends (age 5-8).
1400 Saturday 20 August Talking to Animals with Sophie Thompson (age 6-9).
1515 Saturday 20 August The Jungle Book Retold with Robert F Hunter (age 4-7).
1700 Saturday 20 August Baxter the Giant Beetle with M G Leonard (age 10-14).
1000, Sunday 21 August Magical Monsters with Kristina Stephenson (age 4-7).
1030 Sunday 21 August The Great Diamond Chase with Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton (age 4-7).
12.15 Sunday 21August The Howlet with Kate Leiper and James Robertson (age 7 - 10).
1500 Sunday 21 August A Girl's Best Friend with Ann M Martin (age 10+).
1630, Sunday 21 August Revealing Life's Mysteries with Gill Arbuthnott (ages 8 - 12).
1345 Monday 22 August Archie the Impatient Rhino with Tracey Corderoy & Tim Warnes (age 3-6).
1330, Wednesday 24 August Odd Dog Out with Rob Biddulph (age 3-6).
1145, Thursday 25 August Odd Dog Out with Rob Biddulph (age 3-6).
1515 Thursday 25 August Japanese Melodies and Myths with Mio Shipley (age 3+).
1700 Thursday 25 August Amazing Plants with Christiane Dorion (age 7-10).
1745 Thursday 25 August Creature Companions with Louis de Bernieres and Gill Lewis (age 10+).
11.00 Friday 26 August A Birthday Party with the Large Family with Jill Murphy (free drop-in all ages).
1430 Friday 26 August Alex T Smith's Big Draw (all ages, free drop-in).
1545, Friday 26 August New Bear on the Block with Sav Akyuz & Ben Bailey Smith (age 4-7).
1415 Saturday 27 August Furry Friends (Humphrey the Hamster) with Betty G Birney (age 7-10).
I love the Humphrey books! You can read my read my review of Humphrey's adventures here).
1000 Sunday 28 August The Great Aaa-Ooo with Jonny Lambert (age 3-6).
1030 Sunday 28 August Monkeying Around with Lydia Monks. (age 4-7).
1330 Sunday 28 August Mr Cleghorns Seal with Judith Kerr (age 10+).
13.30 Sunday 28 August Peter the Badger with Emily Gravett (age 4-7).
1430 Sunday 28 August Hrefna Bragadottir's Big Draw (free drop in, all ages).
1515, Sunday 28 August Bear's Adventure with Benedict Blathwayt (age 3-6).
1315, Monday 29 August Baxter's Starring Role with Hrefna Bragadottir (age 3-6).
1500, Monday 29 August The Shrew that Flew with Julia Copus (age 3-6).