THE North York Moors National Park’s Inspired By...Gallery at Danby will be the only northern English venue for The Lost Words nature exhibition this summer.

On tour from Compton Verney Art Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, from June 15 to July 29, the show seeks to "reconnect adults and children with the natural world, using the power of words and art".

The collaboration between author and artist combines "spells" by Robert Macfarlane with watercolour illustrations by Jackie Morris, originally used to create The Lost Words book published in 2017.

The book is credited with inspiring people to look afresh at the wonders of nature, not least in schoolrooms, where it is widely read, including many across North Yorkshire.

The Danby exhibition will feature 20 of Macfarlane's spells, each based on a word such as conker, dandelion and wren; words that are "increasingly being lost from everyday language", apparently.

Alongside the poems, 50 Morris watercolours will be displayed, some incorporating gold leaf as an expression of the artist’s desire to "help viewers go on a journey where the familiar suddenly appears magical once more".

A series of activities related to the Lost Words exhibition are being planned by the National Park, such as workshops and talks.

Inspired By...curator Sally-Ann Smith says: "The Lost Words is a fantastic exhibition that inspires visitors to stop and think about how magical nature is in today’s world. It really resonates with our own purpose of capturing the beauty and importance of our protected landscapes through art and so we’re delighted to be hosting the exhibition in the summer."