Beatrice Potter

On this day back in 1866 Beatrice Potter was born in the south of England. She became a writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist. Wherever you live in the world you may have heard of some of her creations with fanciful names like Jemima Puddleduck or Squirrel Nutkin.

Her characters and illustrations have walked out of many of her books, still in popular demand today. She moved to the Lake District which was the inspiration for many of her stories.

As a conservationist she bought much land in the area and farmed in a responsible way. She helped to form the National Trust which cares for areas all over the country. The beauty of her surroundings can still be seen today and is still being preserved.