Have you ever wondered why a bird might be called a thrush, wren, hawk or owl?
Join Stephen Moss for a special talk on the history of how birds are named and the stories behind them.
Moss is a British Naturalist, Author, and TV Producer, as well as the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Course Leader in Travel & Nature Writing at Bath Spa University. As an advocate for re-wilding the countryside and a specialist on the Somerset landscape, Moss will share his in-depth ornithological knowledge on the topic of bird naming which will also be referenced in his forthcoming book to be published May 2018.
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This event is part of Thrifty Thursdays – a series of free events running alongside the current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. Taking the exhibition as a starting point to explore themes relating to the rural, each week a different artist, writer, gardener, land-worker, academic or performer will join us. The bar will be open before the event from 5.45 pm until 6.30 pm. Please note, the main exhibition will be closed, however the Bourgeois Gallery, which is the final room in the exhibition, will be open.
For those guests walking to and from the gallery in the winter months, we suggest you carry a torch to light the path through the fields after dark.