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March 2020

The Cultural Ecology of Meadows: George Peterken

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BRLSI – Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN
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George Peterken is one of our most respected ecologists in the UK. He was for many years Head of Woodland Ecology with the Nature Conservancy Council, and after retirement turned his attention to Meadows, publishing a book by that name in 2013. He has a wealth of knowledge on the cultural history and ecology of meadows which he will impart through some beautiful images. Doors open at 7 pm

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Bird Song Identification workshop: Lucy Delve

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
United Reformed Church, Bath, 7 Argyle St,
Bath, Somerset BA2 4BA
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Lucy is well known to many of our members for her advanced skill in listening out for and identifying bird calls and songs. In this workshop she will help us to develop this skill for ourselves, which can so much add to our enjoyment of the outdoors and enhance our wildlife recording activities. Please bring notebook and pen along with the field guide (if any) that you use for bird identification.

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April 2020

Evolution of Birds and Flight: Dr Dan Field

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BRLSI – Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN
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Dr Dan Field is a University Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Birds are the most diverse group of terrestrial vertebrate animals, boasting nearly 11,000 living species. But how did this awe inspiring diversity arise? Dan will discuss recent advances in our understanding of how, where, and when birds arose, and will show how high resolution 3D imaging is changing our understanding of when key avian features, like the toothless beak, came to be.…

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