Event to celebrate birds
When internationally renowned Brisbane-based biologist and author Tim Low speaks about birds in Horsham today, listeners can expect stories of song, beauty and intelligence.
Mr Low, author of Where Song Began, is keynote speaker at a Wimmera Landcare and Harmony Day event in Horsham Town Hall.
The free event, Celebrating Landcare and National Harmony Day, will focus on how Australian birds spread their music around the world.
Barengi Gadjin Land Council and Wimmera Catchment Management Authority are hosting the event, which starts at 5.30pm.
Wotjobaluk dancers and nature sound recordist Andrew Skeoch will also be special guests.
The evening will feature district artwork including never-before-exhibited original illustrations for the Tuckfields Tea bird card series by late Grampians artist Sue Mcinnes. Oasis Wimmera will prepare a multicultural supper.
Mr Low’s internationally bestselling book Where Song Began gives insight into the distinctiveness of Australian birds in their extremes of size, behaviour and song, and how they came to be that way.
“There is a huge story to be told about our birds, how they’ve evolved and where they came from,” he said.