Event to cel­e­brate birds

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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