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Inn Search of Birds: pubs, people and places. May Cafe Scientifique.

22 May 2024
Start time
6:30 PM
Sir John Lawton
Inn Search of Birds: pubs, people and places. May Cafe Scientifique.

Event Information

Inn Search of Birds: pubs, people and places

Sir John Lawton

Most birders record the species they have seen, but hardly any keep lists of pub birds, that is birds on pub signs and names. This talk is about these birds, their natural histories, folk-histories, and the stories of the pubs that bear their names. The resulting aviary of 117 species doesn’t quite range from A to Z, but it does run from The Blackbird on Earls Court Road to a Yellow Wagtail in Yeovil. The species involved are not a random sample of the UK avifauna but share a number of very distinct characteristics.

Doors open 6pm for a 6.30pm event start:

We are holding this Cafe Scientifique session on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 from 6pm, talk starting at 6.30pm, in the “Den”, Mickelgate Social, 148-150 Mickelgate on the corner of Bar Lane, York.  Nearest car park at Nunnery lane and the venue is a short walk from York Station or Rougier Street buses.

Buy a drink at the ground floor bar, (beer, coffee, fruit juice, wine and spirits all available) and then come down the stairs to the basement “Den” where there are tables, chairs and sofas and a sound system and large screen.  Apologies that there is no lift.

Copies of the book “Inn Search of Birds” will be on sale for the special price of £16 cash only.