Many have remarked on the poetic names of our butterflies and moths. Their beauty fires our imagination. Some are named after human occupations – emperors, footmen, rustics – and still more named after animals – tigers, hawks, goats. There are species named after jewels, musical instrument, fabrics, heraldry. Some names are baffling. Scientific names too contain many allusions. Peter Marren has writen widely on the natural world and this beautifully illustrated book is put together with insight and wit.
|When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 10.00 am|
|Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF|