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Event 9 of 37

Stephen Moss

Britain's Favourite Birds - Robin, Wren, Swallow and Swan

Starts at: Sunday 17 October 12:00 PM
Finishes at: Sunday 17 October 1:00 PM

In a change to the published programme, we are delighted to announce that Stephen Moss, local resident and President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, will be talking about our best-loved birds in an event which will offer an invaluable aid to our understanding of the lives of these precious creatures.

Stephen’s latest book The Swan describes, with glorious illustrations, the lifecycle of Britain’s largest and most elegant bird across the four seasons. The Swan joins The Robin, The Wren and The Swallow as part of this comprehensive and masterful guide, and will be of particular interest to the Wells audience. An integral part of our Festival’s home city, this beautiful bird is a symbol of countless myths and fairy-tales through the centuries and plays a huge part in the popular culture and literature of the British Isles.

Skylarks With Rosie: A Somerset Spring was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2021 but Stephen’s expertise extends beyond the written word: he has also won both RTS and BAFTA awards for his wildlife TV productions, including SpringwatchBig Cat DiaryBirds Britannia and Birding with Bill Oddie. He is course leader and lecturer in the MA in Nature & Travel Writing at Bath Spa University and of course plays a vital role in our own Somerset Wildlife Trust.