Apart from the pear tree in which sat the partridge, there are no plants in the 12 days of Christmas according to the folk song. Sadly, even that reference is erroneous, because partridges are ground dwelling birds. And yet at Christmas we are surrounded by plants. This talk by Accredited Lecturer Timothy Walker puts the record straight and rewrites the zoocentric song replacing partridges with poinsettias, and maids with mistletoe.
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I really enjoyed that talk on plants.
Quirky, witty and informative narration. I watched and listened with a smile on my face throughout and now regret not bringing my own holly with berries in this year.
Glorious! Thank you tremendously. So carefully crafted and paced with beautifully immersive photographs; also such a sense of good spirit coming from the whole presentation. A joy.
An excellent speaker. Entertainingly informative.
All the talks have been fascinating but I think this one's my favourite - so funny as well as informative.
What a thoroughly enjoyable talk, so interesting. Thank you.
This was a very interesting and knowledgeable account of all the plants of Christmas. However, despite explaining the natural history benefits of ivy, as outlined by Timothy, I was unable to change my husbands mind and he is still a remover, whereas I remain leaver.
Fascinating story and an amazing storyteller. Made me want to discover all the plants's secrets!
A delightful, humorous introduction to the plants of Christmas.
Great delivery from Timothy, lots of knowlwdge and a brilliant sense of humour - I felt uplifted!