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KC.14.Fungi Foray John Wright c Nicola Hawkins (6)

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Enjoy a scrumptious three course dinner hosted by John who will be demystifying the world of Latin names based on his new book ‘The Naming of the Shrew’.

Hosted by John Wright

Thur 26 Mar 2015

The Naming of the Shrew

Why is an attractive flower named ‘a dirty old man’?

And the common shrew named ‘spider mouse’?

When is a species not a species?

How you pronounce Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus loricatobaicalensis?

How do you decide what to call a tiny fungus that lives on tiny bugs called tardigrades  that live on sheep poo near Edinburgh?

Such names often leave us wondering exactly how and why they were assigned to our wildlife. That’s why we’re welcoming River Cottage forager, raconteur and natural historian, John Wright, back to The Kingcombe Centre with his truly captivating explanation of these peculiar names in a presentation based on his latest book ‘The Naming of the Shrew’. With his witty style and humorous anecdotes, John will uncover  the mysteries behind these Latin names and help you see them in a whole new light.

This special event will start with a welcome drink at Kingcombe, before tucking into a delicious dinner.  John will then host the main event.  Note:  We can cater for special dietary requirements and we have a licensed bar for further refreshments (welcome   drink included).

Price:                    
£35 pp    includes a 3 course dinner, glass of wine on arrival and talk
 
Times: 
Arrive at 6.30pm for a drink before dinner and talk.  Finish approx. 9.30pm
 
What to bring:   Just yourselves!
 
weekendComing from further afield or wish to extend your stay, just add a B&B package to your booking
 

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