The Natural History of Christmas

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Presented by Dr Michael Leach

As we prepare for Christmas do we ever wonder where these customs come from? Here we discover the natural history of the holly and the ivy, the pre-Christian roots of hanging mistletoe and that turkeys never did come from Turkey! This illustrated talk reveals why the robin is our favourite Christmas bird and looks at the origin of the Yule log. Best of all, it reveals just why we think that reindeer can fly.

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