Dr. Casey Wood helped to build two of McGill's major library collections, the Osler and the Blacker Wood, among the finest collections of their kind in the world. Join scholars from McGill, UQAM and Queens to explore Wood's own important research in bird vision and ornithology, and his stunning legacy of rare books, Islamic manuscripts, materia medica of Sri Lanka, and original works of art by the greatest natural history artists, from Edward Lear and John Gould to Lady Elizabeth Gwillim.
Free public lecture offered in English | conférence publique gratuite offerte en anglais at/au Musée Redpath Museum
Have you ever wondered how a bird sees the world? Is a yellow bird really yellow through a bird's eyes?
Birds can see much that is invisible to humans: colours, motion, and details. Ornithologist Robert Montgomerie will reveal how research on bird colouration changes our understanding of how birds see the world.