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Lecture: Bird Bills
January 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bird bills come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, from the needle-like bills of swallows for picking insects out of the air, to hummingbirds' long and curved bills for probing into the base of a flower, to the robust bill of the evening grosbeak for cracking into seeds. Some even have special features, like pressure sensors that allow shorebirds to detect food without touching it.
The Arnold Arboretum invites you to join Dr. Lorna Gibson, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, to look at the great diversity of bird bills and how they are suited to each individual bird—and to that bird’s favorite meal!
Attend in-person at the Arboretum's Weld Hill Research Building at 1300 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.
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