Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Recommended Reading: The Cult of the Green Bird

This fascinating little book THE CULT OF THE GREEN BIRD - The Mythology of the Green Woodpecker by Antony Clare Lees details the remarkable role that Green Woodpecker Picus viridis has had in history, fable and legend. The species has been, across its European range, regarded as a  weather-forecaster, an oracle, the leader of tribes and even a monarch. It's well worth a look! It is published by Scotforth Books, 2002.


Bill Benish said...

I hadn't heard of this book. It sounds like a very interesting read.

Thanks for info!

Gerard Gorman said...

It's not easy to find Bill, probably even harder to get in the US, but try Amazon or the like. It does have some very fascinating stuff in it.

Laura Brown said...

I ordered a copy from Amazon UK quite easily and it just arrived today. Looking forward to reading it!