Monthly Archives: June 2013

Shotgun Ornithology

After Audubon, ornithology began to take shape as a field of study. As an example, one of his protegees, Spencer Fullerton Baird, helped to create and direct the National Museum of Natural History for the Smithsonian. Baird cultivated a far-flung … Continue reading

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On press.

New Pamphlet in the Works: two runs down, innumerable ones to go. Everything else is somewhat on hold in the meantime.

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The Print Center

The Print Center’s 87th Annual International Competition features works by 43 of the finest contemporary artists working today. This year the competition was juried by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe. The Print Center’s Annual International Competition … Continue reading

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Ula-ai-Hawane

A small Hawaiian honeycreeper. It liked the seeds and flowers of a particular sort of palm tree, and when those started to disappeared, so did the bird. Its name means “the red bird that eats the fruit of the hawane … Continue reading

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Guadalupe Caracara

“No kid is safe from their attacks. Should a number be together, the birds unite their forces, and, with great noise and flapping of their wings, generally manage to separate the weakest one and dispatch it….The birds are cruel to … Continue reading

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