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2013-03-21 08:27:24

New Jackson Hole exhibitions explore wildlife through art JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From photography and painting to sculpture and pottery, the National Museum of Wildlife Art's new summer 2013 exhibitions in Jackson Hole, Wyo., will explore humanity's relationship with wildlife through a variety of mediums: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130321/PH81059-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130321/PH81059-b ) Amazing Animals: John...

2011-12-05 11:42:00

Binocular Brigades Volunteer Up and Down the Hemisphere NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to over a century of data. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111205/DC17057) "Audubon was a social network...

2011-05-19 14:42:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Audubon is saddened to learn of the death of longtime Audubon leader Edward H. Harte. Inspired by a birding trip to Corpus Christi, the avid conservationist joined Audubon's board in 1964 and served for a total of 13 years, including five years as chair, over the next three decades. In 2002 he was awarded Audubon's highest honor, the Audubon Medal, in recognition of his conservation vision and leadership. His son Christopher has also served...

2011-02-08 15:33:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six directors were named to Audubon's board at the organization's January meeting. The new "class" includes prominent leaders in science, conservation, finance and education. "This group reflects the dynamism of the changing Audubon Board. They have deep and respected scientific backgrounds; they are market-savvy environmentalists; they are educational leaders of stature. They represent the diverse mix of skills and expertise that can help...

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2010-07-30 08:03:58

In 1824, three years before he began to publish his famous "double elephant folio" The Birds of America, John James Audubon (1785-1851), the eminent artist of American birds and animals, created a drawing of a running grouse for use in the design for a New Jersey bank note. Although the artist mentions the drawing and the resulting engraved paper money in two separate diary entries, no one has ever been able to locate or identify such an illustration. Now, after a decade-long search by an...

2010-07-29 11:40:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1824, John James Audubon (1785-1851), the eminent American artist, created a drawing of a running grouse for use in the design for a New Jersey bank note. Although the artist mentions the drawing and the resulting engraved paper money in two separate diary entries, no one has ever been able to locate or identify such an illustration. Now, after a decade-long search by an Audubon scholar from Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences and a...