September 29 2019:
The Boy Who Drew Birds – A Story of John James Audubon
(Throwback to 2016)
Another book we enthusiastically enjoyed reading!
Banding a bird, that is, tying a marker around the bird’s leg to track its movement, was an innovative idea in Audubon’s time. In 1804, he became the first person in North America to band a bird.
His simple experiment helped prove homing. He grew to be the greatest painter of birds of all time. He was the first to paint life-size images of birds and the first to show birds hunting, preening, fighting, and flying.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.