Thursday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., West Gallery
Laura Erickson, birder and producer of For the Birds
Using the original artworks and books on display in Audubon and the Art of Birds, Duluth birder and radio producer Laura Erickson will trace the many changes that have produced the modern field guide. On display are original bookplates by Fuertes, Jaques, Sutton, Peterson, Sibley and others. How have these illustrations changed over time, and why are paintings almost always better then photos? Laura will discuss this and while weaving in stories about birds along the way.