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Extinction Countdown

State of U.S. birds report is “‘a clarion call to action”

The U.S. is home to an amazing 800 species of birds, but nearly a third of those species are endangered, threatened or in decline. That’s the news from “The U.S. State of the Birds, 2009”—the most comprehensive study ever of the health of North American birds, released today. The data are a warning sign about [...]

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For Admirers of Audubon & Sibley, Two Recurring Art Exhibits

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If you appreciate John J. Audubon’s exacting detail and beautiful compositions and you marvel at the encyclopedic knowledge and delicate illustrations in the famous Sibley Bird Guides you may be interested to know that there are many contemporary masters following in their footsteps today. Their names may be less well-known, but their work is equally [...]

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The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in July/Aug 2013

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Looking for a way to escape the summer heat? Pop into any of these galleries nationwide or abroad and get your fix of cool temps and hot sciart. EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION WINGED TAPESTRIES: Moths at Large through September 29, 2013 American Museum of Natural History Central Park West and 79th St. New York, NY Witness [...]

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Shoot To Kill or Aim To Embarrass?

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As I’ve pointed out before on Symbiartic, before the modern naturalist movement, nature lovers would shoot and kill the objects of their fancy to get a better look. Audubon himself would take dead specimens and pin them into life-like poses before drawing them and turning them into the prints that are so treasured today. But [...]

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Your Chance to Own a Piece of Natural History

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Just as my parents can recall their first television sets and marvel at how I have never known life without it, and we can all remember our first cell phone while our children ping from iPhone to iPad and think nothing of video chatting with friends thousands of miles away, it’s hard for most of [...]

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The SciArt Buzz and Last Minute Gift Guide

This week’s scoop, pluuuuuuus a holiday gift guide for the sciart fans in your life: SCIART LECTURES/EVENTS **NEW** The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (online & Philadelphia, PA) | Audubon Bird of the Day | Every Weekday at 3:15 pm, visitors can come into the Library to watch the daily page turning of [...]

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