Audubon – Not Just for the Birds
Rock Springs Nature Center
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017
“Audubon – Not Just for the Birds”
North Wing Exhibit Hall
Many people think Audubon is just “for the birds” and for little old ladies in tennis shoes with binoculars. The Decatur Audubon Society intends to prove this belief to be untrue.
The exhibit “Audubon – Not Just for the Birds” will be on display in the North Wing Exhibit Hall of Rock Springs Nature Center from January 23, 2017 through April 30, 2017. The display will feature John J. Audubon prints, mounted bird specimens, information on how and why the National and State Audubon Societies formed, what the Decatur Chapter is all about, as well as tips on birding, selecting binoculars, and more.
As a special part of this exhibit, award-winning nature photos from the National Audubon Society will be on display from February 25 through March 15. The twelve photos were selected from over 7,000 entries submitted from all 50 states and Canada. They include photos from professional, amateur, and youth photographers. These beautiful photographs portray a variety of birds and geographic locations. Half of the bird species captured in these photos are identified as threatened or endangered by climate change in Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report.
Two special events will coincide with this exhibit. An open house hosted by the Decatur Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 2pm to 4pm. Walk among some of the world’s greatest bird photography, learn about one of the world’s most important conservation organizations, and discover Decatur Audubon. Preceding the open house, everyone is invited to attend an Audubon Meeting for a free Bird Study on “Backyard Bird Photography” by local nature photographer, Virginia Kickle on Sunday, February 19 at 2pm.
Admission to the exhibit and open house is free.
You can view the exhibit during Rock Springs Nature Center’s open hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8am-5pm; Thursday, 8am-8pm; Friday, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; and Sunday, 12-5pm.