For the Birds: A History of American Ornithology
Most people think John James Audubon was the father of American ornithology, but actually, that title belongs to a Scottish immigrant named Alexander Wilson. Wilson abandoned the artistic conventions of his time in favor of more realistic drawings meant for identification. This hour we’ll talk about a new book celebrating his contributions.
- Edward H Burtt, Jr, co-author of Alexander Wilson: the Scot who Founded American Ornithology
On Weds, April 23, Ohio Wesleyan University will hold a Symposium: Alexander Wilson and the Making of American Ornithology