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September DOS Monthly Meeting – “John James Audubon: Separating Man From Myth”

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“John James Audubon: Separating Man From Myth”
with Matthew Halley at the Ashland Nature Center

The legendary ornithologist John

James Audubon (1785–1851) began his
studies of American birds as a teenager,

on the banks of the Schuylkill River near

Philadelphia. Our speaker, Matthew Hal-
ley, provides a surprisingly fresh and in-
timate window into Audubon’s character

and story, filling in critical gaps in our
understanding of the genesis of
Audubon’s masterpiece, The Birds of
America.
Matthew Halley is an ornithologist and
historian who grew up in Phoenixville, PA, on
the opposite bank of the Schuylkill River near

Audubon’s home at Mill Grove. He is a Gradu-

ate Research Associate at the Academy of

Natural Sciences of Drexel University and edi-
tor of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

(DVOC) and its journal Cassinia.

Details

Date:
September 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

DOS

Venue

Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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