The work and life of John James Audubon, naturalist and artist, has been the featured exhibit for the past several months at the New London Public Museum.
Now, internationally renowned storyteller, author and naturalist Brian “Fox” Ellis, in the persona of Audubon, brings history, ecology, art and literature to life as he portrays Audubon.
Three options are available for Audubon presentations.
Meet Audubon (Ellis) in an open house setting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the New London Public Museum. View some of his works and get the inside scoop on his life.
Ellis will host a writing workshop at the museum at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. A poet’s eye and gift for language is very similar to the detailed observation and ability to communicate complex ideas required of field ecologists. In this workshop you will learn some tips for effective journaling.
You will learn to use haiku to focus your eye and ear. You will learn to use poetry to write clearer more exciting essays and turn your field notes into publishable articles.
Come to celebrate the voices of nature and find your voice in the natural world. Tickets are $5, space is limited, register today. Discount available if you attend both the workshop and the presentation at Mosquito Hill
The Adventures of Audubon will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. Get your tickets in advance $5 adults and $2 children under 15. Spend time in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artist. Listen to tales of his adventures as he finishes something no one had ever accomplished before: drawing every bird in North America.
For more information or to get tickets for Bird is the Word and Adventures of Audubon, stop by or contact the New London Public Museum, 406 S. Pearl St. or call 920-982-8520 or go to www.newlondonwi.org/museum.