Wednesday April 15 at 6pm

Apr 15 6:00 pm

Local Treasures: M.J. & Alan Brush~Mark Catesby's Legacy

In 1722, one hundred years before Audubon painted the birds of North America, an Englishman named Mark Catesby explored our southeast coast and rivers, painting over 230 watercolors of what he observed, and collecting them in his two magnificent volumes -The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.

Now, 300 years later, we invite readers to join us on a trek by sailboat, auto, and air, that bridges the gap between the world that Catesby described and the changes in patterns and process of land, coast, and ocean that modern times have wrought.  What causes a plant or animal to become extinct? What exactly is an invasive?

In Mark Catesby’s Legacy, M.J.’s watercolors and Alan’s science intersect to illustrate natural history, introduce some genuine characters, and illuminate the responsibility we all share for the future of our extraordinary world.

Books will be available for signing and sale.

Suggested donation $5.


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