Joseph Wolf

Joseph Wolf, a German/English animal artist, was born Jan. 22, 1820. Wolf came to London from his native Germany in 1848 and hooked up with the Zoological Society of London, where for many years he did drawings of London zoo specimens for specialized articles in such...

Citizen Science and Bird Watching in the City

Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library. Program Summary City dwellers may think bird watching is a pastime just for their country cousins, but birds are everywhere! Despite being one of the most beloved facets of the natural...

Johan Keulemans

Johan Gerard Keulemans, a Dutch illustrator, was born June 8, 1842. Keulemans moved to London in 1868 and almost immediately became one of the most sought-after zoological artists for a new wave of natural history books that was beginning to appear. After the...

Livestream Lecture: Survival by Degrees – 389 Bird Species on the Brink

A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

Robert Havell, Jr.

Robert Havell, Jr., an English engraver, was born Nov. 25, 1793. His father, Robert senior, ran a print shop in London. When John James Audubon, trying to launch his projected Birds of America, was having problems with the Edinburgh engraving firm of William Lizars,...