Have you ever wanted to see an ivorybill woodpecker, Carolina parakeet, or passenger pigeon? The Georgia Museum of Natural History invites the public to an exhibit examining historic southern landscapes and the species that frequented them. Among the exhibits featured specimens are these three iconic birds. Artist Philip Juras will discuss his paintings of historic landscapes appearing in the exhibit and nature writer Dorinda Dallmeyer will offer a short reading.
The 19 paintings included in the exhibit are drawn from Philip’s exhibits at the Telfair and Morris museums earlier this year. There will also a be a few new pieces.
Specimens on exhibit include: Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Red Cockaded Woodpecker, Wood Stork, Piping Plover, Seaside Sparrow, Bald Eagle juvenile (maybe), Puma/Panther skull, Elk antler, Green Sea Turtle, Spiny Mussel, and American Burying Beatle.