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Nature is amazing and diverse, and studying it helps us understand vital evolutionary mechanisms and satisfy idle curiosity about plants and animals. On Audubon Day, it is time to pay attention to an outstanding scientist who revealed nature’s secrets. This holiday takes place on April 26, a beautiful spring day filled with birdsong. Their types were studied by John Audubon.
This holiday coincides with the birthday of an ornithologist who made a huge contribution to the development of biological science. He was born in Haiti and raised in France. Growing up, John moved to the USA and settled in Kentucky. He loved the hobby of painting birds, traveling along the Mississippi River in search of interesting specimens. This prompted him to start studying different species. His first scientific work was published in the UK, and this wonderful album became the gold standard. After the illustrator’s death, a student founded the National Audubon Society dedicated to protecting birds in 1905. A network of this organization’s branches covers the country.
How to take part
Millions of Americans love to watching birds.
- Go outside, pay attention to the birds found there. Their color, plumage, habits — everything adds up to a curious picture for a person indifferent to nature’s wonders.
- Read about regional birds: food preferences, mating rituals, and migration patterns.
- Go to your backyard, choose a suitable place for a feeder made of plastic bottles or used coffee cans. Help birds survive. They destroy pests and sing charmingly, meeting and seeing off the sun at dawn and sunset.
Try a drawing bird. Take a piece of paper and pencils. This is not an easy task, but a good way to discover a new talent in you!
When Audubon Day celebrated in 2022?
Audubon Day is observed on April 26 each year.