John James Audubon's Pictures in Prose

Sunday, September 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location Details

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

10 Upper Main Street, Sharon, 06069

John James Audubon's Pictures in Prose

September 29, 2019

The vivid bird paintings of John James Audubon upstage his equally vivid writing. Join us for a presentaion that gives his words equal time. Eileen Fielding, center director of the Sharon Audubon Center, will share a combination of slide images and short readings that will reveal Audubon's lively personality as a passionate, keen observer of the natural world and an astounding outdoorsman. Eileen will also share a comparison of his early 19th century observation methods with what's available to us. Light refreshments will follow.

  • Appropriate for teen, young adult, and adult audiences
  • FREE
  • Pre-registration is required (seating is limited)

To register, call The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon at 860-364-5041.

For program questions, call The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon at 860-364-5041 or email Eileen Fielding at

This event is part of Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon, a collaborative celebration of the art, science, and heritage of John James Audubon. Visitors are invited to enjoy area exhibits, special events, and programs from August 30 thru December 13, 2019. Select here to learn more.​

Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass 3,000 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.

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