Monday, July 06, 2009

Pratt/Sill exhibit highlights N.C. Arboretum's role in birding trail

From Asheville Citizen-Times in North Carolina:

The N.C. Arboretum, already a top destination for birding, recently officially joined the N.C. Birding Trail as the statewide guide program continued to expand.

The N.C. Birding Trail last month launched its final trail guide, which includes 105 mountain region sites west of Interstate 77. The guide serves to link bird watching sites and birders with communities, businesses and other historical educational attractions. ...

In conjunction with the Arboretum's celebration as an official part of the N.C. Birding Trail Guide is the current exhibit, “H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill's ‘Birds: The Science of Illustration,” in the Baker Exhibit Center through Nov. 1. In addition to the illustrations, the exhibit includes a bird nest collection, an interactive bird song display, an interactive habitat mural and an “illustration table” with sketch paper, pencils, erasers and colored pencils.

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