A Swallow-tailed Kite’s 10,000 mile journey: A black and white odyssey

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Date(s) - 10/12/2013 - 04/13/2014
All Day

Florida Museum of Natural History, West Wing


Art joins science to reveal the wonders and perils of the Swallow-tailed Kite’s migration in a six-month installation at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. A painter, poet, and photographer bring to life the exciting research discoveries of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) about the year-round ecology of this alluring raptor. ARCI is a Gainesville-based nonprofit that provides the data to save rare and imperiled birds. Since 1996, they have studied the Swallow-tailed Kite’s 10,000 mile journey between the lowlands of the southeastern U.S. and the humid plains of Brazil. This exhibit of bold colors, striking photos, and poignant words conveys the strength and fragility of a bird that will spend days on the wing to out-wit lethal headwinds, yet can only watch from above as humans destroy the diverse landscapes they have inhabited for centuries of changing seasons.

For more information: www.arcinst.org/events