The Acclimatization Society
I made an edition of pamphlets for Wave Hill last month.
The Acclimatization Society is about birds in the city, and how they adapt, and how some birds have evolved in response to the city environment. Evolution doesn’t just happen in pristine jungle ecosystems; the urban pollution that makes cities a harsh environment for animals is known for causing genetic mutations. Birds in cities have to adapt fast to their circumstances. Genetic mutations plus adaptations equals speciation in action.
Also included is information about some of the most common bird species in New York today.
This work and Flyway are on view at Wave Hill, which you should go visit as soon as you have an appropriate spring day at your disposal. It’s a beautiful place. The magnolias are getting ready to bloom soon and there’s lots of blue flowers out right now.
Avifauna: Birds + Habitat is on view through June 24. Info is here.
A bonus: I got to see one of my favorite greenhouses around when I came to drop off the work.
Don’t even think about stealing their plants.
In other news: I caught the first whiff of spring out in Jamaica Bay a couple of weeks ago with my friend Ana.
And there’s more printing on the horizon- I’m thinking about strategic retreat this year. More soon.