John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter and artist, who painted, catalogued and described the birds of North America in the renowned Birds of America, considered one of the greatest examples of book art.
Folder, one of the note cards and sticky notes:
Columbian Hummingbird, John James Audubon (1785-1851), Engraved, Printed and Coloured by R. Havel 1838
The Columbian Hummingbird, also known as Anna’s Hummingbird (Trochilus Anna), is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America. Anna’s is the only North American hummingbird species with a red crown. At the time Audubon collected this specimen, it was only the fourth found within the U.S.
Other note card:
Ruffed-Neck Hummingbird, John James Audubon (1785-1851)
The charming Ruffed-Neck Hummingbird was discovered by navigator Captain Cook. The beautiful plant in the image, in the genus cleome, grows in South Carolina and Georgia.