John James Audubon was born in Haiti in 1785. After his family moved to France, Audubon emigrated to the United States. After his general stores went bankrupt in the Panic of 1819, Audubon made a daring bet: to paint all the bird species of America, in life size. It was a project that would take him decades. Join Portland Audubon for a special screening focused on the person that inspired multitudes to honor these “feathered tribes” (John’s affectionate term for birds).
Audubon Society of Portland is devoted to the conservation of Oregon's last remaining wild places. Founded 115 years ago by a group of conservationists, The organization is now a community of 15,000 who stand together to protect Oregon’s beautiful birds, wildlife and habitat. Portland Audubon’s 2017-2018 Nature Night Speakers Series is committed to presenting entertaining and expert talks on natural history, wildlife, and conservation issues. Nature Night is a chance for the community to engage with naturalists, authors, artists, enthusiasts, and activists about issues that affect the world around us. With topics ranging from hidden places of the Pacific Northwest to diversity in the conservation movement to bats, there is a talk for everyone.