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LECTURE: “HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS”
October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
“HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS”
Thursday, Oct. 12: 1-2 p.m.
Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know…Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the Boston tea party. They weave a fascinating story of the collision of birds, fashion, economics, politics, which nearly brought many of Florida’s birds to extinction.