A Collaboration of Birds



My lovely graduate fiction workshop is writing flash fiction stories of endangered birds for Darwin Day here at UAB including the Yellow Warbler, Chimney Swift, Brown-Headed Nuthatch, and Yellow-Crowned and Black-Crowned Night Heron.

Doug Baulos’s radiant art students are illustrating the birds. Somehow it will magically come together next week with Art, Biology, and English Departments at UAB.

Here are some sketches of the birds and information about the art opening.




February 10, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Several Powers”: An Art Exhibition
Location: Project Space – UAB Humanities Building, Room 100, 900 13th Street South


Yellow Warbler

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow_Warbler/lifehistory (Links to an external site.)

Chimney Swift

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chimney_Swift/id (Links to an external site.)

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown-headed_Nuthatch/id (Links to an external site.)

Black-Crowned Night Heron


This is our project with Doug’s class.

Darwin Day Project Space Exhibition – Title – “Several Powers”

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” Charles Darwin
Feb 10, 2017 
Project Space Exhibition –” Several Powers” 4-6 p.m. UAB DAAH Project Space in collaboration with the Birmingham Audubon Society and D. Baulos ARS 495/ARS 595 Gary Chapman ARS 311/511 UAB Department of Biology/Dr. Kerry Madden Department of English

Exhibition will focus on research on the following Alabama Bio-diversity Topics requested by the Birmingham Audubon Society

The Visiting Scientists & Artists in Scientific Illustration are: Dr. Ansel Payne, Dr, Keyt Fischer, Dr. Peggy Balch, Chiraru Takahashi, Charles Buchanan

Prothonotary warbler

Brown headed nuthatch

Chimney Swift

Yellow Crowned night heron & Black Crowned Night Heron

Eastlake Park – Herons

Avondale rose – Nuthatch

Limestone Park –Alabaster – Warbler

Downtown City/artificial habitat – Swift


Oak – Quercus

Goldenrod – Solidago

Common milkweed – Asclepias

Joe Pye Weed – Eupatorium





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