Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Elusive woodpeckers

Talking about woodpeckers made me think about an illustration in our grandparents house. The great possibly extinct Ivory-billed woodpecker. Native to USA, and searched for 2005-2010 without any solid proof of their existence.

 Ivory-billed Woodpecker by John James Audubon/Courtesy Harvard University Press


LS said...

I remember that print in a frame too. The ivory bill! I never understood how special it was until I moved to the US.

Nan Koenig said...

Oh, darlings... you need to read The Grail Bird. What a marvelous book. Thanks for posting this picture.