In a game of word association where a person’s name must be associated with conservation, it is likely that the name said most would be “Audubon.” This might be due to the conservation organization that is named in honor of John James Audubon. It might also be due to the magazine that The Audubon Society publishes that is titled Audubon. Audubon’s artwork also appears in countless books and in other forms of print, hangs on walls all over the world, and has had billions of searches on the internet.
John James Audubon completed many of his drawings for Birds of America in Charleston, South Carolina. Many other naturalists, scientists, and gardeners lived and worked in Charleston, including John Bachman, Caroline Gilman, André Michaux and his son François André Michaux, John Bartram and his son William Bartram, Elizabeth Lamboll, Loutrel Briggs, Edmund Ravenel, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Charles Shepherd, Alexander Garden, John Lining, Joel Poinsett, and Mark Catesby. Please contact me to take a walking tour to see and learn about the places where these interesting people lived and worked.
Other tour information:
- The cost of the tour is $100. For a group of five or more, the cost is $25 per person.
- The distance of the tour is about a mile, and the time required to complete the tour is approximately two hours.
- The tour begins and ends at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC, 29401.
- Slideshow for the tour at Audubon in Charleston