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Person Place Thing with writer Drew Laham

Drew Lanham
Drew Lanham/ Clemson University

Naturalist and writer Drew Laham is wary of “bad people having their names attached to perfectly good birds.” Audubon’s Warbler invokes not just an ornithologist but a slave-owner. “We should remove all human names from birds and let the birds tell us who they are—by their physical appearance, their behavior, their song.” Bluebirds! Whippoorwills! Elegant! Produced with Orion magazine.