Person Place Thing with writer Drew Laham
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.