A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration

Aldo & Leonardo, a partnership between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, is a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

When Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy

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By Jeremy Underwood

Work in the tern colony on Monomoy takes a special type of person.  I never put much thought into the aggressive behavior of birds until I experienced it first hand.  Now, visions reminiscent of Hitchcock's The Birds play in my head as I think about the nesting colony.  Here is a little raw footage to give you a piece of the experience...if only it were in 3D.  

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