August 4, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Scout Creates Sites of St. Mary’s App -

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

First Friday Aug. 6 in Leonardtown -

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Register for Healthy St. Mary’s Annual Meeting -

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Entries Sought for DNR Photo Contest -

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Audubon Revolutionized Art of Bird Painting

John James Audubon (1785-1851), the best bird illustrator of all time, revolutionized the art of bird painting by making the birds look alive with intelligence and personality.

Catesby Adds Color, Locale to Bird Painting

The second painting of a flamingo in America was drawn by Mark Catesby, the first ornithologist to include a typical tree, flower, or plant that indicated the food or habitat of each bird and the first to publish his paintings in color.

Roanoke Gov. Paints 1st Flamingo

The first known painting of a flamingo in America is a watercolor by John White (1577-1593) who was the governor of the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, Virginia, founded by his friend Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585.

Wilson Beat Audubon to the Birds


Even John James Audubon considered Alexander Wilson the father of American ornithology. Wilson discovered nearly 50 new species of birds and more birds are named in his honor than any other person in the world: Wilson’s Warbler, Wilson’s Plover, Wilson’s Phalarope, Wilson’s Petrel, Wilson’s Snipe, Wilson’s Tern, and Wilson’s Thrush.