Photographs of Human Impact on Birds

The Bell Museum of Natural History has partnered with Audubon Minnesota for an exhibit that illustrates the impact buildings have on bird populations.  In the exhibit, photographer and Audubon volunteer Miranda Brandon has collected the bodies of birds that have died as a result of building collisions in the Twin Cities, then photographed them in striking and violent poses, suggesting the moment of impact.  The fragility of individual birds and the diversity of species affected are illuminated by the exhibit. 

“Impact: Birds in the Human-Built World” is on display through April 19 at the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with Joanna Eckles from Audubon Minnesota about the exhibit and how humans can make buildings safer for birds.

Image: Courtesy of the Bell Museum of Natural History

 

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