International Juried Youth Bird Art Exhibition, Museum of American Bird Art

Owl dreaming © Kai Choat (age 7)

Next year, Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art (Canton, Massachusetts) will be hosting its fifth annual youth bird art exhibition, Taking Flight. The contest will be accepting submissions from January 15, 2020, through June 15, 2020. For more information, visit the exhibition’s webpage. A flyer is available here.

The goal of this exhibition is to create a greater awareness and appreciation for birds while fostering the development of young artists and sharing their work with the public. The Taking Flight contest is open to young artists age 4 to 18 of all skill levels.

—Mass Audubon

Migration from Yahoo Groups to

Red-throated Loon, from “A History of British Birds” (1862), Smithsonian Institution

Owing to the impending changes at Yahoo Groups, we are in the process of moving our email discussion group over to To subscribe to the discussion group there, you’ll first need to set up a account—all you need is your email address (any email address) and a password. Once your account is set up, find the Mearns Club group by clicking on the button below. On the page that opens up, you’ll be able to request to join the group.

Once your request is approved, you can go to the Subscription tab and specify how you’d like to receive group messages—for example, as individual messages, a digest, or not at all if you prefer to read the messages on the website.

Anyone can join the email discussion group at You do not need to be a member of the Mearns Club, although we encourage you to join. We welcome new members!

John Cameron Yrizarry: A Retrospective

Meet the Artist Reception

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2–4 pm
Alfred Wisner Public Library, Warwick, New York

John is displaying key pieces of his work that represent his artistic development from when he was an undergraduate at Yale School of Fine Arts to his current status as an acclaimed wildlife illustrator.

Admission is free, but registration is required.