Dear Listserve Members,

Join the GNSI-DC for a special presentation. 

Katrina Van Grouw is half artist, half ornithologist, and occupies a niche midway between art and science. Now she is also an author. Katrina Van Grouw will discuss her career, the amazing anatomy of birds, and the process of creating her wonderful book on bird anatomy - The Unfeathered Bird. There is more to a bird than simply feathers. And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor, doesn't mean they are structurally all the same. With over 300 stunning drawings representing 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is the most richly illustrated book on bird anatomy ever produced and offers a refreshing insight into what goes on beneath the surface.

Katrina will be signing copies of her book at the National Museum of Natural History from 1-3 PM on November 19th!

For more on The Unfeathered bird, visit

About the Author Katrina van Grouw graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992 where she gained an MA in Natural History Illustration for an illustrated thesis on bird anatomy for artists. Although she has had no formal scientific training, Katrina's ornithological knowledge, including skills as a specimen preparator and taxidermist, gained her a curatorial position in the bird skin collections at London's Natural History Museum. She remained in this post for seven years before leaving in 2010 to concentrate on completing The Unfeathered Bird. Katrina is also a qualified bird bander and has travelled widely on international bird banding expeditions in Africa and South America.

Please not that we would like to have RSVPs if you are going to come to the talk. You can sign up on the GNSI website.

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