I recently stumbled upon a small treasure of a book called The Chickadees: A Contemporary Fable. While chickadees are at the center of this tale, condors play an essential part. Here are some extracts, comments, and images concerning this book.
The shirt maker Lacoste, known for its alligator logo, is offering limited numbers of shirts with the logos of endangered species, including the California condor. Part of the profits will be donated to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
In this post I note Lacoste’s project and show photos of some “condor” shirts from my closet.
Thanks to a just-published book, excellent photographs of the California condor sculptures created in the 1970s by Erwin Hauer are now available.
The California condor plays a key role in a major Hollywood film released in 1952. No actual birds appear in the movie but the condor’s part is essential nonetheless.
In 1882, Albert Kellogg described the sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) as a “vast sylvan condor”. Such a lovely simile deserves a closer look.
Interest in the California condor has long extended beyond the borders of the USA. In this post I consider 4 magazine articles that were published in Europe during the 20th century.
This post presents 6 recent works of art, 5 of which feature the California condor.