Stone Memorial Lecture

CANCELLED - March 29, 2020

Event Cancelled 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, all Mass Audubon buildings will be closed and all programs are cancelled from March 14-31. Accordingly, the Stone Memorial Lecture has been cancelled.

Lesser Bird-of-Paradise © Tim Laman
Lesser Bird-of-Paradise © Tim Laman

The Amazing World of Birds-of-Paradise

with Tim Laman, PhD


Join us on Sunday, March 29, from 4:00-6:00 pm, for this year's Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture! The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception with the speaker (books will be available for purchase).

Over the past 15 years and more than 30 trips to New Guinea, photographer Tim Laman has pursued his passion for a little-known family of birds called Birds-of-Paradise. Distinguished by their often stunning colors, striking feather patterns, and elaborate mating displays, these birds are arguably the world's most spectacular.

Images and videos of these relatively unknown animals can now been seen by people around the world thanks to Tim's work with National Geographic, the Birds-of-Paradise Project at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and other projects.

Tim returns to the mountains and islands of the New Guinea region every year, continuing his efforts to document this remarkable family of birds—including the recently discovered Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise.


Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
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This program is free, but preregistration is required as it will fill fast.

About the Speaker

Tim Laman is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and films for the BBC Natural History Unit and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is an Associate of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, a Fellow of the Explorer's Club, a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and co-founder of Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds-of-Paradise Project. His passion is to explore the Earth's wilder, remote areas and create images of wildlife and wild places that can inspire people to care about our planet.

Explore more of Tim's work on his website >