Aldo & Leonardo Art/Science Residency Project

Bird banding research at Monomoy

June 2013: Between June 17 and July 13, selected artists from the Aldo and Leonardo project are capturing the essence of marine and coastal ecosystems at the Monomoy Wilderness in Massachussets.

Artists are part of the Aldo & Leonardo project's second wilderness residency sponsored by the Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. During this ongoing project, the scientists and artists - visual, literary, and performing - will collaborate to produce a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness. Over the next year, artist/researcher pairs will spend one-month residencies in wilderness biomes throughout the United States. Overall, the project will result in a video, publication, online publication and traveling exhibition.

At Monomoy, photographers blog about their participation in banding Common terns and other field research with refuge manager, David Brownlie, biologist, Kate Iaquinto and staff. Their cameras captures the freedom and tenacity of these birds and the diversity of Monomoy, as well as the dedication of the research staff engaged in their preservation.

Future locations include:

John Muir Wilderness, California - Alpine
July 10-August 7, 2013

Noatak National Refuge, Alaska - Boreal Forest/Arctic Tundra
July 15-August 15, 2013

Canyons of the Ancients, Colorado - Desert
September 1-30, 2013

Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota - Fresh Water and Deciduous
September 15-October 15, 2013