The Lost Bird Project

March 27, 2014 – March 15, 2015

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museum grounds
Washington, DC

Haupt Garden (south of Castle) and Bird Garden (northwest of Natural History)

Bronze memorials by Todd McGrain depict extinct species of North American birds: the great auk, Labrador duck, heath hen, and Carolina parakeet (Haupt Garden) and the passenger pigeon (Bird Garden). They are subtle, hopeful reminders of our duty to prevent further extinctions.