John Bachman
Symposium
20-23 April 2006
"Nature, God & Social Reform in the Old South"
The Life & Work of the
Rev. John Bachman
An International Symposium
in Honor of the

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Introduction
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Natural History
Audubon Connection
Politics/Social Reform
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Bachman Timeline

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ON-LINE ART EXHIBIT

This section of the John Bachman Symposium Web site will include artistic renderings related to Bachman--including artwork done by Newberry-area K-12 students as part of a Symposium poster contest.

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John James Audubon, the great bird portraitist, thought so much of John Bachman's natural history abilities that he named two previously undescribed birds for the Lutheran clergyman, and then depicted them in the paintings above. Bachman’s Pinewood Finch (above left, known today as Bachman's Sparrow, Aimophila aestivalis) is an uncommon and local inhabitant of abandoned old fields in the southeastern United States. Bachman's Swamp Warbler (now called simply Bachman's Warbler, Vermivora bachmanii) was rare even in Bachman's time and was last seen in South Carolina in isolated swamps around Charleston more than 25 years ago. The most recent confirmed sighting anywhere was in Louisiana in 1988, so most authorities believe the species is extinct.