Natural History of Texas through the eyes of John James Audubon
John James Audubon, the renowned artist and naturalist, spent several months in Texas in the early 1830s. This was a time of great exploration and discovery for Audubon, who was eager to study the wildlife of this vast and largely uncharted region.
Audubon arrived in Texas in February of 1837, having traveled down the Mississippi River from his home in Cincinnati. He was accompanied by his assistant, Joseph Mason, and a few other companions. Their journey was not an easy one, as they encountere