UM-Flint Faculty Introduce The Home Place

UM-Flint students, faculty, and staff are invited to view a short video introduction of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature (requires log in).

Additional Resources

J. Drew Lanham

J. Drew Lanham (2013), “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher,” Orion Magazine, and

J. Drew Lanham (2016), “Birding While Black,” Orion Magazine,

J. Drew Lanham (2018), “Forever Gone,” Orion Magazine,

J. Drew Lanham (2020) “A Black Birder’s Ramble Through the Thicket of Opinion on Social Movement and Bird Conservation”

J. Drew Lanham (2020), “9 Rules for the Woke Birdwatcher,” Orion Magazine,

J. Drew Lanham (2020)  “Elegy in Three Plagues,” Places Journal,

Radio Interview with KristaTippett (On Being, 2021),

J. Drew Lanham (2021), “What Do We Do About John James Audubon?” Audubon Magazine,

J. Drew Lanham’s home page

The UM-Flint library has electronic versions of many of Lanham’s writings:

The Home Place:

Book chapters:
Forever Gone / The Best American Essays 2019
Red-headed Love Child / When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers
Still Birding While Black / Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy
Hope and Feathers: A crisis in birder identification / The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World

Wildlife and conservation organizations

The Aldo Leopold Foundation

The National Wildlife Federation and Michigan Wildlife Federation, Great Lakes

The Nature Conservancy and

The National Audubon Society

Michigan Audubon

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Note