Unique 5-Star Vacation Available to Our Catesby Friends –

Prem Devadas, President of Salamander Resorts and a personal friend, has offered the Catesby Commemorative Trust, at no charge, the following opportunity for our Catesby friends.

It is a three night midweek stay for two at the 5-star Salamander Resort in historic Middleburg, Virginia, which has also received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence. 

Visit www.salamanderresort.com for more information about this magnificent resort in the heart of Virginia's horse country and only one hour from DC.                    

Included are an Estate Guest Room, a dinner (excluding alcohol), a Countryside Trail Ride, and an Empowers Adventure Tree Top Zip Tour for two.  Reservations are on a space available basis.

This wonderful experience – valued at $2000 - is available to the highest bidder when received by the Trust by 9 p.m. EST, January 24, 2017.  Starting bid is $200.00.

Please email your bid to Janice Stanley, CCT Executive Assistant, at stella​yaris@gmail.com.

David J. Elliott
Executive Director

CURRENT BID:  $500

THE BOOK:

The Curious Mister Catesby

In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683-1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches.

 

About the Book

“This book is an absorbing blend of early colonial history in the American Southeast and the Bahamas with the rich fauna and flora the settlers freshly contained. Catesby emerges as one of the first true naturalists of the New World.”

– Edward O. Wilson, University Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Harvard University

THE CATESBY COMMEMORATIVE TRUST

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"We inspire respect for early naturalist explorers and ensure conservation of their work, as well the plants animals and habitat they studied, through education and research."

 

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