May

May 1 — Linnaeus Publishes “Species Plantarum” (1753)

May 2 — “Peter and The Wolf” Premieres (1936)

May 3 — Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish Oceanographer, Born (1874)

May 4 — Eugenie Clark, The Shark Lady, Born (1922)

May 5 — Frederick Lincoln, Pioneer of Bird Banding, Born (1892)

May 6 — Lassen Volcanic National Park Created (1907)

May 7 — Nature’s Best Moms

May 8 — David Attenborough Born (1926)

May 9 — Thames River Embankments Completed (1874)

May 10 — Birute Galdikas, Orangutan Expert, Born (1946)

May 11 — “HMS Beagle” Launched (1820)

May 12 — Farley Mowat, Author of “Never Cry Wolf,” Born (1921)

May 13 — St. Lawrence Seaway Authorized (1954)

May 14 — Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1804)

May 15 — Declaration of the Conservation Conference (1908)

May 16 — Ramon Margalef, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1919)

May 17 — Australian BioBanking for Biodiversity Implemented (2010)

May 18 — Mount St. Helens Erupts (1980)

May 19 — Carl Akeley, Father of Modern Taxidermy, Born (1864)

May 20 — European Maritime Day

May 21 — Rio Grande Water-Sharing Convention Signed (1906)

May 22 — International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23 — President Carter Delivers Environmental Message to Congress (1977)

May 24 — Bison Again Roam Free in Canada’s Grasslands National Park (2006)

May 25 — Lacey Act Created (1900)

May 26 — Last Model T Rolls Off the Assembly Line (1927)

May 27 — Rachel Carson, Author of “Silent Spring,” Born (1907)

May 28 — Sierra Club Founded (1892)

May 29 — Stephen Forbes, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1844)

May 30 — Everglades National Park Created (1934)

May 31 — The Johnstown Flood (1889)

This Month in Conservation

April 1
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1940)
April 2
Maria Sibylla Merian, German Entomologist, Born (1647)
April 3
Jane Goodall, Chimpanzee Researcher, Born (1934)
April 4
“The Good Life” Begins Airing (1975)
April 5
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created (1933)
April 6
American Museum of Natural History Founded (1869)
April 7
World Health Day
April 8
A Tribute to the Endangered Species Act
April 9
Jim Fowler, “Wild Kingdom” Co-host, Born (1932)
April 10
Arbor Day First Celebrated (1872)
April 11
Ian Redmond, Primatologist, Born (1954)
April 12
Arches National Monument Created (1929)
April 13
First Elephant Arrives in U.S. (1796)
April 14
Black Sunday Dust Storm (1935)
April 15
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Animal Behaviorist, Born (1907)
April 16
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing Arrive in U.S. (1972)
April 17
Ford Mustang Introduced (1964)
April 18
Natural History Museum, London, Opened (1881)
April 19
E. Lucy Braun, Plant Ecologist, Born (1889)
April 20
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Godmother of Sustainable Development, Born (1939)
April 21
John Muir, Father of American Conservation, Born (1838)
April 22
The First Earth Day (1970)
April 23
World Book Day
April 24
Tomitaro Makino, Father of Japanese Botany, Born (1862)
April 25
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Established (1947)
April 26
John James Audubon Born (1785)
April 27
Soil Conservation Service Created (1935)
April 28
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Announced (1986)
April 29
Dancing with Nature’s Stars
April 29
Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)
April 30
First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)
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