July

July 1 — Duck Stamp Born (1934)

July 2 — Morrill Act Created Land-Grant Universities (1862)

July 3 — The Great Auk Went Extinct (1844)

July 4 — Stephen Mather, Founding Director of the National Park Service, Born (1967)

July 5 — Yoshimaro Yamashina and Ernst Mayr, Ornithologists, Born (1900, 1904)

July 6 — Maria Martin, Naturalist and Author, Born (1796)

July 7 — Alaska Admitted as a State (1958)

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July 9 — Starbucks Abandoned Plastic Straws (2018)

July 10 — Rainbow Warrior Bombed and Sunk (1985)

July 11 — World Population Day

July 12 — Herbert Zim, Creator of “Golden Guides,” Born (1909)

July 13 — Source of the Mississippi River Discovered (1832)

July 14 — George Washington Carver National Monument Established (1943)

July 15 — Emmeline Pankhurst, British Suffragette Leader, Born (1858)

July 16 — UNESCO Added Giant Panda and Shark Sanctuaries to World Heritage List (2006)

July 17 — Handel’s “Water Music” Premiered (1717)

July 18 — Gilbert White, the “First Ecologist,” Born (1720)

July 19 — Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Created (1976)

July 20 — Annual “Swan Upping” on the Thames River

July 20 — Gregor Mendel, Pioneering Geneticist, Born (1822)

July 21 — Aswan High Dam Opened (1970)

July 22 — Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 — Commercial Whaling Banned (1982)

July 24 — Machu Picchu Discovered (1911)

July 25 — Jim Corbett, Tiger Conservationist, Born (1875)

July 26 — James Lovelock, Originator of Gaia Theory, Born (1919)

July 27 — Przewalski’s Horse Gave Birth by Artificial Insemination (2013)

July 28 — Beatrix Potter, Author and Conservationist, Born (1866)

July 29 — International Tiger Day

July 30 — Golden Spike National Historical Park Created (1965)

July 31 — Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster and Conservationist, Born (1919)

This Month in Conservation

October 1
Yosemite National Park Created (1890)
October 2
San Diego Zoo Founded (1916)
October 3
James Herriot, English Veterinarian, Born (1916)
October 4
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology
October 5
Catherine Cooper Hopley, British Herpetologist, Born (1817)
October 6
Mad Hatter’s Day
October 7
Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, Born (1888)
October 8
World Octopus Day
October 9
Vajont Dam Disaster (1963)
October 10
Dnieper Dam Began Operation (1932)
October 11
Big Cypress and Big Thicket National Preserves Created (1974)
October 12
William Laurance, Tropical Conservationist, Born (1957)
October 13
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
October 14
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Created (1922)
October 15
Isabella Bird, Pioneering Eco-traveler, Born (1831)
October 16
World Food Day
October 17
Oliver Rackham born (1939)
October 18
Clean Water Act established (1972)
October 19
Research Vessel Albatross Launched (1882)
October 20
OPEC Oil Embargo (1973)
October 21
“Ding” Darling born (1876)
October 22
Wombat Day
October 23
Cumberland Island National Seashore established (1972)
October 24
Antoni von Leeuwenhoek born (1632)
October 25
Secretary of the Interior Convicted in Teapot Dome Scandal (1929)
October 26
Erie Canal Opens (1825)
October 27
Golden Gate and Gateway National Recreation Areas Created (1972)
October 28
Henry Mosby, Wild Turkey Biologist, Born (1913)
October 28
First Ticker-tape Parade Held (1886)
October 29
Stanley Park, Vancouver, Dedicated (1889)
October 30
UNESCO Designates 9 Natural World Heritage Sites (1981)
October 31
Lincoln Highway Dedicated (1913)
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