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

January 1
NEPA Enacted (1970)
January 2
Bob Marshall Born (1901)
January 3
Canaveral National Seashore Created (1975)
January 4
The Real James Bond Born (1900)
January 5
National Bird Day
January 6
Wild Kingdom First Airs (1963)
January 7
Gerald Durrell Born (1925)
January 8
Alfred Russel Wallace Born (1823)
January 9
Muir Woods National Monument Created (1908)
January 10
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 11
Aldo Leopold Born (1887)
January 12
National Trust of England Established (1895)
January 13
MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, Born (1935)
January 14
Martin Holdgate Born (1931)
January 15
British Museum Opened (1795)
January 16
Dian Fossey Born (1932)
January 17
Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Environmentalist, Born (1706)
January 18
White Sands National Monument Created (1933)
January 19
Yul Choi, Korean Environmentalist, Born (1949)
January 19
Acadia National Park Established (1929)
January 20
Penguin Appreciation Day
January 21
The Wilderness Society Founded (1935)
January 22
Iraq Sabotages Kuwaiti Oil Fields (1991)
January 23
Sweden Bans CFCs in Aerosols (1978)
January 24
Baden-Powell Publishes “Scouting for Boys” (1908)
January 25
Badlands National Park Established (1939)
January 26
Benjamin Franklin Disses the Bald Eagle (1784)
January 27
National Geographic Society Incorporated (1888)
January 28
Bermuda Petrel, Thought Extinct for 300 Years, Re-discovered (1951)
January 29
Edward Abbey, author of “Desert Solitaire,” Born (1927)
January 30
England Claims Antarctica (1820)
January 31
Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior, Born (1920)
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