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

September 1
Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, Died (1914)
September 2
President Roosevelt Dedicated Great Smoky National Park (1940)
September 3
Wilderness Act passed (1964)
September 4
Fort Bragg, Home of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Established (1918)
September 5
UNESCO Established First World Heritage Sites (1978)
September 6
Alcide d’Orbigny, French Naturalist, Born (1802)
September 7
Edward Birge, Father of Limnology, born (1851)
September 8
UN Millennium Declaration ratified (2000)
September 9
First “Bug” Found in Computer (1945)
September 10
Henry Hardtner, Father of Southern Forestry, Born (1870)
September 11
World Wildlife Fund Began Operations (1961)
September 12
Canyonlands National Park Established (1964)
September 13
Walter Reed born (1851)
September 14
Marc Reisner, Author of Cadillac Desert (1948)
September 15
Darwin reaches the Galapagos Islands (1835)
September 16
Ed Begley Jr., Environmental Advocate, born (1949)
September 17
Edgar Wayburn, Wilderness Advocate, Born (1906)
September 18
Grey Owl, Pioneering Conservationist in Canada, Born (1888)
September 19
Urmas Tartes, Estonian Nature Photographer, born (1963)
September 20
AAAS Founded (1848)
September 21
Assateague Island National Seashore Created (1965)
September 22
Peace Corps becomes law (1961)
September 23
Rose Selected as U.S. National Flower (1986)
September 24
President Kennedy Dedicated Pinchot Institute (1963)
September 25
Pope Francis Addressed the UN on the Environment (2015)
September 26
Johnny Appleseed Born (1774)
September 27
“Silent Spring” Published (1962)
September 28
National Public Lands Day
September 29
Steinhart Aquarium opens (1923)
September 30
Hoover Dam Dedicated (1935)
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