November

November — Let’s talk Nature and Culture!

November 1 — Ansel Adams Shoots “Moonrise” (1941)

November 2 — National Bison Day

November 3 — William Cullen Bryant Born (1794)

November 4 — UNESCO Created (1946)

November 5 — Ethelwynn Trewavas Born (1900)

November 6 — International Day to Protect the Environment during War

November 7 — Costa Rica Constitution Enacted (1949)

November 8 — World Town Planning Day

November 9 — First Live Panda Leaves China (1936)

November 10 — Guinness Book of World Records Born (1951)

November 11 — Leonardo DiCaprio Born (1974)

November 12 — Salim Ali Born (1896)

November 13 — Amory Lovins Born (1947)

November 14 — US Crushes Elephant Ivory (2013)

November 15 — America Recycles Day

November 16 — Global Climate Change Research Act Passed (1990)

November 17 — David Livingstone Arrives at Victoria Falls (1855)

November 18 — Asa Gray, Father of American Botany, Born (1810)

November 19 — World Toilet Day

November 20 — John Merle Coulter, Pioneering Botanist, Born (1851)

November 21 — Lava Beds National Monument Created (1925)

November 22 — Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite” Premiered (1931)

November 23 — National Eat-A-Cranberry Day

November 24 — “On the Origin of Species” Published (1859)

November 25 — Nikolai Vavilov, Pioneering Russian Agronomist, Born (1887)

November 26 — Anna Maurizio, Swiss Bee Expert, Born (1900)

November 27 — Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Born (1955)

November 28 — Elsie Quarterman, Plant Ecologist, Born (1910)

November 29 — U.S. Rations Coffee (1942)

November 30 — Mark Twain, American Humorist, Born (1835)

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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