By Pat McCarthy
The historical past of yankee environmentalism is the background of guys and girls who devoted their lives to holding the nation's normal background. virtually singlehandedly, John James Audubon brought the research of birds in North the United States. John Muir driven a president and a state into atmosphere apart significant preserves, together with Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainier, and the Grand Canyon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas did an identical for the Florida Everglades, as did Mardy Murie with the Grand Tetons and the Arctic nationwide natural world shelter. Cordelia Stanwood, and later Roger Peterson, revolutionized and popularized birdwatching. Rachel Carson opened the world's eyes to the risks of insecticides, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill stored a 1,000-year-old redwood whereas bringing to mild the devastation of our previous progress forests. jointly, those environmentalists' inspiring lifestyles tales inform the tale of yankee environmentalism, from its inception to the current day.In Friends of Our Earth readers...
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He lived with the Quaker tenants, William Thomas and his wife. Audubon loved life at Mill Grove. He wrote that Mill Grove was “refreshed by the waters of the Schuylkill River, and transversed by a creek named Perkioming. ” Audubon was popular with the other young people in the area and spent his time enjoying himself. He was a great dancer, played the violin well, and was a good hunter. He said, “Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. ” Audubon dressed in satin pants, ruffled shirts, and silk stockings.
He did the work in his room, and the neighbors soon became upset at the unpleasant odors. The smell became so bad that they called the constable. Eventually Audubon got tired of working for someone else. He wrote to Rozier on May 6, 1807, that he wanted to start a store. He had decided what goods they should carry and that the store would be in Kentucky. Alexander Wilson Audubon wasn’t the first person to decide to paint all the birds of North America. Alexander Wilson had set out to do the same thing.
He finished a book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, which was about a trip he and John had taken. He also kept journals, as he knew he would want to write about his stay in the woods. He finished a complete draft of Walden, several lectures, and a third of his book The Maine Woods. He wrote a significant amount in two years, considering all the time he spent walking, observing nature, going into town, and entertaining company. Thoreau thought a lot about the animals and the loss of their habitats.