Passenger Pigeon

Sam Crowe on December 8th, 2010

  This story probably starts last fall (2009) when I was doing my Big Ten tour researching passenger pigeons (or pp for short). Don Gorney and I spent a day in Bloomington IN going through the Amos Butler papers. Butler was, in Ken Brock’s words, the grandfather of Indiana ornithology and his 1898 tome on […]

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Sam Crowe on November 20th, 2010

  Horicon is a thirty-two thousand acre marsh in south central Wisconsin. A creation of the last great glacial incursion, it is one of, if not the, largest cattail marsh on the continent. Ditches running thought it represent the scars from people trying to drain it a hundred or so years ago. But they failed, […]

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