The man in these photos is A.B. Williams. At least once a week from 1930 to 1950, Williams walked the woods in the #Cleveland
parks and recorded species, the location and condition of larger trees, as well as the arrival dates of migratory birds and wildflower phenology, amassing a huge collection (of field notes, photographs, maps, sketches, writings and other archival material. This treasure trove of naturalist data could only be found in its original form in the Museum’s archive for decades – until now.
Through a grant from the @usnatarchives
, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has preserved and made the collection available digitally, and has developed the Discover - Explore - Connect program, focused on engaging with the environment through historical records in the natural sciences. The curriculum offers many creative teaching opportunities through interactive activities for all ages, digital maps and much more.
To learn more about Discover - Explore - Connect visit cmnhabwilliams.org
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