Annie Montague Alexander during a field trip to Nevada, 1905. Image: University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
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Women in Natural History

Let’s take a look at two different lists of names.

Number one:

  • Annie Montague Alexander
  • Margaret Murie
  • Ella Higginson
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Libby Mills
  • Terry Tempest Williams

Number two:

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • John Muir
  • Joseph Grinnell
  • Aldo Leopold
  • Charles Darwin
  • Gary Snyder

Everyone mentioned above is — in their own way — a naturalist. Some through literature, some through traditional field journaling, and others through exploration.

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