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Pelican at Pelican Island

Pelican Island at 110 Years

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On March 14, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt issued an executive order setting aside Pelican Island, Florida, as the very first national wildlife refuge. Today, it remains an essential breeding ground for migratory waterfowl—and one of 561 wildlife refuges overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Daniel M. Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently discussed what Pelican Island is like today.

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A Meeting of Minds, in “Nature and Poetry: A Conversation with E. O. Wilson and Robert Hass,” Thursday, December 6, at the Museum

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On Thursday, December 6, the eminent sociobiologist E. O. Wilson will join former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur Fellow Robert Hass (far left) at the Museum for a discussion about the interplay between art and science—and how close observation of nature, whether in poetry or science, can inspire the conservationist in all of us. 

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