A love affair with birds – and photography

Last week I shared some of my findings from background research on the Bell Museum of Natural History. After finishing the first book consulted, the Annals of the Museum of Natural History, I moved on to book #2: a biography…

Frederic King Butters, 1878-1945

Ernst Abbe, University of Minnesota instructor, began a memorial article about his colleague Frederic K. Butters with the following quote: “‘Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas Atque metus omnes, et inexorabile fatum Subject pedibus’ – Vergil Fred Butters appreciated…

Laying the Foundation: Newton Horace Winchell

The first dedicated study of the geology of Minnesota – and the discovery of the outstanding natural features of the state – is largely attributed to Newton Horace Winchell, the first director of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey….