Florence Bailey - Journal from a trip to Maine, 1911

About the Project

Grab your field journal, we’re off to Maine! In 1911, naturalist Florence Bailey (1863-1948) traveled from Washington, DC to Maine by way of Montreal, Canada. Bailey was a strong and influential voice arguing for the adoption of field observation techniques at the turn of the 20th century, particularly among ornithologists. In this journal, Florence records all sorts of aspects about the trip such as locations, vegetation, habitats, birds observed, their behavior and even the modes of transportation she used. You might notice that about halfway through she flips the book over and continues writing from the back. Thank you for joining us to transcribe this ornithology pioneer’s firsthand account of fauna and flora in Maine.

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