Alexander Wetmore - Field notes, January 1898 - April 1902 around North Freedom, Wisconsin, No. 1

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What were you passionate about when you were twelve? Alexander Wetmore's first field journal captured his observations of pelicans during a vacation in Florida. He was eight years old. By 1898, his passion for the study of birds had only grown. Young "Aleck" Wetmore used the wildlife around his home of North Freedom, Wisconsin, to sharpen his observation skills. He would go on be a leader in the field of ornithology and avian paleontology as well as sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian.

Please join us and fellow volunteers to transcribe his 1898 field journal, recorded when he was twelve.

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