|250 year old allee. Pitney Farm (Menham, New Jersey)|
Kathleen T. Pitney, photographer
– John Burroughs, naturalist
Nature writers like John Burroughs (1837-1921) along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, John Muir and Henry David Thoreau have had a huge influence on America’s appreciation of nature. Burroughs’ writings, in particular, made him a popular public figure in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the conservation movement in America was making important strides at the national level. As a result of his popularity, Burroughs made friends with powerful and influential people, including President Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford (all of whom he camped with).
|Vollum Garden (Portland, Oregon)|
Cynthia Woodyard, photographer