Founding of Michigan Audubon
The stated objectives of the Society were as follows:
(1) To disseminate information respecting the economic value of birds to agriculture, and their importance to the welfare of man.I find it of particular interest that Michigan Audubon was originally founded as an auxiliary of the Michigan Ornithological Club.
(2) To discourage the purchase or use of the feathers of any birds for ornamentation, except those of the Ostrich and domesticated fowls.
(3) To discourage the destruction of wild birds and their eggs (except for scientific purposes).
(4) To establish Bird Day exercises in the schools of the State of Michigan, in connection with the celebration of Arbor Day, and to encourage the introduction of bird study in schools.
Labels: Michigan ornithology