December 22 Birthday: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson. MISS LADY BIRD’S WILDFLOWERS


Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, environmentalist and First Lady
Dec. 22, 1912-July 11, 2007

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein (HarperCollins, 2005)

One person can make our world a more beautiful place. Here’s proof. Thank you, Lady Bird.

Visit The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

April 21 Birthday – John Muir, JOHN MUIR: AMERICA’S FIRST ENVIRONMENTALIST

John Muir, environmentalist, preservationist, naturalist, conservationist

Apr. 21, 1838-Dec. 24, 1914

John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by Stan Fellows (Candelwick, 2006)
John Muir loved wide open spaces and was committed to protecting the wilderness. He founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his work today. His work led to the first National Park in America – Yosemite.
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, a film by Ken Burns, features a biography of John Muir.