Wise Words Wednesdays: Celebrating the birthdays of two wise nature lovers-Jane Goodall and John Burroughs

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Happy Birthday to Jane Goodall and John Burroughs!

Jane Goodall’s amazing work with chimpanzees opened a world of understanding about these magnificent and complex primates. Goodall travels frequently, speaking about conservation and the power we all have to make a positive change in the world.

American naturalist and writer John Burroughs died in 1921, but left a legacy of inspiring works on nature.

To honor Goodall and Burroughs on their birthdays, here are some wise words they have given to nature and wildlife lovers everywhere:

If we kill off the wild, we are killing a part of our souls. – Jane Goodall

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put back in order. – John Burroughs

To learn more about Jane Goodall and her conservation and preservation efforts, check out the Jane Goodall Institute. The John Burroughs Association website includes photos of the cabin where the naturalist did much of his writing and entertaining of some very famous guests.


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