Thornton Burgess was an author of stories for children, a radio broadcaster, and a naturalist. This post is concerned with the latter 2 and, of course, the California condor.
What were people thinking about the California condor at the end of the 20th century?
As one (very partial) answer to that question, I note 6 letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times published 1995-1999.
This post is another in a series highlighting published letters to newspaper editors that concern or refer to the California condor. Here are excerpts from 8 more letters that appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Last month, California condors made the national news in a bizarre and erroneous way. Here’s a brief report.
During the late 1980s, California condors were struggling to survive in the wild. As a result, all the birds were brought into captivity. On the positive side, the captive breeding program was having success.
Given these circumstances, it is not surprising that the California condor was the subject of discussion in the opinion pages of California’s most-prominent newspaper. Here are excerpts from some of these letters.