Nature and Wildlife in the President's Park ( 43)

Nature and Wildlife in the President's Park ( 43)

This issue of White House History features wildlife in the President’s Park with articles on the beloved squirrels, birds, and butterflies, and the much less desirable mice and rats who make their home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The issue opens with an article by Jonathan Gross, who studied Thomas Jefferson’s literary reflections on animals and poetry compiled in his scrapbooks. Art historian William Kloss discovered butterflies in presidential life and art. Jonathan Pliska took note of the bu