ORPHEUS MOYER SCHANTZ
Orpheus Moyer Schantz
Naturalist, Writer and Lecturer
Announces that he will make engagements to speak on the following subjects-
OUR NATIVE BIRDS AND THEIR MIGRATIONS
STYLES IN TREE BARK
IN THE HIGH SMOKIES
OUR NATIVE FERNS
CONSERVATION OF WILD LIFE
Mr. Schantz has been for fifteen years President of the Illinois Audubon Society; is Treasurer and Director of the Geographic Society of Chicago; Life Member and one of the Scientific Governors of the Chicago Academy of Sciences; Life Member of the Wild Flower Preservation Society; Member of the Prairie Club, Friends of our Native Landscape, Chicago Ornithological Society, etc. and one of the founders of the Conservation Council.
He has for many years lectured before schools, Women's Clubs, and Nature organizations, on Birds, wild flowers, the sand dunes and general conservation.
He contributed articles to The National Geographic Society on the Sand Dunes of Indiana, and to Country Life, on the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as many short nature articles and poems, to the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and Knoxville, Tenn. papers.
In 1918, Mr. Schantz first became acquainted with the Smoky Mountain region of Eastern Tenn. He has made nine visits to this little known, but long settled section of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, beginning with 1925 each year conducting parties from Chicago. He has made six ascents of Leconte Mountain altitude 6685 feet, the highest peak in Tennessee, and excepting Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the highest peak east of the Black Hills. In 1925 he conducted a party of 59 from the Geographic Society, the largest party ever to go into the region from the North and the largest party to visit the region from anywhere.
Mr. Schantz is recognized in Knoxville as one of the best authorities on the fauna, flora, and other natural history of the Smoky Mountains. In this region, an area of 428,000 acres, of which 250,000 acres are magnificent primeval forest, has been surveyed for a New National Park, and within a very short time the Park will be open to tourists. Mr. Schantz' colored
slides of the Smokies are the only ones available in Chicago.
Mr. Schantz' simple and entertaining manner of telling the stories of things out of doors has gained for him a wide popularity, and in 1927 he spent a week in August as one of the faculty of the famous Wild Life School at McGregor, Iowa, one of the most unique institutions of its kind in the country. His lectures were so well received that he has been officially engaged for 1928.
Terms for Lectures on application.
ORPHEUS MOYER SCHANTZ
137 So. La Salle St. Chicago
Botany Party in the High Smokies
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