One hundred years ago, a passenger pigeon named Martha died in captivity in a Cincinnati Zoo. She was the last of an indigenous species that once numbered in the billions in North America, particularly in Wisconsin and Michigan, where flocks could block out the sun for miles. Gone but not forgotten, faculty at Beloit College are getting students and the community excited about the bird once again.
Remembering the Passenger Pigeon
By Seth Jovaag | November 28, 2014