The John Burroughs Association was
formed in 1921 shortly after the naturalist-writer died.
Among the Association's aims are:
- fostering a love of nature as
exemplified by Burroughs' life and work
- preserving the places associated with his life
The Association publicly recognizes well
written and illustrated natural history publications.
Each year a medal is awarded to the author of a distinguished
book of natural history, a list of exceptional natural history
books for young readers is selected, and an outstanding nature
essay is identified. Presentations of these literary awards are
made during the annual meeting of the Association on the first Monday of April.
Available, for the cost of postage, are a list of the Burroughs
Medal winners, a list of 105 Nature Books for Young Readers, and
a list of essay award winners. Send a self-addressed number ten
envelope to the Secretary (see address under membership
information below). Apply first class postage for two ounces for
one list or postage for four ounces for two or more lists.
Still available is the 115 page clothbound Indexes to the
Collected Works of John Burroughs by William D. Perkins. The
price, postage included, is: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers,
and $35 for institutions.
The Association owns and maintains Slabsides and the adjoining John
Burroughs Sanctuary near West Park, New York.
Open house at Slabsides is held twice a year, the third Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October.
A permanent exhibit devoted to John Burroughs may be seen at the
American Museum of Natural History in New York City.