May Theilgaard Watts
Pen Name: May Petrea Theilgaard Watts
Born: 1893 in Chicago, Illinois
May Watts grew up in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
May began a teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse outside of the city. She attended college during the summer at the University of Chicago, where she studied botany and ecology with Henry Chandler Cowles. Watts graduated in 1918 as a Phi Beta Kappa.
She has had the May T. Watts Nature Park in Highland Park, Illinois, and the May Watts Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois, named after her. Her house in Highland Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The May Theilgaard Watts Reading Garden of Morton Arboretum was named for her in 1963.
- Reading the Landscapes of America, Nature Study Guild Publishers, 1999
- Reading the Landscape of Europe, Nature Study Guild Publishers , 2009
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Reading the Landscape of America
Release Date: 1999-03-15
Reading the Landscape of Europe
Release Date: 2009-08-01
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