"SUMMER BIRDS" and "BIRDS OF OYSTER BAY"
Roosevelt's interest in the outdoors and wildlife began in childhood. As a student at Harvard from 1876-1880, "he kept a small menagerie in his room that included snakes, lobsters and a large tortoise" (Miller p. 71). Also during this time, he and a classmate, Hal Minot, published two ornithological studies. The first of these was The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, N.Y., followed by the 1879 publication of Notes on Some of the Birds of Oyster Bay, Long Island
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