via 500px / Photo “European Starling" by Wes Horner

After two failed attempts, about 60 Common Starlings were released in 1890 into New York’s Central Park by Eugene Schieffelin. He was president of the American Acclimatization Society which tried to introduce every bird species mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare into North America.

via 500px / Photo “European Starling" by Wes Horner

After two failed attempts, about 60 Common Starlings were released in 1890 into New York’s Central Park by Eugene Schieffelin. He was president of the American Acclimatization Society which tried to introduce every bird species mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare into North America.

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