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Snowy Egret - Killer Hats

© Stan Hope

  Today you’ll find Snowy Egrets in the south and central United States and in remnant wetlands along the Atlantic coast. But once, they were rare. During the late 1800s, millions of birds – including Snowy Egrets – were killed annually to adorn the hats of fashionable ladies. Outraged citizens took action, forming the Audubon movement and passing laws that reduced the slaughter.

Today’s show brought to you by the Lufkin Family Foundation.