Jay N. “Ding” Darling
Brush and ink drawings of Mallards by Jay N. “Ding” Darling, a famous cartoonist and noted conservationist. The artist was chief of the Biological Survey, a precursor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1934 to 1936. “Ding” conceived the idea of using duck stamps to raise money for the purchase of wetlands. (Deceased)
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Pretty neat find!
Ding Darling illustrated Silent Spring by Rachael Carson.
There is a wildlife sanctuary on Sanibel Island in Florida named in his honor.